Family Fun

How a Learning Tower Can Benefit Your Child

Kids naturally learn from watching and imitating. From the very beginning, babies and toddlers try to speak, move and act like the children and adults around them. How many times have you seen a small child pick up a...Read More »


Give the Gift of Laughter and Creativity!

One of the best parts of being a parent is the opportunity to act like a kid again. As a teacher, some of my favorite memories are dancing, singing and just having fun with the kids. The same is...Read More »


Pumpkin Learning Activities for Day and Night

I love the fall! If you regularly read the blog or follow me on social media, you may already know this since I tend to mention it a lot. I love the sights, sounds, smells and tastes. I’ve been...Read More »


You Are Wonderful

As a mother, it is so important to me that I raise my daughter to be proud of who she is. I want her to have confidence to do the things she loves and surround herself with people who...Read More »


How to Create a Special Place to Read with Your Kids

Do you have a favorite place to read? The Internet is full of amazing reading nooks and dream libraries. I find myself getting lost in the pictures dreaming of spending a day there. When it comes to getting kids...Read More »


Fun Leaf Activities That Will Get Kids Excited for Fall!

The bright and colorful leaves of fall just beg you to have fun with them! From jumping in piles of leaves to creating fun art projects, the possibilities are almost endless. I love when the trees around us start...Read More »


Making Kids Feel Special Through Reading

Reading together is one of my favorite ways to connect with my daughter. When we are reading a great book together, I hope that she takes the lessons, love and values to heart. I love when I read a...Read More »


Testing Your Memory with George!

How’s your memory? Not going to lie, I have a pretty terrible memory about some things. I still know all the words to random TV shows from the 90s (get out of my head Fresh Prince!), but other things...Read More »


Preschool in a Box!

As a teacher and a mom, I am always looking for ways to entertain my daughter while also teaching her. I try to fill our days with various learning activities or opportunities to be creative and practice important skills....Read More »


Celebrating Families of All Kinds!


No two families are alike. Some families have 1 parent. Some families have two moms or two dads. Other families may have stepparents or several generations living under one roof. Each family is unique, and it is important...Read More »


What Makes You Laugh?

My favorite sound in the world is my daughter’s laugh. My family tends to laugh until we can’t speak, or until tears are running down our cheeks. I love that my daughter has developed this trait already. Whether she...Read More »


Get New Activity Ideas & Parenting Tips with the Parenting Super Bundle!

My to-read list has no end. I am constantly looking for new books that entertain, inform, inspire and teach. When I became a parent, my list only got longer! Parenting books, activity books, cookbooks for kids and children’s...Read More »


Boost Your Imagination!

Imagination is such an important part of childhood. Do you remember the games you used to play when you were younger? We hear a lot of parents lamenting about how they didn’t have electronics and devices to entertain them...Read More »


Starting Early: How I Taught My 1 Year Old to Speak in 4 Languages

Kids are sponges. We hear it all the time.

“They will repeat everything you say!”

“They learn even when they don’t seem like they are listening.”

As a teacher, I had lots of plans for teaching my daughter when she was born....Read More »


Cheese Tasting with Anatole & Heluva Good!

Standard Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! Cheese as part of an Influence Central campaign and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. In order...Read More »


Sand Activities for Learning

Playing in the sand is one of the summer traditions that you can enjoy anywhere! Whether you are at the beach, or playing in your own yard, there are so many fun ways that you can turn playing in...Read More »


Book Traditions to Start With Your Kids

Books are such an important part of my life, and now in the life of my daughter. We read every day, both together and separately. I won’t lie, our book collection may be a little out of control! However,...Read More »


Birthday Traditions to Start with Your Kids!

I loved my birthday when I was growing up. I was always a shy kid, but if there was one day when I didn’t mind the attention, it was on my birthday. My parents made our birthdays special with...Read More »


Teaching Dental Health to Kids with the Brushies!

Teaching your kids to brush their teeth can sometimes be a struggle. My daughter has gone through stages of loving to brush her teeth, and also hating it. At her first visit to the dentist, he told me that...Read More »


Reading at the Grocery Store

I am a firm believer that learning opportunities can be found anywhere. My parents often used every day situations to teach my sister and I various lessons and skills that would be helpful to us in our lives. While...Read More »


21 Awesome Chalk Activities to Keep Kids Learning in Summer!

Summer is here which means it is time to get outside and play! We have been spending as much time as possible out in the sun and my daughter has a newfound fascination with chalk. There are so many...Read More »


Put Down the Phone! Raising Kids in a Digital Age

Raising kids in a digital age comes with a whole new set of difficulties. From managing screen time to monitoring what kids have access to, parenting with screens can be a difficult balance. While screens may be part of...Read More »


Discovering New Books with Little Fun Club

No matter how old we get, it is still exciting to receive something fun in the mail. My daughter loves going to the post office, and she is over the moon when she gets a piece of...Read More »


How I Am Rocking Motherhood By Raising a Bookworm!

The How I am Rocking Motherhood challenge has been taking over blogs around the internet lately. It is awesome to see all of these bloggers whom I admire giving themselves credit for the awesome job that they are doing...Read More »


What Will Grow? - Fun Seed Activities for Kids

Spring is coming! I love the spring time. The snow melts away, the flowers start to pop out of the ground and we can get outside again. Springtime feels like it is full of possibilities. We bought our house...Read More »


Activating Prior Knowledge

When it comes to teaching reading, activating prior knowledge is one of my favorite strategies. By using past experiences, or tapping into knowledge they already have, you can help kids to comprehend the stories and texts that you are...Read More »


Teaching Kids to Cook with The Tiny Chef!

At 20 months, my daughter already loves to cook. She has her own apron, and she insists on helping with most of the food preparation around the house. While I prepare a meal, she pulls out her step stool...Read More »


Celebrating Mardi Gras with the Bourbon Street Band!

Since my daughter was born, my parents have started a new tradition where they bring her a book from the places that they visit on their trips. They include a note about their visit and the things they saw...Read More »


Go on an Adventure with River Rose!

On a recent visit to the library, my daughter and I discovered the book River Rose and the Magical Lullaby written by Kelly Clarkson (the singer), and she has since fallen in love with it! My daughter loves this...Read More »


Fantastic Children's Books About Love

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s a great opportunity to remind the people in your life that you love them. (Yes, we should tell them everyday, but it never hurts to have a reminder!) One of my...Read More »


Ladybug Girl and Bingo: A Girl and Her Dog

The relationship between a kid and a dog is a special one, illustrated throughout pop culture in books, TV shows, movies, songs and commercials. I know from watching my daughter with our own lovable dog that she adores him...Read More »


Band-Aids & Books: Talking to Kids about First Aid & Doctors

Going to the doctor can be a scary thing for kids. New sights, smells and people can be overwhelming, plus doctor’s offices can mean sickness, injury or shots. If your child is afraid of going to the doctor, there...Read More »


Christmas Bucket List

The holiday season is full of opportunities for family, friends, food and fun. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, there are many fun activities that you can partake in at this time of year to build memories and have...Read More »


Halloween Fun & Games

Halloween is just around the corner! There are so many awesome Halloween books to get your family excited for the holiday. In addition to these awesome stories, check out some of the best Halloween fun and games to...Read More »


Halloween Bucket List

Seasons are changing and Halloween is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time of year to snuggle up with some yummy treats and cozy blankets and indulge in some great Halloween books with your kids. In addition to...Read More »


Sensory Bins for Fall Fun!

We live in the Northeast, so fall means cooler temperatures, changing leaves, cozy sweaters and the start of football season! The change in season offers a lot of opportunities to introduce young children to changes in nature, and sensory...Read More »


Fall Bucket List

Here in the Northeast, fall is upon us and there are so many fun and exciting ways to enjoy the season with your family. I love the fall season where we live. Sweaters, football, campfires, apples, pumpkins… the list...Read More »