Learning Fun

Teaching Simple Concepts with Educational Board Books

Reading to kids from the beginning of their lives is so important. From the very first day, they can benefit from curling up with a loved one and listening to a book. As they get a bit...Read More »

Teaching Problem Solving with the Li'l Booger Buddies!

When I was in elementary school, I remember we participated in a competition where we were encouraged to come up with an invention that would solve a problem. We had to do research, create a plan and present...Read More »

Spread Smiles with These Children's Books on Kindness!

Random Acts of Kindness Day is observed on February 17th every year. I love the idea of recognizing the power of small acts of kindness and encouraging kids to make a difference. My mother is the kindest person...Read More »

Teaching Kids to Get Along!

Teaching kids to manage their emotions and monitor their behavior can be a difficult task. It can be hard to explain to them why certain actions are hurtful or will cause others to not want to play with...Read More »

Celebrate the Olympic Spirit with Books on Winter Sports!

I love the Olympics. The world comes together to watch people fulfill their lifelong goals and cheer them on. The pride in representing your country, the beautiful routines and tricks being performed and the incredible range of emotions...Read More »

Library Fun with The New Li-Bear-ian!

I have very vivid memories of getting my first library card. We walked to the library from our school and I probably still have the card with my little 5 year old signature on it somewhere. That library...Read More »

Introducing Babies to the Classics with Musical Board Books

Music is a universal language. I love that music can elicit big emotions, and allow the imagination to soar. Music can be tied to art, movement, math, writing and more. Even before babies can talk, they can react and respond...Read More »

Celebrating Diversity with Multicultural Children's Book Day!

Being able to recognize yourself in the art that you consume is something that a lot of people take for granted. It is so important for kids to be able to find books, toys and media that features...Read More »

Celebrating Valentine's Day with Your Favorite Characters!

Valentine’s Day is a time to share with the ones you love. What better way to help kids share the love than with a great book from one of their most beloved characters? I gathered a list of...Read More »

Fort Building Fun for All Seasons!

Did you enjoy building forts as a kid? I remember using old refrigerator boxes, sheets, and whatever else we could find to create our own little hideaways. We didn’t have a tree house, (and probably shouldn’t have with...Read More »

15 of the Best Yoga Books for Kids

From a very early age, my daughter has loved to do yoga. Even before she knew what she was doing, she loved copying my yoga moves. As she has grown, I have been really excited to find some...Read More »

Creativity Through the Windows in Our World

Do you ever take a walk around your neighborhood at night and notice all of the different windows lit in the buildings around you? Do you think about your neighbors or the people in the office buildings and...Read More »

10 Women Who Changed the World of Science

For a while now, there has been an increasing push to get more girls and women involved in STEM activities and careers.  This increased attention has allowed more and more women in STEM to be recognized for the...Read More »

Christmas Board Books for Stocking Stuffers!

Christmas is right around the corner! If you are in the market for last minute stocking stuffers, check out these fun Christmas board books. They’re perfect for the little readers on your list! (Also check out this...Read More »

Snuggle Up this Holiday Season!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

The holidays are a busy time of year full of lots of fun traditions, parties and...Read More »

A New Year's Eve Tradition for the Whole Family

I am a huge fan of the holiday season, and I get really sad when it’s time to take down the decorations and turn off the Christmas music. New Year’s Eve is the last  big hurrah of the...Read More »

Get Moving with the Elf in the House!

Christmas is right around the corner, so the elves are hard at work! As the weather gets colder and we find ourselves spending more time indoors, I’m always looking for fun ways to get us moving and get...Read More »

Christmas Tree Activities for the Whole Family

I love having the Christmas tree up. When I am playing in the living room with my daughter and the lights are on the tree and Christmas music is on the radio, there is a sense of peace...Read More »

Christmas Cookies Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in countries all over the world, but we all celebrate it a bit differently. I have always been fascinated with the various traditions and symbols of the holiday season. I even taught an entire...Read More »

Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten with Dilly Gator!

Preparing your child for kindergarten can be a daunting task. You may be worried about your child mastering all of the necessary skills. There are lots of easy things you can do at home to prepare them for...Read More »

Personalized Christmas Books to Make the Holidays Special!

When it comes to shopping for Christmas gifts, I am always looking for special gifts that really mean something. Growing up, my parents always bought ornaments for my sister and I to add to our collection, and I...Read More »

Educational Gifts for All the Kids On Your List

The holidays are right around the corner! When it comes to purchasing gifts for the kids in my life, I have always leaned more toward the educational (blame the teacher in me, as well as my parents). I...Read More »

Terrific Turkey Books

Turkey Day is almost here! As the weather turns colder and we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I wanted to gather a list of fun turkey themed books to inspire our learning this month. There are lots of fun...Read More »

Recognizing Veterans

As Veteran’s Day approaches, it is important to explain to kids why we spend a day recognizing our Veteran’s and honoring them for their service to our country. There are lots of great books about honoring the brave...Read More »

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...Read More »

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

Pumpkins provide so many fun opportunities to learn and practice important skills. Plus, who doesn’t feel festive when surrounded by bright orange pumpkins? We have already visited at least one apple orchard and pumpkin patch this year, so...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...Read More »