Geography and History YouTube Channels for Elementary

educational youtube channels: geography and history

Recently, I shared the best STEM / STEAM YouTube channels.  Now let's look at the best geography and history YouTube channels for elementary kids, ages 5 - 11. Geography YouTube Channels Global Wonders DVD Series This channel only has a few movies but it's worth mentioning since you can buy the DVDs if you enjoy the content. Are We There Yet? National Geographic This … [Read more...]

Fantastic! The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven

Caretakers Guide to Fablehaven review

Fans of the middle-grade fantasy series, Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, will love the newest companion book called The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven arriving in bookstores October 13, 2015. It's the essential guide to Fablehaven so if you want to be a caretaker, or just play one on TT, or just read the books, it's a must-own. Caretaker's Guide is a beautifully designed … [Read more...]

STEAM YouTube Channels for Elementary Kids

STEM STEAM YouTube Learning Channels for Kids

A homeschool reader wrote to ask me my recommendations for educational YouTube channels. Which is a really fantastic question -- and deserves a few blog posts, don't you think? Let's start with the best  S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) YouTube channels. You know that it's hard to sift through the massive amount of channels, and find what's best … [Read more...]

Hottest Toy of the Season: Playmation! Avengers

Playmation! Avengers Review

Playmation! Avengers Starter Pack is a totally unique, awesomely fun wearable hybrid toy -- a video game/live-action combination from Disney. It'll be the hottest toy of the upcoming 2015 holiday season. Check out the Toys“R”Us ad or in-store special for exciting offers on Duracell batteries. And if you ask my kids, Playmation! Avengers is super fun to play because you are … [Read more...]

Celebrate Big Imaginations in Picture Books!

picture books that celebrate a child's imagination

Books in themselves encourage our imaginations, don't they!? Today let's celebrate big imaginations and wild musings with beautiful new picture books. This list of picture books celebrates dreamers and possibilitarians. I hope they inspire you and your children! Of course there are many more books that the ones listed below. These are the most recently published. Do you have … [Read more...]

A Menagerie of Picture Books

picture books with animal characters

Bears, cats, penguins, and mice dominate this menagerie of picture books. All these newly published books feature an abundance of enchanting animal characters and lively stores. Enjoy!  A Menagerie of Picture Books The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton We loved this hilarious story of a warrior princess whose parents get her a kazillion cute sweaters -- which warriors … [Read more...]

Thrilling New Adventure and Mystery Books

best adventure and mystery books for kids

Get ready for the best new adventure and mystery books for kids because Find more than enough recommendations to keep your kids reading for months. (These are mostly all middle grade chapter books with three YA books that I snuck in at the end.) As always, happy reading! Thrilling Adventure and Mystery Chapter Books The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt … [Read more...]

What Is Sensory Processing Disorder? Sensory Processing 101

sensory processing book for parents

What is sensory processing disorder? It took months of occupational therapy with Children's Hospital Colorado and a ton of research on my own to understand my daughter's sensory processing disorder. But now days, there is SO MUCH more to help parents with SPD. In fact, there's a new book called Sensory Processing 101 about sensory processing by Dayna Abraham, Claire Heffron, … [Read more...]

New Monster and Halloween Books Fall 2015

Halloween and monster books for kids

Celebrate Halloween by reading good monster and Halloween books with your children. New Monster and Halloween Books Spookie Pookie by Sandra Boynton Don't you just love Sandra Boynton board books? My kids ADORED her writing and illustrations when they were littler. This cute Halloween book shows how Pookie makes a decision about what to wear as a Halloween costume. You'll … [Read more...]