Learning Games Gift Guide for Kids

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I recommend buying a learning game for your child's Christmas or holiday gift because it gives your family a fun playing and learning activity to enjoy together. 1. Bunny Peek-a-Boo for ages 2-5. Kids will love this 3D puzzle which includes four big, wooden blocks which kids arrnage to match each challenge. Kids will learn important math and reading reasoning with 60 … [Read more...]

U.S. History and Geography Games & Puzzles (Just In Time for Thanksgiving)

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I love learning games and am always looking for the best geography and history games. So, just in time for Thanksgiving, here are some of my family's favorite history and geography games and puzzles. Scrambled States by Gamewright This is one of our FAVORITE games! Players learn the names, capitals, nicknames, shapes and positions of the states through a myriad of … [Read more...]

Reading, Thinking, and Daring Greatly

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Over the next few weeks, I want to share with you several book that have been life-changing for me. Today I want to tell you about Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. It's for you as an individual. You as a leader. And you as a parent. She wrote it for all of us. Let me tell you a quick bit about my background so you can know why this book moved me so deeply. I was raised … [Read more...]

Newly Published Chapter Book Recommendations, Fall 2013

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Do your kids need new books to keep them reading? That's why I review the newly published books so that you can get your kids reading with new books that will interest them. There are so many great books in this list but I especially love The Lost Kingdom and Salem Hyde. See what you think for your kids! Easy Chapter Books (grades 1 - 3) The Gumaing Gum Girl! by Rode … [Read more...]

New Picture Books to Treasure

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As you know, I adore reading new picture books and sharing the best with you. Here are some new titles for your family to enjoy.   The Bear's Song by Benjamin Chaud We adore this oversized picture book for the fun follow-the-baby bear story and for the gorgeous and detailed illustrations. Little Bear wanders off and it's up to Papa Bear to find him. Can you find … [Read more...]

New Board Books for Babies and Toddlers

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I don't often review board books but I found some unique treasures I just had to share with you. When you're looking for a good book for your baby or toddler, consider interest, interactivity, and readability (not too many words). Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli A wonderful work of art art - this is also literally an alphabet book block. Each thick page is … [Read more...]

Get Excited to Read Halloween Books

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I'm not crazy about scary books but some kids love them. But often scary books can get some kids reading more than usual -- which is a good thing. So, here's a new list of scary and not-so-scary Halloween-themed books. New Picture Books Ten Orange Pumpkins A Counting Book by Stephen Savage A bold, graphic illustrations accompany rhyming text that counts down from 10 to … [Read more...]