Learn the Alphabet with Animal Alphabet Friends Books

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Is your child ready to learn the alphabet and letter sounds? You'll love the new Alphabet Animal Friends book series from Newmark Learning. Alphabet Animal Friends help your child master letters and letter sounds with photographs of real objects and animals, playful rhymes, and cute characters. I'm already a fan, and think you will be, too. (Scroll for sweepstakes.) Each … [Read more...]

Disneyland Giveaway for Two

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**This giveaway has ended. Winner has been announced at the bottom of this post.** What would you say if I were to tell you that we are about to offer our readers the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY we've ever done?!? ...as in something that would make you literally JUMP UP & DOWN on your couch when you see it? And YES - that is exactly what you are going to want to do because WE are … [Read more...]

How I Got 1 Million Followers on Pinterest (+Kindle Fire Giveaway)

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Mary Prather gained 1,000 followers in one day. Rachel Miller tripled her Pinterest following from 9K to 36K. Amy Mascottincreased her Pinterest following more than 8,000 followers–in only about three weeks. How? With my new book, Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers (Strategies, Plans, and Tips, to Grow Your Business with Pinterest). (You don't need a … [Read more...]

Dot-to-Dots That Will Blow Your Mind (& a Giveaway)

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When I read through Dr. Toy's top 100 best toys, I saw Monkeying Around's Dot to Dot books. I wondered what could make a dot-to-dot book that different than any other dot-to-dot book - enough to win an award? Dot to Dot Books for Big Kids These aren't your preschooler's dot-to-dots. They're the coolest dot to dot pictures you'll ever see designed by David Kalvitis. You … [Read more...]

Newmark Early Readers

New Reading Genre Series from Newmark Learning

Ever since I first read Newmark Learning's books for early readers, I've been a fan. I'm equally impressed with their newest series, Jump Into Genre for grades 2 - 3. It's quality, engaging reading material in different genres. In the widely adopted Common Core Standards, the following genres are required for students: Tall Tales, Fables, Fairy Tales, Pourquoi Tales, … [Read more...]

Raising a Reader (Tips from an Author)

Raise a Book Lover (Tips from an Author)

by Helen Perelman, author of the uber-sweet Candy Fairies Series   Everyone agrees that reading to your child is beneficial, but here are some tips on how to make your child a book loving reader. Raise a Reader 1) The “B Routine” Long before babies can understand stories, the pictures and your voice stimulate them. Get in the habit of reading before the last bottle … [Read more...]

A New Literacy-Based Craft Kit: Page’s Corner

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Page's Corner's StoryCraft Box™ wants kids to activate their imaginations through books and build literacy skills. The kit arrives with a wonderfully unique picture book, two crafts with a literacy tie-in to the book, enrichment activities, and website links. . We tried The Big Orange Splot Box and enjoyed the book and crafts. (And I couldn't believe we'd never read this … [Read more...]

Make Your Playful Life Easier: Kiwi Crate

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If you're a family that loves creative play and learning, you'll love Kiwi Crate. Hours of fun per dollar spent, it's an investment that really is worth your money. I love it because of . . . clear, kid-friendly directions. engaging and interesting to my kids of different ages. plenty of supplies --you can do the activities several times over. high-quality … [Read more...]