10 Things You Must Know for an IEP Meeting


written by Doug Goldberg of Special Education Advisor. It's Back-to-School and time for your IEP meetings. Here are the top ten tips to remember for your IEP Meetings: 10.  Organize, Organize, and Organize; Make sure you have all IEP’s, assessments and medical diagnoses together in one three ring binder.  This way you can refer back to them during the IEP … [Read more...]

Peanuts Graphic Novel for Kids


If you're a Peanuts fan, you already know that the beloved characters are some of the worlds greatest philosophers. Now, the Peanuts gang is back in their first graphic novel for kids, Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, based on the work of PEANUTS creator Charles M. Schulz, good for both kids and adults. After reading the book, I totally agree with the title, Happiness is a Warm … [Read more...]

What’s New with American Girl Books


I love American Girl dolls and merchandise with a historical and educational component. (And don't you wish you thought of it first? Or is that just me?) Previously, the books were limited to the historical doll characters but now there are many more -- mysteries, contemporary fiction, advice books, and activity books. Girl of the Year Book - Kanani The American Girl doll … [Read more...]

Financial Literacy Game Online – Great Piggy Bank Adventure


T. Rowe Price and Disney created a totally fun (and free) online game called The Great Piggy Bank Adventure® that teaches kids financial literacy to kids. Through the online game and interactive experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World®, T.Rowe Price and Disney want to help parents talk with their kids about money and good financial habits. Believe it … [Read more...]

Flip Out Gamewright Game for Kids


I hate to play favorites but . . . I sure love Gamewright games. Actually, until recently, I didn't realize how many of our games were Gamewright games -- see below for a full list. And, I was fortunate to try out their newest game, FlipOut, which is my 9-year old's favorite game EVER. What's even better, Gamewright is giving away a FlipOut game to an Imagination Soup … [Read more...]

Totally Tubular Fraction Formula Game


Educational Insights Fraction Formula Game visually teaches children about fractions. It's a fun math game for kids that is colorful, playful, and educational. We love it! Fraction Game More than that, my kids, even my six year old, are finally conceptualizing fractions! So, fun and learning in one game, what's not to love? To Play: Each player starts with a cylinder. To … [Read more...]

You’ve Been Sentenced! (To a Fun Grammar Game)

grammar game for kids

You've Been Sentenced! is a hilariously fun grammar game for kids ages 8 and older from McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds. This game makes sentence creation point-worthy fun. Grammar Game Draw 10 cards from the shuffled pile of 540 word cards. Each card has five related words around the edge so you have lots of choices from which to form your sentence. Each card is worth … [Read more...]

Yoga Videos for Kids


Imagine a story that while children listened, they moved along with the action? That is the concept behind Move With Me Action Adventures, a series of yoga videos about Scooter and Boy. We know from brain research that movement improves cognitive function. But, sometimes it's hard to get our kids to move enough! The Action Adventures DVDs engage children in movement while … [Read more...]

On the Go With Mrs. P. and Tales2Go


How could I not know about Tales2Go before now? Oh, yeah, no i-gadgets. Until a few months ago when I unofficially adopted my husband's new iPad for my own so I could get Tales2Go. Tales2Go Tales2Go is perfect for book-loving families like us -- it's practically a million (or 1,500) audio books for your iPad (or any other i-things.) Books such as classics, folktales, fairy … [Read more...]