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LD toolkits and ebooks

Do you know about the National Center for Learning Disabilities? It's a fantastic site -- with a ton of free materials that you can easily download and use today. Parent Toolkit: IEP Basics for Parents of Students with LD Parent Toolkit: Dyslexia Toolkit School Toolkit: The Truth About Bullying E-Book: IEP Meeting Planner E-Book: Executive Function Around the … [Read more...]

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Book Bucks

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This year, I'm giving my kids Valentines' Day Book Bucks instead of stuffed animals or candy. And, I've made free printable book bucks you can easily download and print for your kids, too! Gift of Book Bucks Like most kids, my kids love to choose their own books to read. They enjoy browsing the bookstore almost as much as me. (Which is one of my favorite things EVER.) I … [Read more...]

Read This If Your Child is Unhappy at School

School Choice

written by Natalie, mom and blogger at Afterschool for Smarty Pants I am very honored to be posting on Imagination Soup today, but I am going to talk about a difficult topic. When our children go to school, we all want them to be happy and motivated. We want them to love learning, make friends, and keep growing in their abilities. But what if things don’t go well at … [Read more...]

Best Books for Valentine’s Day Reading

Books for Valentine's Day Reading

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get special books to give and read for the occasion. There's a book for everyone on this list of Valentine's Day book round-up -- from sweet to silly to yes, even gross. Valentine's Day Board Books Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book by Karen Katz If you don't already have a Karen Katz book, run to … [Read more...]

Get Inspired with My Favorite Reading Quotes

inspirational quotes about reading

I collect quotes about learning and reading. Today I want to share with you some of my favorite quotes about reading. Enjoy! "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." - Margaret Fuller "Books make great gifts . . . they have the whole world inside of them." - Neil Gaiman "The greatest gift is a passion for reading." - Elizabeth Hardwick "Once you learn to … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Books about the Olympics

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What are the best children's books to get them excited and informed about the 2014 Winter Olympics? But first, here are all winter sports that will be featured in this year's Olympics in Sochi. Olympic Winter Sports Alpine Skiing Biathlon Bobsleigh Cross Country Skiing Curling Figure Skating Freestyle Skiing Ice Hockey Luge Nordic Combined Short Track Speed … [Read more...]

Cool New Kid InnoTab 3S Tablet with Texting and VM Capabilities #InnoTab3S

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Well, when SocialMoms and VTech paid me to learn more about the new V-Tech InnoTab 3S kid-friendly tablet, I was thrilled about it. I loved my kids could text me right from the tablet!! And send me voice messages. And cute artwork or stickers. If you're shopping for the holidays, read on to find out more about the VTech Kid Connect InnoTab 3S Tablet and where you can buy the … [Read more...]

Is Screen Time Killing Our Kids’ Brain Cells? (It Depends)

interview with Lesli Rotenberg

A new survey of parents released this month by PBS KIDS says more than half of kids will find a tech gift under the tree. Wow! And, most of these gifts will be tablets. (Edging out video game consoles.) Which made me think . . ., if all of us are buying technology for kids, is this a good or a bad thing for kids? And how do we know? I had the opportunity to talk … [Read more...]