I was recently introduced to Quiet Books by the Quiet Book Queen and we decided to give it a try! It's crafty activity book you assemble yourself, or with the help of your child. The Quiet Book Queen website offers a Calendar Quiet Book Subscription Kit where every month you get a new page/activity to make for your … Continue reading A Different Kind of Book for Children
I've been seeing the ABC Mouse ads on TV since Keelan was born and the Disney channel became a constant companion. So when they recently contacted me about becoming an affiliate and giving them a try, I was excited to sign up. They are having a sale right now for 60% off the whole year, … Continue reading Trying Out ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy
Playing a game with a three-year-old is a unique experience. It takes a lot of patience, imagination and a complete lack of concern for following rules. We got this great set of games from Goliath Games and Pressman Toy Company and my son couldn't wait to rip open the box and try every single toy, … Continue reading Do You Want to Play a Game?
When we first moved to our new neighborhood at the beach, I kept running across these pretty painted rocks stuck in random places. At first I was afraid to take them. I'd pick it up and admire it and then put it back, afraid maybe it was meant for someone else. I eventually realized it … Continue reading Spread a Little Happiness with Kindness Rocks
Last year when my son was three years old, I tried a free trial of ReadingEggs.com and liked it so much I bought a full year. Reading Eggs is a computer program for kids that makes learning to read fun with activities and games. You can read about our experience from the rocky start to … Continue reading Reading Eggs Review from Ages 3 to 4
Today we built our first actual LEGO thing - a cool race car! Sure we've made many creative LEGO things in the past, usually giant avant-garde buildings, but this was the first thing we've ever made where we followed the instructions. Ever since our recent LEGOLAND trip, my son has a renewed interest in all … Continue reading Leveling Up on LEGOS: Our First Build
Want to see a tea bag float up in the air and disappear like a little ghost? All you need is a tea bag, scissors, a marker and a lighter. This was a fun little project that may or may not be responsible for my son asking to set more things on fire. First, you … Continue reading How to Turn a Tea Bag into a Floating Ghost