Surprise!

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Surprise!  by Mike Henson is a boldly graphic picture book that will delight babies and toddlers. The oversized hardcover edition is nicely proportioned for read-along time. The book features brightly colored drawings with a hand-illustrated feel. The storyline is simple and easy for even the youngest children to follow. It’s Rabbit’s birthday and all of … Read moreSurprise!

Pebble

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Something about Pebble products just speak to me. It may be the whimsical, playful designs- not overly slick and manufactured, leaving room for childhood imagination. These mushroom-shaped baby rattles, for instance, remind me of something you would find growing in a magical, soft forest of enchanted make-believe. Even if they had no practical use, they … Read morePebble

Sonya Sahni and the First Grade: It’s International Day!

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This is a timely book in the current political climate of the U.S., where even legal immigrants are being viewed as suspiciously other. It’s strange that in a world that seems to be smaller each day, we are separating ourselves more than ever. Sonya Sahi and the First Grade: It’s International Day!   by Soma Mandel … Read moreSonya Sahni and the First Grade: It’s International Day!

A Deeper Dive into Mission Amazon, Plus Get One Month Free

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. On Junior Explorers’ Mission Amazon, your kids will travel on a virtual adventure to the Amazon to help a Chief Scientist with an urgent mission! Every Junior Explorers mission begins with a kit that arrives … Read moreA Deeper Dive into Mission Amazon, Plus Get One Month Free

Kids Academy Company App Review: Colorful, Fun & Educational!

Kids Academy Company Preschool and Kindergarten Learning is available for download on iTunes here. I try to limit the screentime of our 2-year old, to slow down the pace of her childhood in this every-quickening electronic world. That’s why I’m so pleased when we find an app that is both visually beautiful as well as … Read moreKids Academy Company App Review: Colorful, Fun & Educational!