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Kid-Safe Earphones from CozyPhones

CozyPhones are a kid-safe earphones headband which is easy, soft, and fun to use – protecting your child’s ears without the bulk of large headsets or pushing earbuds into their little ears. We go through a lot of headphones in our house. Whether it’s from constant use, rough handling, or being assisted by cord-hungry cats, […]

Screen Time: Why it’s Okay to Expose your Preschooler to Quality Digital Resources

Have you heard the buzz adjective for summer? Apparently, it’s “screen-free” everything! We are seeing more screen-free activities, screen-free living rooms and screen-free days or weeks.   In fact, social media is full of printable resources for creating “screen time rules” for your little one. “Have you made your bed, brushed your teeth, washed the baseboards, […]

Kalahari Reader

“Daddy, I Want to Read” Books for Beginning Readers

“Daddy, I Want to Read” are a set of beginning reading books written by a Christian Missionary family while the lived in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. There are five books in the series which are designed to be used in two lessons per day on school days – taking about a year to get […]

Spend Quality Time With Your Preschooler

Solving the Preschool Paradox: How to Spend More Quality Time with your Child by Letting Them “R.O.A.M”

There’s a weird predicament that happens during the preschool years. When our children are 3-4 years old we, understandably, want to maintain and celebrate the quality connection we’ve established together in the family nest. Paradoxically, this is the time period when our kids are ready to test their wings a bit and also when parents […]

A great motto for teaching preschoolers, thanks to Ms. Frizzle.

5 Tips To Teaching Preschoolers

Preschoolers are like sponges. They absorb so much information and learning through every day life. It can be tempting to use this time to fill up your day with workbooks and seatwork – but don’t forget to enjoy these early days by following the wisdom of the Magic School Bus’ teacher – Ms. Frizzle. Here […]

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Teach your child about … the Alphabet

One of the questions I’m asked a lot from parents of toddlers and preschoolers is just wondering how to get started with teaching their kids. Although my response is typically along the lines of remembering their child is still very young and to focus on just playing and learning that way – I know that […]

Science Storybooks

When presented in storybook format, even young kids can grasp potentially complex concepts with surprising ease. That’s why I really have been enjoying the Science Storybook series. Originally published in Korea and translated into English, these books are written for young children – preschool through 2nd grade in particular, although I think they can be […]

Curiosity Box Review

Curiosity Box is another Canadian activity box designed for kids ages 3 to 7. Offering the option of a single box, a monthly subscription, or a party kit – these boxes are based on themes and include 3 crafts and 1 activity in each box. Delivered to your door with your child’s name on it, […]

PrismLand - 3D Shapes Stuffies

Prismland – Geometry Plush Toys

Introducing Prismland – 3D shapes you can hug. Geometry has never been so cute and cuddly. Meet Cubert, Spherrison, Rhonda, Pyri, and Hexter. Created and designed by two recent university grads, and funded by a popular Kickstart campaign, these characters introduce the idea of three-dimensional shapes to young children in a fun, hands-on way. These characters […]