Elmo’s Birthday Printables

Happy Birthday Elmo coloring pages

Today's the day to celebrate with Elmo! His 3 1/2 year birthday happens every year on February 3rd, and is the perfect occasion for coloring pages and activities! Just click on a picture to download the Elmo's birthday printables below. … [Read more...]

Five Reasons to Love Elmo (in honor of his birthday!)


Everyone's favorite furry red monster is turning 3 1/2! In honor of the momentous occasion, we've compiled a list of our top 5 reasons kids (and their parents!) just can't get enough of the little guy.   1. He’s not afraid to try new things. Much like a toddler, Elmo spends his time … [Read more...]

How to Start a Parent/Child Book Club

book club

A wonderful way to bring book-loving parents and children together to share in the joy of reading is by forming a parent/child book club discussion group. With so much focus on video games and television nowadays, it's a refreshing feeling to find families who value the entertainment that awaits on … [Read more...]

9 Misconceptions about Disney Princesses

Girl dressed as a Disney Princess sleeping

Many parents worry that the Disney Princesses might not be the best role models for their children. After all, life isn’t a fairy tale. But a closer look at the stories may help you see that this group of princesses can be a positive influence. It’s All About the Dress Many little girls love … [Read more...]

Recipe: No-Bake Cheesecake Cups


As toddlers gain the ability to sample new foods, their interest in exploring different tastes and textures soars. A terrific way to bond with your toddler and introduce him to the joys of cooking is by baking (and eating!) a simple, yet delicious recipe together. Toddlers love to get hands on and … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Food Rules


Oh, Thanksgiving, how I love you. I love everything about you. What other holiday allows you to just sit around doing nothing but eating, drinking, and watching football with family and friends? There are no presents to buy or resolutions to be made, and no religion, too. (John Lennon would be … [Read more...]

Fun Food Ideas: 9 Easy Dr. Seuss-Inspired Snacks


Looking to add some bookish fun to a playdate, a hum-drum lunch routine, or an upcoming birthday party? Look no further than Dr. Seuss for some fun and delicious treats that will delight your young ones and their friends. UntitledBy Early MomentsOne Fish, Two Fish, A Bowl Full of GoldfishBy Maria … [Read more...]

Be Our Guest: 8 Meals Inspired by Classic Disney Books


For children, there really isn't anything better than a good movie and delicious food. So, why not combine the two? Delight your young one with some fun, Disney-inspired meals based on classic Disney books and films like The Beauty and the Beast and contemporary favorites such as Ratatouille. Below … [Read more...]

RECIPE: Make Green Eggs and Ham at Home

Green Eggs and Ham Peas Please Recipe

Dr. Seuss lovers all know about his famous dish, green eggs and ham from his well-loved book of the same name. Before you knock it, give our delicious green eggs and ham recipe a try. Sam-I-Am realized just how satisfying green eggs and ham can be and you and your family will too! Follow this … [Read more...]

Dr. Seuss Quotes Quiz: Who Said It?


Dr. Seuss quotes are a priceless blend of thought-provoking ideas and rib-tickling rhymes. His books are adored by generations of children and parents alike. Test your family's knowledge of Dr. Seuss quotes by  by playing this guessing game, "Dr. Seuss Quotes Quiz: Who said it?" The more Dr. Seuss … [Read more...]

The Adorable Stages of Learning to Read


This. Video. Cracks. Me. Up. Do you remember learning to read? For most of us, it comes after many years of exposure to books and being read to by our parents. When my kids were really little, I couldn't get enough of the deep belly-laughs that would erupt from them when I read the punchline of … [Read more...]

Halloween Alphabet Challenge

Kids in Halloween costumes

As if Halloween isn’t entertaining enough, here’s something new you can do with the kids to get their minds going while having a blast. Consider it the Halloween Challenge! See if your children can come up with a unique costume beginning with every letter of the alphabet… yep, from A to Z. You’ll … [Read more...]

6 Favorite First-Grade Books from My Childhood

Mother reading to her toddler and some first graders at school

Reading to your first grader is great fun! For this age, there are chapter books and ongoing series that keeps kids asking for more. Here are some of my childhood favorites. Thank you, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish Amelia Bedelia is the housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. Roger, who gets everything … [Read more...]

Which Sesame Street Character Should You Be for Halloween?

Sesame Street gang

The fun-loving and diverse characters from everyone’s childhood show, Sesame Street, make for great costume inspiration for Halloween. Not sure which character to dress as? This cute quiz will match your responses to the character to best suit you. Everyone will love your adorable look and you’ll … [Read more...]

Sesame Street Celebrity Cameos


Sesame Street, the children’s program, known for its Muppets puppets such as Big Bird, Kermit, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and Grover has featured some very special guests of the human variety. Numerous celebrities have appeared with their Sesame Street pals, to help children learn their ABCs … [Read more...]