Babies Go Gaga for Baby Einstein’s 20th Anniversary!

Celebrate Baby Einstein's 20th anniversary!

As a parent, you've likely felt that feeling by now. That, "I turned around and my baby grew up faster than I ever imagined" feeling. We're having that feeling on a broad scale this year, as we celebrate our friendship with the amazing Baby Einstein brand as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary. … [Read more...]

Emotional Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Third Grader

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Although most third graders can read independently, the emotional benefits of reading aloud continue to be important. Reading aloud to kids 8 years (and older!) helps keep the lines of communication open between you and your child, which is so crucial to bonding--especially as your child approaches … [Read more...]

Emotional Rewards of Reading Aloud: 2 Years Old

2-year-old reading a book

Your child is now two—or as some have referred to it: the "terrible twos." But don't despair! As with every stage in child development, each offers something exciting and new. And (just like your little one) each stage can be wonderful and amazing in its own way. The emotional rewards of reading … [Read more...]

Lemonade Stand Economics

Lemonade for Sale

Most people think the recipe for lemonade is water, sugar and lemons. In my house, it's kids, boredom, and 100+ degree summer heat. This past weekend, with record temperatures outside and rampant boredom inside, my kids decided to test their entrepreneurial muscles with an old fashioned … [Read more...]

Learning Activities at Home

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Last week was the latest in our series of Virtual Coffees, where we chat with some of our favorite parent bloggers about topics related to reading, learning. This month's topic was learning activities to do with your children at home. Our participants included: Amy Mascott - Teach Mama Nirasha … [Read more...]

Use your words!

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My brother recently e-mailed me a story about his six-year-old daughter: Claire: Daddy, I really regret going on our trip to Canada and Niagara Falls. Daddy: Claire, you're too young to have regrets, but why do you regret it? Claire: Because on Webkins, if I don't work on my garden every day, it … [Read more...]