Simple things you can do at home to help your child succeed in school. Parents spend a lot of time researching local schools and finding homes in towns with highly-rated schools. Great schools are fantastic, but if you truly want your child to succeed in school, home is the place to start! 5 Simple Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School A lot of people think that … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School
Our family loves learning and technology, so we were thrilled to get the opportunity to review the new VTech Innotab 2S! This solidly built tablet boasts plenty of memory, and Wi-Fi access so that you can download updates and new games without having to plug into a desktop. It also has a stand (see the lavender tablet in the photo below) – not a feature that we have used much … [Read more...] about Exploring the VTech Innotab 2S
We always up our Christmas tree up right after Thanksgiving, so today seemed a fitting time to share this fun family handprint Christmas tree (and foot print, actually, if you have a child small enough). It’s a craft we make every year. Check out first-ever handprint Christmas tree. The kids were so tiny! If you see this post before Thanksgiving, have a go at our family … [Read more...] about Fun Christmas Craft: Family Handprint Christmas Tree
Did you know that this Saturday is Neighborhood Toy Store Day? I love neighborhood toy stores because, let’s face it, you’re not going to run a small, local toy store unless you really like toys, and that means you probably know how to choose fantastic toys to sell! Local shops are great places to find unique, high quality toys – like those in the photo above, which my kids … [Read more...] about Neighborhood Toy Store Day!
These simple Christmas wreaths made from tissue paper, glue, markers, and paper bags were another library craft! I especially like Emma’s marker wreath (top left). Emma made the left wreaths (top and bottom), Johnny made the middle ones (top and bottom), and Lily made the top right wreath on her own, and the bottom one with a lot of help from me. I was surprised that Johnny … [Read more...] about Christmas Wreaths