Easy Ideas for Getting Ready For Back to School

We're headed back to school in less than 3 weeks. I admit, we've had a lot of screen time this summer – my kids love the XFINITY Kid Zone for family friendly programming – but now to think about … [Read more...]

Make Reading Fun and Get Free Books from Kellogg’s!

This shop about ways to make reading fun has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias I can't believe summer … [Read more...]

Our love for Julius Jr continues with books, Season 2 and even a new app!

Thanks to our friends at Saban Brands for sending us some Julius Jr goodies so we could have some pre-holiday fun! We've been catching episodes of Julius Jr nearly everyday after school. It's … [Read more...]

Ideas to encourage reading in children with Read With Me Scout from LeapFrog

A big thank you to Mom Select and LeapFrog for providing my family with a Read With Me Scout to help with ideas to encourage reading in children. Ideas to encourage reading in children 1.) Read … [Read more...]

LeapReader fun in the classroom!

Last week Quincy shared her love of LeapFrog and their new LeapReader with her developmental preschool class at Viewlands Elementary. Thanks to MomSelect, we were generously providing an amazing … [Read more...]

Reading Alice in Wonderland at Bedtime with our iPad

I can't tell you how old I was when I first heard the stories of Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole. Or how many times I heard it. I have lots of childhood memories surrounding the girl with the … [Read more...]

Quincy’s new PLAY-DOH books

Much to Quincy's delight, we received some fun PLAY-DOH books on behalf of Mom Spark Media to review. She's had a lot of fun 'reading' them this week, and I don't blame her, they're pretty … [Read more...]

Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light

Sometimes you'll find that the overhead light or table lamp isn't quite enough to see your knitting. Or that maybe you want to read your kindle next to your spouse in bed without disturbing him or … [Read more...]

Quincy and her Tag Junior Pal, Violet

Poor Sebby, Quincy has been going after his Tag reader for some time now, so our friends at Leap Frog were sweet enough to send Quincy her own Tag Junior. Now Quincy has sweet little Violet to help … [Read more...]

Quincy and her My Own Story Time Pad

Holiday Gift Guide Picks - For the Toddler When I showed Quincy the My Own Story Time Pad from LeapFrog she was pretty excited and she wanted me to open it. At least she kept saying "Da da da"  When … [Read more...]

It’s time to @SoarWithReading!

I had the opportunity to chat with Ron Fairchild, President/CEO at Smarter Learning Group, last week about how to make reading fun for children. He suggested reading books together with your child and … [Read more...]

Reading FUN with the V.Reader from VTech Toys!

Well this is embarrassing. The week before Quincy was born we received a box from Vtech Toys (remember our awesome MobiGo giveaway?) I was home long enough to open the box and check it out their new … [Read more...]