'The Night before My Birthday' and Great Kids Birthday Giveaway

  Birthday season is coming for our family.    Well, make that Birthday Season for everyone in my family BUT me.  I celebrated my special day last month – super great day!  The kids made me pancakes and I didn...
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Penguin Unit Study: 17 Books & Activities for Kids

Penguin Unit Study: 17 Books & Activities for Kids

Kids will love learning about penguins with these activities, books and lesson plan ideas -- you'll find TONS of information for a unit study or penguin project!Who loves penguins?! Those adorable and quirky birds are intriguing to so ...
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65+ Kids Books to Add to Your Reading List this Year

  I'm a list-making kind of girl.  Pen and paper for me (my tech-saavy teen thinks I'm so old school!)  And every January, I have a penchant for making booklists! We love reading at our house and are always visiting the ...
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The Best Creative Kids Activities from 2013

  I do love the month of January.  Not because of the snow or any special occasions -- it's because the month brings us a chance to slow down and reflect on all the great times from the previous year. Live is busy; we all know ...
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70+ Free Winter Printable Activities for Kids

Winter usually means more time indoors so it's always nice to have some quick & easy ideas on hand! Print off a variety of these FREE fun & learning activities and keep them in a basket.  Your kids can choose a few to do e...
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Holiday Kids Book Give-away

How would you like to win some amazing books for the kids?  And just in time for the holidays, right!  Welcome to the Kid Lit Giveaway Holiday Hop sponsored by Youth Literature Reviews and Mother Daughter Book Reviews.  ...
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Give Your Child the Gift of Reading this Holiday

We have a wonderful gift idea for the kids this year – their very own online library!  Yes, I’m totally serious.  There’s a wonderful website called Bookboard that boasts more than 400 kids books in their digital library ...
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Fun Adventure Book Series for Kids + a Giveaway

    Recently, my daugher has been very focused on reading books from the fantasy genre and I'm sure you know how kids can quickly become obsessed with a specific type of book.  I've been looking for good books in va...
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New Christmas Books that Will Inspire Kids this Holiday

I love reading new books, especially new Christmas books that I can share with the kids!Now don't get me wrong, we certainly have our favorites at this time of the year -- you can see many of them on the 30 Books about Your Favorite Christm...
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Painting Trees through the Seasons

  Today is our Poppins Book Nook club and this month we are celebrating the four seasons.  Each month, a group of creative bloggers shares some excellent kids books based on the monthly theme and matches them with some fun proje...
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Build a Personal Digital Library for Your Kids

I am being compensated by Bookboard for sharing my thoughts on their digital library.  As always, all opinions are my own -- I only share programs that we really love and can highly recommend! Last month, we signed up for a free t...
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Awesome Science Books for Kids + a Giveaway

  Welcome to our End of Summer Keep the Kids Reading giveaway!  Our wonderful hosts - Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews - have coordinated more than 60+ blogs that love reading & kids lit for an aweso...
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Learn Your ABC's on an Architecture Scavenger Hunt

I'm sure you can remember yourself singing the ABC song at some point in your life.  It's one of the most popular and well-known songs {in fact, just my mention probably has it running through your head right now}. As parents, we devo...
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Freight Train Color Matching Activity for Kids

  We're back with the Online Book Club for Kids -- this month's featured author is Donald Crews. Some of our favorite books from Donald Crews include his transporation stories - with vibrant colors and simple text, kids love to learn...
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Kids Love a Curse: Fun Non-fiction Stories to Engage Young Readers

Both of my kids are huge fans of non-fiction books & stories.  When they were younger, neither was interested interested in the fiction readers that came home from school.  It was a big struggle to get them to practice reading...
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