10 Math Books & Tools: Learning Measurement

10 Math Books & Tools: Learning Measurement

Explore measurement with these fun math books & tools for kids! One of the most popular book requests I receive comes in the form of "Do you know of any good books that can help my child enjoy math?" This request is not at all foreign t...
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Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

I know that Fall inspires some popular tree activities for kids -- creating leaf rubbings, watching the leaves change color and heading out on a leaf hunt.But if we look a little deeper, we'll also find that trees play a crucial role to man...
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Kids Books about Voting, Elections & Washington DC

Kids Books about Voting, Elections & Washington DC

This week's book list is a collection of great reads for kids about voting, service to our country and our capital city, Washington DC.Every four years, we have the opportunity to introduce our kids to how the political system works in our ...
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Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Gorgeous children's books about the forest and woodland animals! Fall is the perfect time to read these books about life in the forest & get out to explore!  You don't need a large area at all -- even a small wooded area will do --...
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Books that Inspire Kids to Learn

Books that Inspire Kids to Learn

Many thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this post and helping to create communities where all children have the chance to grow up as healthy, productive & caring persons.  All book choices and thoughts are mine alone. Today's b...
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The Best Books to Read with a Magnifying Glass

The Best Books to Read with a Magnifying Glass

Sometimes sitting down with "just a book" can be a little overwhelming for kids.  All those words and pages -- especially if they're just starting to read or not overly crazy about reading. And then there's the whole sitting part of re...
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Geography for Kids: 8 Awesome Atlases

It's so important for kids to understand (and appreciate!) geography these days!  The world has become a much smaller place now that social media has taken a front seat in our lives.  It seems to be a daily discussion at our hous...
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Reading Tips & the Best Books for Kids

In our home, helping the kids learn to read was what we called 'a full contact sport'.  Constant movement. Non-stop questions. Continuous encouragement (and honestly, even some arguing). It was not an easy task.  Both of our ...
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18 Paper Airplanes, Plane Crafts & Books about Flying

Planes have been a long-standing thing at our house -- paper airplanes, plane games & flying with kids. My son was BIG into paper airplanes as a kid and both of our kids became proficient travelers by the time they were five. But I th...
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DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

It's always fun to pull out some simple craft activities & family ideas during the holidays!Nothing complicated -- just something the kids enjoy creating and that usually involves something sparkly :)And kids adore making ornaments to h...
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Non-scary Pirate Books & Movies for Kids

Did you know September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day?  Aarrghhh! The perfect day to have some fun searching for hidden 'treasure', playing dress-up, reading a few good books and even enjoying a family movie together. ...
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10 Creative Activities for Kids Who Can't Sit Still

10 Creative Activities for Kids Who Can't Sit Still

Creative activities for kids who have to fidget, move and stay active!Our kids could never sit still during reading time. They would ask to build block towers, do headstands on the couch so they could see the book upside down or color ...
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11 Inspiring Books for Kids who Want to Start a Club

Did you have a chance to download the free printables in our 3 Reasons Your Kids Should Start a (Secret) Club post? Starting a club or fort is a rite of passage for kids -- a statement that says "I'm ready to bond with my peers" if you wil...
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Kids Books about Fractions & Hands-on Math Activities

We have a running joke in our house about the 'bigger half'. My daughter started it when she was younger -- we would ask if she wanted to split a sandwich or cookie with someone and her reply was always "Yes, but I want the bigger half!" We...
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Great Wilderness Adventure Books for Ages 9 - 12

With the first official day of summer coming this week, I sat down to review our summer reading list.Since I know first hand that it can be somewhat challenging to get those older kids reading during the summer months (or reading something ...
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