My 11-year-old asked for two things this Christmas, a new enclosure for her bunny, and this sewing kid from Klutz: In the past we have had alternating success with these craft kits. Some have a been a big hit and others still remain in their box, unused. This particular kit, I am pleased to report, … Continue reading Sewing for Kids
I recently listened to the audio book version of this novel that investigates why Dutch kids were ranked the happiest in the world in Unicef's 2013 report. Out of the 29 richest Industrialized nations included in the report, the United States ranked 26th. The report included analyses of many different factors including teen pregnancy, drug … Continue reading Are Dutch Kids Happier?
From time to time, I share game reviews on this blog because we are BIG board game people in this family and I love to share our love of games with friends. All games are fun in their own way but some just seem to rise above the rest. For the preschooler or kindergartener in … Continue reading Game Time: Busy Town
Last fall, I was the lucky winner of a Slackline at http://www.kidsandeggs.com, a blog I love to read. Years before, I had read all about slack lining, knew my kids would love it, and added one to my cart on Amazon. As with many items in my Amazon cart, it lived there for quite some … Continue reading Keep Them Moving: Slackline
As a homeschooling family, we are often on the go. Driving to far-flung play dates, classes, and learning experiences is just part of our daily grind. Oftentimes, we need a place to stretch, kill an hour, or meet some friends halfway. As a result, we are forever on the lookout for great playgrounds. What makes … Continue reading Playground Review: Moharimet Elementary
Recently, some friends and I were chatting about point of view in literature and how rarely you see examples of Second Person. When I recalled this story and mentioned that it was the only successful use of Second Person that I could recall in a children's book, all I got were blank stares. Nobody had … Continue reading Book Review: Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey