Reach & Read: Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas

Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Marty Kelley This book had me chuckling all the way through! It is punny, clever and a great edition to our Christmas/holiday book selection. It brings back memories of singing alternative versus to classics as a tween.Devin Scillian has created a collection of poems, […]

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Magnetic Story & Busy Play Board DIY

This DIY ‘simply’ involves a trip to the auto parts store, a drill, some nails/hooks and all the magnets you can stomach (figuratively, many magnets are total choking hazards). At the auto parts store look for the world’s largest appearing cookie sheet, also known as oil drip pan. Select the least warped one.  They tend […]

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Reach & Read: S is for Stanley Cup

S is for Stanley Cup A Hockey Championship Alphabet by Mike Ulmer, Illustrated by Chris Lyons A sporty twist on the classic alphabet book. I certainly learned a fair bit of hockey championship trivia reading this book, but the basic ABC construct was fun and engaging for my little tot as well. Read as much […]

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Celebrate Lunar New Year: Action Art Ideas

Action art painting is fun and simple to do with kids of any age. This post has a slight twist or two for lunar New Year (or Tet or Chinese New Year or ?) This time of year there is often a need for lucky envelopes, called hongbao (Mandarin), lai see or li shi(Cantonese) to […]

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Potato stamp Thank You cards for Veterans

Making and sending thank you or other occasion cards to our veterans, service members and their families are a simple but meaning way to engage our children of all ages in showing respect and gratitude. This is the first year we have made cards to send and I wanted to keep it simple for my […]

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Painting with Plants: Nature Kid Fun

My little guy and I painted using some fern fronds, cedar needles (?) and leaves we collected on a walk recently. They make for a fun way to keep ‘interacting’ with nature and created a birthday card for grandma and easy art piece for our home.  My guy is more of the mess making age […]

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