Finding Quality Early Childhood Education

  Before becoming a mom I spent a few years teaching 4 year-olds. I will always cherish those years that taught me as many valuable lessons as the children learned. I loved watching each day as a child learned something new or mastered a skill for the first time. When it comes to learning, the early … Read more

10 Great Educational Products For Children On The Autism Spectrum

Thanks to Lakeshore Learning for sponsoring this post.   In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to share 10 great educational products for children on the Autism Spectrum. Most of these are products I’ve used with my own boys or in a classroom setting. They also have the added benefit of being great for … Read more

30 Fun LEGO Learning Activities

My boys love playing with LEGOs and have a massive collection of these brick pieces. I started looking around for LEGO ideas that would teach them something and wanted to share some here. These are my favorite LEGO activities that make learning fun! Learn Math Learn Place Value – The Science Kiddo Greater Than or … Read more

Playing With Purpose

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.) When my kids were smaller it was always a joy to sit down on the floor with them and play. I noticed how much they progressed and learned just by playing with their baby toys and crawling around exploring the space around them. Bonding time with them through play … Read more

Colorful Sensory Activities {HOP}

I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. The linky will be posted each Tuesday. This week I’m sharing some of my favorite colorful sensory activities from bloggers that linked up to last week’s HOP linky. Rainbow Finger Bath Paint from Frogs, Snails and … Read more

Exploring Scientific Concepts With Kids

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Netflix. I am a member of their Stream Team but all thoughts are my own.) When I taught preschool I loved doing hands on learning activities with my kids. One of my favorite memories was doing a simple ice melting experiment with the kids on a very long winter … Read more

Go On A Reading Adventure With Ooka Island

Jacob is just starting to read and I’m trying to do everything I can to encourage him in this journey. Ooka Island recently contacted me about working with them and using their adaptive reading program so I am going to try it out and write about it in a few weeks. Ooka Island is a learn-to-read … Read more

Language Stars’ Free Trial Weeks and a Giveaway

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.) As a teenager I took many years of Spanish class. Most of the learning was taught using flashcards and was memorization of sayings and words. I learned a little but now, years later, I probably only remember about 1% of what I learned. … Read more