10 Summer Toys to Try

Searching for fun, educational toys for the summer? As a certified teacher, I wanted to share some of my favorite toy suggestions. To discover what makes toys educational, I recently consulted a couple exp...
avoid summer slide

How to Avoid Summer Slide

Photo by Doug Brown During the summer, students have a lot of unstructured time, which can lead some to regress and lose certain skills. Instead, spend the summer improving your child's learning. Wit...
Art for All Seasons

Interview with Author Susan Schwake

It's the time of year again when parents begin solidifying their summer plans for their children. Parents looking for a simple way to keep their children engaged in learning without overspending can turn t...

Magic Moves Review

This past week, my daughter Samantha 's elementary school announced a screen-free week when students were offered incentives to give up television and computers. She had the motivation of earning a school dance...
My Little Pony Review

Aurora My Little Pony Review

Enlivening your child's imagination can be simple to do with the right toy. With Aurora World products, you can find a wide variety of toys that appeal to kids, including My Little Pony stuffed toys. Since...
spring shopping tips

Spring Shopping Tips

Now that the long winter is over (whew!), it's the right time to start cleaning out winter items and replacing old things. Redo your look with a fresh, vibrant style. Spring shopping can help spruce u...

StorkGifts Book Caddy Review

Warm weather inspires excellent shopping choices, with organizational items being a key priority. As a certified teacher, I appreciate storage items that give books a special place in my home. Reading is import...
Safari Ltd. Toy Figures Review

Safari Ltd. Toy Figures Review

Which is better: fiction or reality? With Safari Ltd. toy figures, your kids won't have to choose. Magical creatures can play next to realistic creatures. Nature and imagination come alive when kids p...
Raggedy Ann and Andy

Aurora Toys Raggedy Ann and Andy Review

Shopping for memorable Easter gifts? This year, toy company Aurora celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. Both dolls were gifts for my daughter's fifth birthday. I have su...