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Mysteries for Kids

Mysteries for Kids

I grew up reading Encyclopedia Brown and enjoyed solving mysteries with him.  There are so many more options these days (or so it seems).  Here are some great mysteries to introduce your children to solving capers. The Case of The Poached Egg: A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery By Robin Newman Illustrated by Deborah Zemke When(…)

Cyclone – Books for Young Readers

Cyclone – Books for Young Readers

Nora’s whole world plummets faster than the Cyclone roller coaster when her cousin Riley falls into a coma that Nora thinks is her fault in this warm, big-hearted debut middle-grade novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Doreen Cronin. Riding the Cyclone, the world famous Coney Island roller coaster, was supposed to be the highlight of(…)

Inspire the Writer Within

Inspire the Writer Within

My daughter has a lot of notebooks, some she doodles in and some she writes everything and anything in.  If you have a budding writer, inspire them with these two tools. Fireflies – A Writer’s Notebook Ideas are just like fireflies. You never know when they will flicker. But young writers will be ready with(…)

UBTech Introduces Jimu Robot Builderbots

UBTech Introduces Jimu Robot Builderbots

UBTECH Robotics, a leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning through robotics, introduced its latest offering, the Jimu Robot BuilderBots Kit, an interactive robotic building block system for kids that lets you build two robots: GrabberBot and DigBot, or invent your own robot creation. The Jimu Robot BuilderBots Kit empowers kids with the tools(…)

Let’s Make Messy Mixtures this Summer!!

Let’s Make Messy Mixtures this Summer!!

Summer vacation is right around the corner and it will only take days before some parents start hearing, “I’m bored!” Mix is up this summer with Crazy Concoctions:  A Mad Scientist’s Guide to Messy Mixtures.  It’s Madness!!! And wicked cool. Making a mess is generally frowned upon, but if you are learning important scientific principles(…)

Is It Nap Time Yet?  Bedtime Books for Kids

Is It Nap Time Yet? Bedtime Books for Kids

SHH! My Brother’s Napping Shh! My brother’s napping. He really needs his sleep, but with all sorts of fun to be had, it’s just so hard not to make any noise! After a tower of books and blocks comes crashing down, little brother is wide awake and it’s finally time for fun! But who’s that(…)