Kindergarten

How To Get Your Child Ready For Kindergarten

How To Get Your Child Ready For Kindergarten

Moving into kindergarten is a big step for children and their parents. If they have never been in a school environment before, it’s an even bigger transition to deal with. It can mean a whole new school, new teachers, and a new classroom, not to mention more structured learning and a longer school day. It’s(…)

Stunning Picture Books for Kids

Stunning Picture Books for Kids

Boo! by Ben Newman Scared you! This little mouse thinks he’s the bravest animal around, but it seems that he’s not the only one. . . All the animals are keen to show off their bravery—from the crocodile with his mighty jaws, to the tiger with her scary claws! But who will be the bravest(…)

Your Child’s Checkup: 10 Tips to Prepare Parents & Kids

Your Child’s Checkup: 10 Tips to Prepare Parents & Kids

By Dr. Chrystal de Freitas, author of Jake’s Kindergarten Checkup Well child checkups are a routine part of your child’s life; in fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a yearly visit for all children over the age of one.  Though sometimes dreaded by the child (and therefore the parent), these visits are really opportunities(…)

Learning with Post-it Notes

I am addicted to Post-it Notes.  There I said it out loud, admitted my addiction.  Is there PINA (Post-It Note Anonymous)?  While these are handy little office supplies, there are so many more uses.  Many, many uses – ingenious, creative and practical ways to use this invention.  How about with the kids?  I am talking(…)

Vinci Curriculum Packs For Ages 1-9

Looking into educational media for your child?  Have you heard of VINCI, the integrated digital learning system that offers engaging technology tools as well as books and toys, and prepares young children for academic success? VINCI’S award-winning curriculum provides a variety of play-based learning experiences for home and school, and is trusted by parents and educators(…)

Baxter Barret Brown – Great Books For Creative Kids

by Kathy K., product review panel member Baxter Barret Brown’s Bass Fiddle and Baxter Barret Brown’s Cowboy Band by Tim McKenzie are such fun stories. Baxter himself is as creative as my little guy with just as much energy to solve problems he’s faced with in both of these books. His bass fiddle is so(…)