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Dinosaur Atlas #BookFeature

Dinosaur Atlas #BookFeature

Travel back in time over 200 million years to lost prehistoric lands and the dinosaurs that roamed them with Lonely Planet Kids’ Dinosaur Atlas. Kids can unfold maps and lift the flaps to reveal amazing facts and illustrations about how they lived and where they were discovered. They’ll also learn about famous paleontologists and measure(…)

You Rule!  Create Your Own Country #BookFeature

You Rule! Create Your Own Country #BookFeature

Tired of following other people’s rules? Think you can do better? Now’s your chance! This innovative and fun new title from Lonely Planet Kids shows you how to design a completely new nation from scratch. Decide on the laws, choose your borders, make your flag, attract loyal citizens and lots more. You’ll get to create,(…)

Holiday Gift Guide:  Alphabet Puzzle Cards

Holiday Gift Guide: Alphabet Puzzle Cards

The countdown for the holidays has begun and here at Mom-Spot we have amazing recommendations for this year’s gift giving.  Each day from now until Christmas Eve, we will be featuring a recommended toy, book, stocking stuffer or special gift for the kids, mom and dad and the other members of the family.  For a(…)

Stop Summer Slide! Stay Summer Smart!

Stop Summer Slide! Stay Summer Smart!

Having the summer off is an American tradition. But research shows this break from the classroom results in some major setbacks in school, typically referred to as “Summer slide.” With this challenge in mind, the team behind Brain Quest, set out to provide parents and caregivers with a fresh approach to addressing the problem. The(…)

WINDY CITY KINDIE! Mr. Dave’s ‘Feeling Good’

WINDY CITY KINDIE! Mr. Dave’s ‘Feeling Good’

Praised as a “celebrity to kiddos in Chicago and for good reason,” Mr. Dave (a.k.a. Dave Hamilton) is poised to take his place on the national kindie music scene with the June 9 release of his fourth kids’/family album, Feeling Good. Inspired by such artists as Kendrick Lamar, Paul Simon, the Beach Boys, Frank Ocean,(…)

How to Encourage a Passion for Learning

How to Encourage a Passion for Learning

When our public schools began operating, we knew much less about how people think and learn than we do now. Schools grew into knowledge factories, since access to information was limited – no internet, many households without books, and so forth. Since information is available at the stroke of a thumb now, we need to(…)