Children’s Books Set in New York City

Today’s list is all about great...more

Math YouTube Channels for Kids

My older son’s favorite subject is math. Although I’m no slouch, mathematics is not my greatest skill...more

Back to School Bookmarks to Color

These free, printable bookmarks to color are just in time for back to school. As part of her series of coloring pages for this blog, children’s book author and illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg created these school themed...more

Over a Dozen Great Audiobooks for Kids

Although we read A LOT, aside from the...more

8 Science YouTube Channels for Kids

Although our DIY summer science camp has been primarily hands on, and we are a mostly screen-free home, I thought I’d let you in on a little secret. Sometimes we watch a few educational YouTube videos. Obviously I am a great advocate of books, but there are a lot of terrific...more

Favorite Children’s Books of the Year (so far)

I love to keep on top of the new children’s books that are published every year. My library hold list is usually filled with books that are still “on order”. For the past few years I’ve shared our favorite picture...more

The Pulley: Simple Machine Project

Engineering is a big part of science, so a simple machine project with my 5 year old was the perfect addition to our DIY summer science camp. I had originally planned an afternoon of building with a bag full of goodies to inspire tinkering, but it turned into a playful session with a pulley. The pulley is one of the 6 simple machines ....more

Simple Play Activity: Throw Rocks

Simple nature play is sometimes the most entertaining things my kids can do. Remember when my kids were fascinated for hours with thin ice? Even messing about with acorns keeps their attention ....more

Easy Reader Books That Are Actually Easy

Do you have an emerging reader? Have you ever noticed how many of the so-called...more