best and worst gifts for teachers

Best and Worst Teacher Gifts (as recommended by teachers)

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a mom who’s trying to figure out a good gift for your child’s teacher(s). I’m here to help you out. I’ve surveyed my fellow teachers and come up with a great list of Best and Worst Teacher Gifts. Please know that the resounding sentiment from […]


kidloland app review and giveaway

Kidloland App Review and Giveaway

A new learning app for toddlers and preschoolers was recently brought to my attention.  My 4 year old daughter has been having so much fun with Kidloland, she wants to play it all the time.  As a teacher, I love that she’s learning so much from this app. As a […]


If You Take a mouse to the movies review and popcorn garland craft

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies Review and Christmas Craft

We have a lot of Christmas and Winter picture books we like to read each year. One of our favorites is If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. It is part of the “If you Give a…” series by Laura Numeroff. This book, like the others in the series, […]


string a popcorn garland with kids

How to Make a Popcorn Garland with Kids 1

I know…that sounds a little daunting.  But I’m here to tell you that, yes, you can make a popcorn garland with kids, even preschoolers. You just need two things; the right mindset and the right tools. I have to admit, I was a little (ok a lot) concerned about the […]


advent picture book tree

Advent Picture Book Tree 1

One of the items on our Christmas Bucket List is the Advent Picture Book Tree. There are different ways of doing this fun holiday activity. The goal is to gather 25 Christmas/winter themed books, stack them to form a tree shape, and read one book each day as you count […]


Ways Your Family can practice being Thankful

Ways Your Family can practice being Thankful 2

As Thanksgiving approaches, we focus a lot on being thankful.  The following is a simple and realistic list of ways your family can practice being thankful. You don’t have to save these ideas for Thanksgiving either; you can do these things all year round. Ways to Practice Being Thankful Model […]


Picture Books about Being Thankful

Picture Books about Being Thankful 1

Being thankful is such a good habit for children (and adults) to develop. The books in this list are not limited to one particular time of year (such as Thanksgiving). Their message of being thankful can be read and discussed all year round. The Thank You Book (an Elephant and […]


candy corn turkey treats

Candy Corn Turkey Treats 5

Even though, I don’t usually write about food on this blog, these Candy Corn Turkey Treats are so cute I had to show them to you. I have to thank a fellow teacher (back from my teaching days) for showing me how to make them. I’ve been making them every fall […]


Kid Lit Blog Hop

Kid Lit Blog Hop October 2016

Welcome to the Kid Lit Blog Hop for October 2016. Fall is here, and Halloween is only two weeks away! There are some really great Halloween and Autumn books out there for children. We have seen some listed already. How about you share some of those on our October hop, […]