Apple Themed Toddler and Preschool Activities

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  Pooky and I just completed our first week of homeschool preschool. You can read about my decision to start preschool at home here.  We spent two mornings working together on simple, fun, and educational hands-on activities all related to apples. I decided to start each day with an alphabet … Continue reading

Bedtime Books for Toddlers and Young Children

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One of my favorite times of the day is when Pooky and I snuggle up for our bedtime stories.  I thought I’d share with you some of our favorite reads. Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann is a wordless picture book about a zookeeper who says goodnight to the animals of the … Continue reading

A Fun and Fast Busy Bag with Buttons


I loved how simple the last busy bag I made was and how much Pooky enjoyed playing with it over and over. I decided to see if I could come up with another fun and educational busy bag that was also quick and simple to put together.  I think I … Continue reading

“Jack the Boogey is My Real Name” Book Blast and Giveaway

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Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for “Jack the Boogey is My Real Name” by Davon Washington & Chase Washington, a delightful bedtime picture book for children who are afraid of the dark. About the Book Title: Jack the Boogey is my Real Name: … Continue reading

Starchild Book Blast and Amazon Giveaway!


About the Books Book 1: The Age of Akra Title: Starchild: The Age of Akra (Book 1) | Author: Vacen Taylor | Publication Date: March 6, 2013 | Publisher: Odyssey Books | Pages: 135 | Recommended Ages: 10+ | Reviewed by: Renee (Mother) Summary: When Mai is chosen to take … Continue reading

A Toddler’s Introduction to Primary Colors

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Pooky loves to paint! Usually I just give her some washable paint and thick paper and let her go to town with it (while strapped in her high chair out of arm’s reach of anything).  We like to use Crayola Washable Kids’ Paint. (This post contains affiliate links. You can … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: How Andrew Got His Spots


  Title: How Andrew Got His Spots | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Julie Sneeden | Publication Date: April 16, 2014 | Publisher: | Number of pages: 15 | Recommended age: 3 to 8 Summary: Poor Andrew is feeling very blue, all the other giraffes are very spotty but … Continue reading

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