Kid Lit Blog Hop

Kid Lit Blog Hop March 2017

Welcome back to the Kid Lit Blog Hop! We’re excited you’re here. HAPPY SPRING! We welcome you to the March 2017 Kid Lit Blog Hop. Apologies for missing last month’s blog hop but life sometimes gets in the way. This hop takes place every 3rd Wednesday of the month. It […]


Mountain Chef Review and Craft for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2

As part of the 2017 Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I’m excited to share with you about a FANTASTIC children’s book I’ve been given to review. I’ve also included a paper fortune cookie craft to go along with this book. Once you read more about it, you’ll know why I’m including […]

sensory bin fillers

Sensory Bin Fillers we Love

We are big fans of sensory bins in this house! See why we use them here. There are so many things you can use to fill a sensory bin.  We’ve tried many out, and have enjoyed some more than others. I decided to make a list of the sensory bin […]

modern fairy tale Bessie Queen of the Sky

Bessie, Queen of the Sky: a Modern Fairytale Review 5

As a modern woman and mother of a little girl, I find it extremely important to provide my daughter with positive female role models. The Queen Girls series has just made my life easier in that respect. If you haven’t heard of this inspirational series, that’s because it is brand […]


Why we use Sensory Bins 1

If you’re new to sensory bins, you may be asking, “What’s the point?” Why do we use sensory bins? I use sensory bins for three main reasons. Exposure to new textures Extended independent play time Educational elements   What do I mean by Exposure to new textures? For the first […]

winter hat addition

Make Ten: Winter Hat Addition

My preschooler has begun working on basic addition skills, so I created this winter hat activity as a way for her to practice adding up to ten. If you are working with a young child on basic addition, they may enjoy this “Make Ten: Winter Hat Addition” activity. It’s simple […]

The Mitten felt craft and story retelling

The Mitten Craft and Story Retelling 4

One of our favorite winter picture books is The Mitten by Jan Brett. It tells the story of a boy, Nikki, who loses his newly made white mitten in the snow, just as his grandma, Baba, predicted he would.  The story goes on to describe how one animal after another […]

build an edible snowman for woodland animals

Build an Edible Snowman for Woodland Animals 1

One of the pictures books we read as part of our Advent Picture Book Tree is Stranger in the Woods by Carl R Sams II. Affiliate Link This endearing book tells a story about the reactions of the woodland animals to a stranger that has appeared in their woods.  The […]

best and worst gifts for teachers

Best and Worst Teacher Gifts (as recommended by teachers) 4

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 […]