Thursday, December 1, 2016

Classic Games and More

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Razor Scooters

Current Price 11/30/16

Pink, Blue, Red Kick ~ $19.99

Kixi Mini Scooter {pink or green} ~ $22.49

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Building & Play Sets: LEGO, PlayMobil and more!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tegu Blocks

Amazon’s Deal of the Day 11/26/16

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Disney Toy Deals

Great deals on Disney toys!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

LEGO Deals on Amazon

At the time of posting, all of these LEGO sets are at least 30% off. Prices on Amazon change frequently, so be sure to check before buying!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hape Preschool Toys

Awesome Deal of the Day 11/21/16 ~ 50% off on most of these!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Little Tikes

Deal of the Day 11-20-16

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Learning Resources

Great Deal of the Day 11/19/16 ~ Learning Resources!

Friday, November 18, 2016

MessMatz and More!

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We got our MessMatz years ago from Zulily and use it ALL the time. They are now on Amazon and come in three colors: pink, blue, green.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Amazon’s Deal of the Day 11-15-16 ~ Magformers!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

K’nex, Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys

Today only, 11/14/16, get AMAZING deals on these toys thanks to Amazon’s Deal of the Day. Remember stock is limited, so don’t wait and be sure to check the price when you click, they change often!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Amazing Deals on KidKraft 11-12-16!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Mega Bloks

Today only, 11/4/16, save on select Mega Bloks construction sets!  See our favorites below…

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Melissa and Doug Toy Sale!

Select Melissa and Doug toys are up to 40% off today only, Nov. 1, 2016! Below are are 8 favorites!  

See more Melissa and Doug deals here!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Helpful Supplies for Early Childhood

Below you will find many helpful supplies to have on hand when using our printable packs!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Kwik Stix ~ A FAVORITE Art Supply!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

2nd Grade Book Choices

This is an ongoing list of the books my daughter has read from the summer before 2nd grade and all through. Her most recent reads will be at the top.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Rain Reign ~ Book Review

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By, Ann M. Martin


Personal Thoughts…

I came across this book randomly and picked it up from the library to see if I liked it for my kids. It features a girl, Rose, who has Asperger’s and is obsessed with homonyms. I really enjoy books about children who have unique qualities that make them different from my own kids which is why I was originally drawn to this book. Books are a wonderful way to bring my children into the world of a child who is differently abled.

I definitely liked this story although the meanness of Rose’s dad was a bit difficult to swallow at times. I was hoping it would resolved but it never really felt to me like it came full circle. I was also hoping for a bit of a different ending.  I like endings that make me really feel something and this story just kind of ended. It definitely closed well, just not an overwhelmingly emotional ending, which I really like.

This book is on our 5th grade reading list.


Leveled Reading Systems Explained

  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • Lexile Measure: 720L


Personally I say ages 10-12 for most kids. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Boys of Wartime: Daniel at the Siege of Boston 1776 ~ Book Review

Boys of Wartime Daniel

Daniel at the Siege of Boston 1776

By, Laurie Calkhoven



Personal Thoughts…

I picked this one up randomly from our church library and am really glad I did. Finding books for my son can be a challenge as he is not a bookworm like my daughter. I think he will enjoy this book as I read it aloud to him this coming school year {5th grade}.

This book is historical fiction centering around a particular time during the Revolutionary War. It follows the fictional character, Daniel, who is 12.

Obviously a book centered around a war has some pretty intense subject matter and I will be reading this one aloud to my 10 year old so we can discuss these things together. There were only a couple of scenes that I can remember {one where Daniel witnesses a hanging} that would be a bit too intense and descriptive for some kids. Overall the topic of war is handled vividly and really takes you back to what it must have felt like to be a child in Boston at this time.


Leveled Reading Systems Explained

  • Interest Level: 4-8
  • Grade Level Equivalent: 4.4
  • Lexile Measure: 710L


Personally I say ages 10-12 for most kids and reading with a parent is recommended both so deeper war related issues can be discussed, and also for some historical references that may need to be explained to some kids.