Don’t Push The Button!

don't push the button

Has your child ever pressed a button they shouldn't have? I know I have had my fair share of experiences of having my own children press buttons they shouldn't have! Are you looking for an interactive book for your child? Don't Push The Button! by Bill Cotter is a silly and engaging book about a cute purple monster named Larry that constantly … [Read more...]

5 Minute French Toast

5 minute french toast

Craving a hot sweet breakfast that takes just five minutes to make? This 5 minute french toast is perfect for a busy morning. It is also easy to modify based on diet. Do you like french toast that is not too sweet? Reduce the agave syrup. Want it sweeter? Top it with agave syrup or maple syrup. I used whole wheat challah bread which works out … [Read more...]

The Little Red Racing Car

little red racing car

If my husband and I ever wrote a children's book together, it would be very similar to The Little Red Racing Car. The Little Red Racing Car is a memorable and emotional story of an old vintage car (the Maserati 300S) and legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss. This car was shiny, beautiful and very fast until it grew old and didn't drive like … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Use The Thinkables and Unthinkables Double Deck

card deck social thinking

Do you want to work on social skills with your child?   This activity is not only for children with special needs, but also excellent for children who are typical. Figuring out social rules is tough and with a parents guidance, it can really help a child.  The  Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck is an excellent teaching tool used for … [Read more...]

Prevent Summer Reading Regression! See what the research says….

A group of kids reading while lying on the grass outside

Summer is a great time for children to relax and have fun. It's a wonderful break from school, homework, etc. However, what effect does it have on a young child to take two entire months off from reading and writing? With the summer now in full swing, I wanted to discuss a couple of articles on how to make summer reading effective for you and … [Read more...]

Does your child have allergies? Read these books…….

allergy collage

Does your child have a nut or gluten allergy? I have found these books to be really helpful in explaining and teaching your child about allergies.... Nutley, the Nut Free Squirrel is a wonderful book to read during mealtime in order to teach children about allergies and improve overall awareness. My kids really enjoyed the book and thought that … [Read more...]

Olallieberry Pound Cake

4th of july pound cake

Celebrate the 4th of July with this  olallieberry pound cake! It is super easy to make and fun to decorate. Have your kids help you decorate the cake by adding the whip cream and then putting different berries on top. If you don't have olallieberries  on hand, use frozen blueberries or blackberries as a substitute. The cake takes about 15 minutes … [Read more...]

Banana Jam

banana jam

Do you love bananas? Do you want to make a nice gift for a friend or family member? Make banana jam! It is super easy to make and you need no equipment to make it (besides a saucepan). Bananas are healthy, easy to find and not expensive, which makes them an ideal ingredient to bake with. I love bananas and have been experimenting for a long time, … [Read more...]

Going Places

going places

Do you want your child to be more creative? Do you or your child think "out of the box"? Going Places is about two friends who build something wonderful together. Who says you have to build everything like the directions tell you to?  In the beginning of the story, Rafael builds his go-cart just like he is supposed to until he sees his friend Maya … [Read more...]

Eat Your Science Homework

Food Science

Is your child a little scientist? Do you want to find ways to help your child learn over the summer? Check out this book, Eat Your Science Homework, Recipes for Inquiring Minds by Ann McCallum! Working on school work can be difficult over the summer, but with Eat Your Science Homework your kids can help you in the kitchen while learning key … [Read more...]