We’ve been having a magical time exploring the deep blue sea and getting caught up on the happenings at Trident Academy!
The Lost Princess (available May 7th)
Mermaid Tales Review and Printable
Trident Academy is a prestigious school for mer-kids from the fun chapter book series Mermaid Tales. Debbie Dadey, the award winning and prolific coauthor of the Bailey School Kids series, writes for the reluctant reader which I think is awesome since I was a reluctant reader early on. My seven year old daughter isn’t exactly a reluctant reader in the classic sense but she does have some tendencies. She reads above her first grade level but is very reluctant to tackle big words and long books. I encourage but I don’t push. After all, I have a 350 page limit on books I read for myself. Honestly I love reading but I read slow and there are lots of other activities I enjoy too. These books are really manageable. They are under one hundred pages each and have generous line spacing which makes tracking easy. My daughter and I took turns reading the first four books and my five year old son listened in (and sometimes out). Continue reading →
Welcome to the seventh installment of my egg themed series. I am more than halfway to my goal of a dozen egg posts! And since I am over the hump I thought it might be good time for a recap. My first egg post (when I conceive this whole silly notion) was an egg garland craft. My second was egg picture books, next an illustrated coll-egg-tion, then came egg shaped Easter basket gift ideas, also egg inspired design, and yesterday was crayon egg decorating. Wow! That’s a lot of egg posts! And now after all that eggy fun I thought it might be time to step back and learn a little bit about this so called egg. So let’s get crackin! Continue reading →
Hi everyone! I have a little confession. Online I throw the word love around a lot but in person, I am really kind of shy and reserved. Not so much with my kids but with most other people in my life. Can you relate? I think a lot of kids probably can too.
Congratulations Natalie, you are the winner of this giveaway! For more changes to win this fun book head on over to Susan Reagan Illustration on Facebook!
Tweet Hearts Review and Giveaway
Recently I posted a heart themed book list for Valentine’s Day and while promoting it I connected with and started following Susan Reagan the author and illustrator of Tweet Hearts. I bought this book to give to my son on Valentine’s Day (shh! don’t tell him). Tweet hearts is a counting book for little ones featuring lovebirds and their ten little hearts. The rhyming text and graphic illustrations are pure fun! Continue reading →
Today I am very excited to be participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids!
I learned about it through Mama Smiles, my favorite parenting blog. Each month a different author is featured and you can participate by sharing one of you favorite books by that author and an activity to go with it. You can learn more about it on their Facebook page. December’s author was Jan Brett. Jan Brett interprets many classics with her distinctive and rich illustrations. Continue reading →
Are you looking for a Halloween craft that is both easy and fun to make? How about one that is also fun long after the making?! This witch and ghost are not mere static decorations. They fly through the air and may just scare the wits out of your mom and dad! Continue reading →
Are you looking for a fun way to practice math this summer? How about an open ended math game with this fun produce printable! Just print out the following PDF: market math on card-stock and cut out all the fruits along the dotted lines. Don’t worry, the hand cramping is only temporary and will be SO worth it!
There are a bunch of different ways to play. If you like, you can start by drawing a fruit stand with baskets for the different fruits, maybe a scale, a shopkeeper, and a basket for your purchases. Get creative! Whoever said you can’t be creative while learning math?!