Ideas to encourage reading in children with Read With Me Scout from LeapFrog

Ideas to encourage reading in children

A big thank you to Mom Select and LeapFrog for providing my family with a Read With Me Scout to help with ideas to encourage reading in children. Ideas to encourage reading in children 1.) Read every day for at least 20 minutes, whether they are 1 or 10 or... 2.) Have access to books. Establish a place in the child's room for his or her books.Have your child put his name in his books. … [Read more...]

LeapReader fun in the classroom!


Last week Quincy shared her love of LeapFrog and their new LeapReader with her developmental preschool class at Viewlands Elementary. Thanks to MomSelect, we were generously providing an amazing assortment of LeapReaders and activities, the pre-kindergartners. All opinions and experiences are our own. LeapReader is the complete learn-to-read-and-write solution. LeapReader engages kids in … [Read more...]

Reading Alice in Wonderland at Bedtime with our iPad

Reading Alice in Wonderland. (This image may not be used without permission)

I can't tell you how old I was when I first heard the stories of Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole. Or how many times I heard it. I have lots of childhood memories surrounding the girl with the flaxen hair, the White Rabbit and the evil queen. Some of them may even be the tiniest bit embarrassing (like in 2nd grade my school put on a musical performance of Alice in Wonderland). But what I … [Read more...]

Quincy’s new PLAY-DOH books


Much to Quincy's delight, we received some fun PLAY-DOH books on behalf of Mom Spark Media to review. She's had a lot of fun 'reading' them this week, and I don't blame her, they're pretty great! From learning new words to identifying what's in the picture, the PLAY-DOH books offer lots of opportunities to learn. An added bonus is we LOVE to play with PLAY-DOH so it's so easy to tie in the … [Read more...]

Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light

Beam n Read

Sometimes you'll find that the overhead light or table lamp isn't quite enough to see your knitting. Or that maybe you want to read your kindle next to your spouse in bed without disturbing him or her. Or maybe you want some extra light while you're doing some woodworking. Whatever it is, the Beam N Read will help. The BNR LED 6-3 Beam N Read ® LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light is a simple to use … [Read more...]

Quincy and her Tag Junior Pal, Violet

Tag Junior

Poor Sebby, Quincy has been going after his Tag reader for some time now, so our friends at Leap Frog were sweet enough to send Quincy her own Tag Junior. Now Quincy has sweet little Violet to help her learn to read. It's so cute to watch her turn the pages of her special Tag Junior books and set Violet down on them so Violet can "read" the story to her. The Tag Junior is perfect for little … [Read more...]

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