Educational products

Coghlan’s Kid’s Bug-Eye Headlight

Coghlan’s Kid’s Bug-Eye Headlight

Spending time outdoors has health and cognitive benefits for kids. My 6-year-old loves to have outside “adventures”, and he is even more motivated to spend time outdoors when he has special gear. Coghlan’s Kid’s Bug-Eye Headlight is a low-cost (Retail $9) way to see nature in a different light (5 points for the pun!!). No […]

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to….Hard Stuffs

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to….Hard Stuffs

I will confess, I never took Physics in high school because it sounded scary. I ended up taking Anatomy and having to dissect a cat. Now what sounds scary? I excelled in Algebra II but after that things got fuzzy. I teach preschool. Papa Most Traveled teaches higher level maths and physics. I won’t even […]

When You Say Thank You, Mean It book Giveaway

When You Say Thank You, Mean It book Giveaway

So! Christmas. With the extended family. Did you have any, "Say thank you to Aunt Jenny!" moments, followed by a bratty exhale and eyeroll? How did this ungrateful brat become my offspring? I didn’t have that exact scenario, but Jojo did actually refuse to say thank you to a lady who spent lots of time […]

The Scholastic Treasure of 100 Storybook Classics #2

The Scholastic Treasure of 100 Storybook Classics #2

I love my Scholastic Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics (Scholastic Video Collection); I have used it many many times both at home and in my preschool class at school. I teach a lot of EAL learners (English as Another Language…meaning English isn’t their mother tongue), and the way that The Scholastic Treasury puts visuals to […]

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know About Atlanta, Charleston, Tampa, Orlando, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Houston

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know About Atlanta, Charleston, Tampa, Orlando, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Houston

If you are planning a family trip or just want to teach distant relatives about your city, Arcadia Publishing has launched a fun new series called Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know. Each Cool Stuff book contains colorful photographs, dynamic graphics, and kid-friendly facts about a specific city and state. I would have LOVED this […]

Baby Abuelita Spanish Speaking Dolls

Baby Abuelita Spanish Speaking Dolls

Baby Abuelita is a series of multicultural dolls, books and dvds that can be used o teach children traditional Hispanic songs and Spanish vocabulary. The award-winning collection is used in some school curriculums, too!  Recently, Baby Abuelita Productions launched Javier, the first toddler boy doll in the line. Javier, wearing a red and white stripped polo […]

Kids Science Kits Giveaway

Kids Science Kits Giveaway

Jojo is 6 now, and is growing up before my eyes. Suddenly I have KID in my house. A kid who laughs at my jokes, can play independently, can read, write, and draw. Also? He isn’t really into toys anymore. He loves his Lego blocks and Indiana Jones action figures, but other than that he […]

Anime Studio Curriculum Guide

Anime Studio Curriculum Guide

I got a copy of Anime Studio Curriculum Guide from Smith Micro for review. It is a thin spiral-bound book with Anime Studio Debut DVD-rom compatible with Mac or Windows 7 that focuses on 12 basic principles of animation. The book is really thin and my nanny, who can’t read English, kept moving it from […]

Coghlans Binoculars for Kids

Coghlans Binoculars for Kids

I have a young adventurer in my house, and he is less into toys and more into “gear”. I mean you don’t see Indiana Jones playing with toys. Jojo approves of his new Coghlan’s Kid’s 7-function Binoculars. They can serve as binoculars, monocular, magnifying glass, linen counter, compass, stereoscope and signal mirror. Jojo asked what […]

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