Charmed by Magic Sketch: A Unique Writing Tool for Kids

Charmed by Magic Sketch

It is difficult when you watch your children resist writing. When they are asked to fill out ditto sheets at school, it can get frustrating because it is not always re-writing repeatedly until their fingers are exhausted. When we can make writing fun and interesting they want to do it. It’s amazing how much I … [Read more…]

Shark Week: Educational Activities for Kids

Shark Week Educational Activities

Take a Bite out of Learning and Fun with Sharks! Sharks rule the oceans. It is the reason Shark Week was brought into existence by the Discovery Channel in 1988. We celebrate these fascinating creatures that are propelling scientific research into fighting cancer. Surprisingly, they exist in all depths of the ocean, from a few … [Read more…]

Shark Week Tinker Tray

Shark Week Tinker Tray (1)

Open-Ended Play is Jawsome! Sharks are very popular in my home. Each family member actually has an opinion on what is the coolest shark species and reasons for their belief. Thus, we have been reading about sharks, visiting them and watching television programs about them. Applying information about sharks, however, can be a little challenging. … [Read more…]

Learn the Alphabet: Spring Edition

learn the alphabet spring edition

Spring into the Alphabet with Fun ! It is never too early to start exposing your kids to letters and words. Although letter recognition is not a focus until preschool and kindergarten, it is important to introduce letters to your kids as early as possible. This starts by reading to your kids every night beginning … [Read more…]

Create Your Own Superhero Day: Superhero Activities for Kids

Superhero Day

As my boys get older, I find that they need to be more entertained especially during the summer. To help engage them I decided to develop themed days based on topics they really enjoy. I found that my boys really enjoyed having themed days and/or weeks. They loved helping me plan the activities and creating … [Read more…]

Connecting with Nature in the Winter

Connecting with Nature in Winter

Most kids’ schedules these days are filled with sports and enrichment activities plus lots of screen time. It’s very important to set some time aside for the great outdoors. My favorite time of the year for being outdoors has always been winter. No humidity and no bugs! Plus it’s a great way to cure that … [Read more…]

Toy Fair 2017: Brain Boosting Toys that Inspire a Love of Reading

TFNY 2017: Brain Boosting Toys that Inspire a Love of Reading

Reading stories to our children every night is a ritual for the writers of Mommy University. We curl up with the board book, classic literature or a book from one of our many book lists to encourage a love of reading. However, as parents and educators we also recognize that inspiring little ones to love … [Read more…]

Learn About the World with the Puzzle Globe from Learning Resources

Puzzle Globe from Learning Resources

My children have always been fascinated by the world. We love to travel so they are always asking where places are in our country and the world. The new Puzzle Globe from Learning Resources offers fun ways for kids to learn about geography and different cultures while building important developmental skills. We found some exciting … [Read more…]