Harry Potter Activities for Kids

Harry Potter Educational Activities for Kids

The costumes and props used in this post were provided by Oriental Trading. My boys have recently become HUGE Harry Potter fans. They love watching the movies and they both asked to be Harry Potter for Halloween. I love using what they have a passion for to encourage learning. With Harry Potter there are so … [Read more…]

Dream Big Disney Princess When It’s Pley Time

Disney Princess from Pley

My daughter is self-appointed royalty. For her, the Disney princesses represent the best qualities: strong, brave, hard-working, and artistic. Overcoming obstacles in their lives, each character has strong qualities that inspire her to grow as an individual. She naturally gravitates towards toys that highlight these admirable heroines but as a parent who believes in educational … [Read more…]

Explore the Rails with Thomas and Friends at Liberty Science Center

Thomas and Friends Explore the Rails

You Don’t Need to Pack Your Bags to Visit Sodor! There are few ambassadors to children’s literature and television programming that have withstood the test of time like the jovial and hard-working Thomas the Tank Engine. The original TV series featured model trains with the voice of The Beatles’ Ringo Starr narrating his adventures across … [Read more…]

Take It Outside with Simplay3: A Review of the Sand and Water Bench

Sand and Water Table

We have a small house and a postage stamped size backyard, so we seek out compact toys for our home that are sturdy and functional. Recently, the Sand and Water Bench from Simplay3 has become a perfect fit for all of our needs. Due to its inventive design, it makes a wonderful addition in most … [Read more…]

Down on the Farm: Educational Activities for Kids

Activities for Kids on the Farm

There is nothing like visiting a farm for young children. They are thrilled and fascinated with the scenery and opportunities for learning that surrounds them. After taking my children for several years, they still smile with delight over tasting the food, petting animals and breathing the fresh air. While there are plenty of activities that … [Read more…]