2020 Play and Learn Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Play and Learn Holiday Gift Guide

We are so excited to bring you this year’s Play and Learn Holiday Gift Guide. We are thrilled to partner with so many amazing and award-winning companies who provided many of the brain boosting toys on this list so we can share them with you this holiday season. Since even before I was a parent, … [Read more…]

Play and Learn Subscription Box Gift Guide

Subscription Box Gift Guide

This holiday season, give a gift that can last all year long! With so many kids learning at home in some capacity, subscription boxes are the PERFECT gift for kids this year. They offer fun at-home learning experiences that go beyond the classroom (or virtual classroom). From balloons to building sets to cooking to even … [Read more…]

Distance Learning: Fun Brain Breaks

Brain Boosting Breaks

When the world stopped and most families huddled indoors during the winter for remote learning as their parents attempted to work indoors, there was a common theme being expressed: too much screen time. I have specific rules about how much screen time my kids can have; however, when the quarantine began in New Jersey most … [Read more…]

Distance Learning: Great Ways to Help Increase Focus at Home

Great Ways to Increase Focus at Home

For some kids virtual learning is a breeze. They are able to sit for hours and focus on their teacher and complete assignments with ease. For many, however, virtual learning can be frustrating and overwhelming. Some struggle with grasping academic concepts remotely, while others have difficulties with technology. In this post, however, I am going … [Read more…]

Amazing Art Kits for Kids

Amazing Art Kits for Kids

This school year may not be starting off the way we imagined, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be an amazing year! Whether it is 100% or a hybrid program, many kids will be participating in virtual learning. Sadly, that means that specials may not be as prominent as in the past. That’s why we … [Read more…]

10 Brain Boosting Ways to Play with Balloons at Home

10 Brain Boosting Ways to Play with Balloons

When most people think of balloons, they think of parties and celebrations but balloons can be used for so much more than just decorations! Did you know that some occupational therapists use balloons to help increase fine, visual, and gross motor skills? Teachers have also used balloons to increase academic skills, especially in the area … [Read more…]

Distance Education: Tips for At-Home Learning Success

Tips for At-Home Learning Success

This school year definitely looks different than the past! Most kids are engaging in some (if not all) distance learning. While some schools may be 100% virtual, others are offering a hybrid option (like my kids’ schools). Some parents have even opted to homeschool their children instead. Whatever the scenario, kids will be home a … [Read more…]

2020 Back to School Guide

Back to School Guide 2020

This school year, we are very excited to partner with amazing companies such as Faber Castell, Magformers, Thames & Kosmos, Creativity for Kids, Miniland, GuideDots, The UPside Delivered, and Little Global Citizens to bring you amazing back to school products that will get your kids excited about going back to school! As educators we look … [Read more…]

Tastes Around the World: The eat2explore Cooking Subscription Kit

Tastes from Around the World eat2explore subscription

Get a stamp in your passport! One of my fondest memories from traveling to Paris was tasting amazing food from breakfast to dinner! From the rich and tender beef bourguignon to the light café éclair, I became a Francophile in a three-day stopover in the city of lights. Fresh flavors and ingredients are unique to … [Read more…]