I shared this stained glass sidewalk chalk idea last year because our kids LOVED it, so I updated it and wanted to share it again this summer! I hope you enjoy making sidewalk chalk art with your family! ♥ If I had to pick a favorite Read More
Which Kiwi Crate Should I Get?
Summer and spring break are just around the bend— which means it's time to start coming up with ways to keep our kids busy and entertained. I know that school break is a time for kids to relax and have time off from school, but I also know that it's Read More
Summer Routine: The things that make our days run smoothly.
Summer break is the perfect time to mix adventurous days with lazy days. 🌞 Now that our kids are getting older, I no longer have to schedule our summer days around things like naps or feedings. I can loosen the reigns a bit without it resulting in Read More
Why our kids study over the summer (and why we love it!)
I wanted to talk about Why our children do school work over summer break. A while back, I wrote a post where I shared my NO SCREENTIME UNTIL printable. It had rules about what the kids need to do BEFORE they are allowed to use electronics. It Read More
Preschool Lesson Plan in Five Minutes
If you have five minutes to spare, you can teach a preschool lesson to your child! There are so many times during the day when we have a few spare minutes... enough time to grab a preschool lesson plan & teach our children Read More
How I taught our kids to love reading
It was about six years ago when I noticed that our son, who was a good reader, didn’t enjoy it. He knew his sight words, he did well with comprehension, his fluency was great, yet he didn't WANT to read. I, on the other hand, love to Read More
300 + ULTIMATE LIST Free Educational Websites for kids, parents & teachers!
These free educational websites for kids are awesome! Just like my list of the best educational shows for kids, these are great for curious minds. These are my favorite free sights & they are only free right now due to school closures. I have Read More
Best STEAM & STEM Toys for kids
It's well-known that I value experiences over toys. In fact, I value it so much that I've made an entire list of non-toys gifts for kids. However, I am a child development therapist (play therapist), elementary school teacher, and Read More
Top Learning Games for Kids
I am sharing these top learning games for kids (both online & offline) as a way to help our kids avoid the summer slide. There is a reason the old saying "If you don't use it, you lose it" has been around for so long. Over the summer, kids Read More
The sneakiest way to teach your kids their phone number (fast!)
I wanted to tell you about the sneakiest way to teach your kids their phone number (fast!). This tip comes from my brother, Tim Hoffman. (Thanks, Tim!) He has two young kids (my adorable niece & nephew, Dylan & Lia. They are 6 and 4. I Read More
Want smarter kids? Check out what you are already doing that is helping!
We all want our kids to do well in school. We also all know that it is smart to exercise… Its not surprising that there is evidence that exercise actually helps kids be smarter as well. Several studies have tested this theory and the results are Read More