• Marble Mania Crankster little girl playing with marble mania crankster toy

    Techno Gears Marble Mania Crankster #learningjourney

    Alice and I were so excited to get our The Learning Journey Techno Gears Marble Mania Crankster Building Kit!! We pulled everything out of the box along with very detailed instructions are several bags of parts. I was impressed with the way the pieces are packaged together making it easy to find the correct pieces when called out in the instructions. There are over 100 pieces in the Marble Mania Techno Gears Crankster set. With the help of one very adorable 4 year old I realized I was in over my head and called in the help of Pop-Pop. While kids that are 6 and over would be able to…

  • Beautiful Oops! By Barney Saltzberg

    With Christmas blazing towards at breakneck speed I’m thrilled to share with you some great idea’s for gifts starting with this a great book from Chinaberry. Chinaberry is a San Diego based business that has so many things for kids!! OH MY GOODNESS!! From books, pretend play to baby shower gifts and so much more!! Today I want to tell you about Beautiful Oops! A book written by Barney Saltzberg. And it’s not just me that is in love with our new book, but 3 year old Alice has requested this book every day since it arrived. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!! This is the perfect book for kids in general, but for kids…

  • Whistlefritz On Va Jouer!! YES! (Let’s Play)

    It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Whistlefritz CD’s and DVD’s.  These are FUN ways for kids to learn a new language!  Whistlefritz CD’s and DVD’s have received so many awards, from Parents’ Choice, Mom’s Choice, Mr. Dad, The Dove Foundation, NAPPA and KIDS FIRST! The folks at Booklist has praised them as “perfect for both school and home settings.”  Alice, Emma, Eli and myself AGREE!! 8 thumbs UP from my crew. The newest release is On Va Jouer (Let’s Play) is equally as fun and entertaining to watch!  The On Va Jouer DVDs combine live-action, animation, interactive skits and music. On Va Jouer!  Let’s PLAY!!  Is being released just in time for Bastille Day, which is  July 14. …

  • Tappy Alphabet App Review

    This business appears to have disappeared. BUMMER!! I love finding apps that are FUN but actually TEACH kids!! Tappy Alphabet App is one of those!! First, if an app doesn’t keep Alice entertained she won’t use it. No matter how much I try. Tappy Alphabet not only keeps her 100% entertained, engaged but SHE is LEARNING at the same time!! Even more impressive? Alice PICKS Tappy Alphabet to play with FIRST out of a LOT of different apps she has available on my iPad. THAT is truly impressive to me. This is a simple app that teaches, not only the alphabet but over 100 different vocabulary words!! The colorful graphics…

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    Children Learning Reading Program – Teaching Children to Read!

    Children Learning Reading Program creators Jim and Elena are parents to three children.  They have taught two of their children (their third child is still a baby) to read. Little children!! Jim researched a lot of information on teaching children how to read and put all this information together in a reading program so we can teach OUR toddlers and kids to read before the age of THREE???  Yup!! three!! My regular followers know I babysit my 2-year-old Granddaughter Alice. While we spend time every day with a learning activity.  Each lesson is short. Jim and Elena recommend spending only 10 to 15 minutes a day with the lessons. PERFECT!!!…

  • Alphabet Flash Cards from Educational Toy Planet

    I spend my days with my two year old Granddaughter Alice. We have lots of play time, but, I make sure we have learning time too.  I’m always on the lookout for educational items that keep Alice interested!!  These Alphabet Flash Cards from Educational Toy Planet fits the bill!! The cards are large and easy to hold for Alice. Each card has a bright colorful item on one side that corresponds to the letter on the other side.  A for Apple and so on.  The deck has 52 cards. Upper and lower case letters. We use the Alphabet Cards in several ways.  *Letter side up I ask Alice to match the…

  • Barker Creek!! Early Learning and Beyond!!! Give AWAY TOO!!!

    I’m so excited about today’s review!  My regular followers know that I babysit 2 year old Alice during the week. We play A LOT… but I also make sure we practice our colors, our letters, numbers and so on.  She’s really smart!! So I want to keep challenging her. THANK YOU Barker Creek for helping me do just that!!! Alice and I are excited to share with you our review of Learning Magnets Red Kid Board and Learning Magnet’s High Frequency Words The two products are so perfect together!!  First, the Kid Board is the coolest shade of red! It’s the perfect size too! Alice can set the Kid Board on her…