kid lit blog hop

Kid Lit Blog Hop May 2017

  Hello, welcome back to another month of terrific children’s literature. We welcome you to the May 2017 Kid Lit Blog Hop. This hop takes place every 3rd Wednesday of the month. It is designed to engage a  group of people who love everything that has to do with children’s […]

outdoor sensory bins

Outdoor Sensory Bins that don’t need Clean Up 3

These sensory bins are a great way to entertain children outdoors, and they don’t require any clean-up! I’m a big believer in independent and imaginative play, but sometimes kids need a little guidance to get started.  Sensory bins are great for that. These particular ones are meant to be played […]

Kid Lit Blog Hop

Kid Lit Blog Hop March 2017

Welcome back to the Kid Lit Blog Hop! We’re excited you’re here. HAPPY SPRING! We welcome you to the March 2017 Kid Lit Blog Hop. Apologies for missing last month’s blog hop but life sometimes gets in the way. This hop takes place every 3rd Wednesday of the month. It […]


Mountain Chef Review and Craft for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2

As part of the 2017 Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I’m excited to share with you about a FANTASTIC children’s book I’ve been given to review. I’ve also included a paper fortune cookie craft to go along with this book. Once you read more about it, you’ll know why I’m including […]

sensory bin fillers

Sensory Bin Fillers we Love 4

We are big fans of sensory bins in this house! See why we use them here. There are so many things you can use to fill a sensory bin.  We’ve tried many out, and have enjoyed some more than others. I decided to make a list of the sensory bin […]

modern fairy tale Bessie Queen of the Sky

Bessie, Queen of the Sky: a Modern Fairytale Review 5

As a modern woman and mother of a little girl, I find it extremely important to provide my daughter with positive female role models. The Queen Girls series has just made my life easier in that respect. If you haven’t heard of this inspirational series, that’s because it is brand […]

Why we use Sensory Bins 1

If you’re new to sensory bins, you may be asking, “What’s the point?” Why do we use sensory bins? I use sensory bins for three main reasons. Exposure to new textures Extended independent play time Educational elements   What do I mean by Exposure to new textures? For the first […]

winter hat addition

Make Ten: Winter Hat Addition

My preschooler has begun working on basic addition skills, so I created this winter hat activity as a way for her to practice adding up to ten. If you are working with a young child on basic addition, they may enjoy this “Make Ten: Winter Hat Addition” activity. It’s simple […]

The Mitten felt craft and story retelling

The Mitten Craft and Story Retelling 4

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. One of our favorite winter picture books is The Mitten by Jan Brett. It tells the story of a boy, Nikki, who loses his newly made white mitten in the snow, just as his grandma, Baba, predicted […]

build an edible snowman for woodland animals

Build an Edible Snowman for Woodland Animals 1

One of the pictures books we read as part of our Advent Picture Book Tree is Stranger in the Woods by Carl R Sams II. Affiliate Link This endearing book tells a story about the reactions of the woodland animals to a stranger that has appeared in their woods.  The […]