Product Reviews

Young at Art: Teaching Toddlers Self-Expression

Young at Art: Teaching Toddlers Self-Expression

Susan’s book helped me to understand the importance of scribbling and the stages of scribbling. She convinced me that using one color at a time (each color for a length of time) is best for a young child. Children are more focused on the process, not the product of art.

Brief Candle in the Dark, Richard Dawkins

Brief Candle in the Dark, Richard Dawkins

Dawkins covered every detail behind his books, science studies, interests through his career, television appearances, lectures, and more. The book is not written in a linear fashion, rather, the author takes the liberty of jumping around as one story leads into another story.

Best Hawaii Children’s Books

Best Hawaii Children’s Books

Our kids have loved getting to know their new home by exploring the island, watching documentaries, and making new friends. Another way to learn about the culture and language of the islands is to read about hawaii. The Chinaman’s Hat This story is one of […]

Children’s Book Favorites

Children’s Book Favorites

  We love reading. I am fortunate to have a sister-in-law who is a librarian and avid reader, so I am always informed about wonderful books, new titles, and books that would be a good fit for us. The books she gives us always end up […]

Winter Solstice Books for Kids

Winter Solstice Books for Kids

  The real reason for the season (the axial tilt of the earth) is soon upon us. There are many books for children about religious holidays, about Rudolf, Santa and his elves, about snow and the wonder of the seasons changing. What about books about the […]

Sunscreen is Killing Coral Reefs

Sunscreen is Killing Coral Reefs

“Not only did the study determine that a tiny amount of sunscreen is all it takes to begin damaging the delicate corals — the equivalent of a drop of water in a half-dozen Olympic-sized swimming pools — it documented three different ways that the ingredient oxybenzone breaks the coral down, robbing it of life-giving nutrients and turning it ghostly white”

Pattern Blocks, Let’s Play Math!

Pattern Blocks, Let’s Play Math!

One of the many wonderful suggestions from Let’s Play Math by Denise Gaskins is to get wooden pattern blocks or tangram blocks. Pattern blocks are a great way to introduce young children to shapes and how they can be decomposed into smaller shapes. It is a […]

Reusable Feminine Napkins?

Reusable Feminine Napkins?

  Oh yes, that is really a thing. It might sound odd at first, but when you consider that reusable cloth diapers are successfully washed and dried without a fuss, reusable feminine napkins shouldn’t turn too many heads. Yes, there is the minor inconvenience of […]

Animal Architects

Animal Architects

Most kids I know are very curious about animals. They want to know what animals eat, where they live, what sounds they make. This beautiful book takes that interest a bit further and tells you how certain animals make their homes. Animal Architects: Amazing Animals […]

Unschooling Rules – Clark Aldrich

Unschooling Rules – Clark Aldrich

Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Educationby Clark Aldrich is the perfect book for parents who are curious to find out what unschooling is, have a kindle and a few bucks. It is written a bit like a […]