If you you have young children who enjoy stories, you should check out the website, Story Time For They have 30 free online books available, with more being added regularly. You simply choose a series (Ben the Mouse, Fern the Fox or Flame the Dragon), then choose a story and then press play and away you go. Each story has a picture of the book and a small info segment beside it that includes the following information:The name of the storyA small amount of info about the storyWhat age range the story is appropriate forThe episode #The category e.g … Continue reading

REVIEW: Tooth Fairy Kit by ” Baby Tooth Album”

I received a Tooth Fairy Kit for review the day after my daughter lost her first tooth. Talk about perfect timing! I was so excited when the kit arrived. It is so perfect! The kit contains: Hand Crafted Baby Tooth Keepsake Box: to save and organize baby teeth Baby Tooth Pouch: to keep baby teeth and coins safe under the pillow Tooth Fairy Door Hanger: to remind the tooth fairy to stop by! Tooth Fairy Stationery: for an unforgettable letter to or from the tooth fairy Baby Tooth Chart: to keep track of your child’s developing smile and write special … Continue reading

REVIEW: Miss Barbara’s Pirate Adventure Move With Us DVD

Many people use the New Year as a time to make resolutions for better life styles. Why not take this a step further and make resolutions as a family? Not only should we be good role models for our children and engage in physical activity ourselves and watch less tv, play less video games etc. but we can also help engage our children in more physical activity too! I was sent a DVD called Miss Barbara’s Pirate Adventure Move With Us which is the perfect thing for your young children this year to engage their creative minds, their energetic bodies … Continue reading

Review of Orb Factory

Have you heard of Orb Factory? They are a creative toy manufacturer located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Their products are sold in more than 20 countries around the world, The Orb Factory’s products have won numerous international awards for outstanding innovation and design. You can order their products directly from their website at Here is an example of one of the Sticky Mosaic products that the Orb Factory produces: a Jewlery Box. We received a jewelry box to test out ourselves and boy do we ever love sticky mosaic products! They keep my 5 1/2 year old daughter … Continue reading

Book Review: Hannah and the Talking Tree by Elke Weiss

Hannah and the Talking Tree by Elke WeissList Price $16.95Trade hardcover 36 pages color 11.75 inches by 11.75 inchedPrinted on recycled paper, approved by the Forest Stewardship Council.Free Focus Publishing; 1ST edition (2010)ISBN-10: 0982674716 ISBN-13: 978-0982674710Hannah and the Talking Tree is an environmental children’s book intended for Ages 3-7 Available at bookstores online. For more information visit Hannah, the main character in this wonderful children’s story, has very big ears and loves that she can listen to everything in nature. She can hear the grass grow, the wind sing, and the ants march one by one. She can hear … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEWs: Books for Baby by Candlewick Press

I received a few books to review that were new to hit the shelves this fall. Each book is sweet in it’s own way. I adore children’s books! I would sit and read books to kids all day if I could…and sometimes I do! Miles to Go By Jamie HarperOct. 2010 ~ Hardcover ~ ISBN 9780763635985 ~ Ages 3-6 This book reminds me of my son’s adventures in his toy car! Miles, the character in this book takes us on an adventure as he hops into his toy car, just his size and drives all over town at a whirlwind … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEWS: Bedtime Stories for Children

Reading stories to our kids before bed is definitely part of our night time routine for us. This is more part of my 5 year old’s routine than our 2 year old’s although we try our best to get him involved with at least looking at a book before bed as well. I am always excited to be introduced to new childrens’ books. I’m like a kid in a candy shop when I go into a book store, seriously! I get all giddy inside and I have to seriously use will power to not buy a book every time I … Continue reading

Info: Parents Magazine iPhone Apps–Inexpensive and Fun!

My hubby has an iPhone and he absolutely loves it. I say a bit too much sometimes, but that’s another topic all together! Ok, ok, I will admit, his iPhone is pretty awesome! There are so many incredible apps avaiable for the iPhone out there. I never thought that when my hubby got his iPhone that it would actually prove to be useful for our 2 year old, but it has. He has a few apps for it that Little Man adores and in a pinch if he’s cranky and only wants Mommy and I’m trying to get dinner on, … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: How Lil’ Eddie Learns to Read by Rima H. Corral

My daughter, who is 5, has been reading books for over 6 months now. She has been reading familiar words for a few years. Even with this under her belt, she still thoroughly enjoyed reading How Lil’ Eddie Learns to Read by Rima H. Corral. The book is about a little boy, Eddie, who learns how to read with the help and support of his family and neighbourhood friends. His parents help him learn how to read by using familiar words around him and through encouragement. This book has a fabulous tips for parents who are unsure how to support … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: I’m Up in a Tree by Mark Alden Johnson

I’ve mentioned before how much I love childrens’ books. Books are a terrifec and effective way to teach children new concepts, ideas and values. Books can be very influential, especially when they are followed up with a rich discussion. I’m Up in a Tree by Mark Alden Johnson is a great example of a book that can be used to teach children about themselves, their power, peer influence and confidence. It is about a young boy who decides to climb up a tree. When he realizes how high he has climbed and he is stuck, he is visited by many … Continue reading