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SECRET DECODERS WITH MAGNA-TILES

February 10, 2022
Magna-Tile Secret Decoder

Who didn’t love those secret decoder glasses with the red lenses as a kid? There was something so fun about pretending to be a spy, searching for secret messages or pictures. Like most of my ideas, this Secret Decoder Magna-Tiles Activity was inspired by observing my kids at play. My daughter was hiding little drawings between Magna-Tiles and she noticed how parts of her drawing disappeared when certain color Magna-Tiles were on top. This gave me the idea to create…

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New Books From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

August 3, 2021

I've reviewed a lot of books in the last 5 years but these two are extra special! These books come to you from The Philadelphia Museum of Art where I spent a third of my career and are written by one of my favorite colleagues Liz Yohlin Baill. I am so impressed by these two books and am excited that children from all over the world will be able to experience some of my favorite pieces from the museum's collection…

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UREADYKIDSCAMP|| Free Home for the Holidays Preschool Activities

December 4, 2020

Calling all parents and caregivers of kids age 2-7... are you wondering what to do with your kids this winter now that the weather is colder? Traditional holiday activities canceled? Working from home while the kids are home from school? Just looking for some fun ideas to entertain kids on evenings and weekends? You have come to the right place my friend and you are definitely not alone! I have created a FREE Home for the Holidays educational resource packet…

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Oversized Picture Books for Big Kids

November 22, 2020

Here at U Ready, Teddy? I mostly share picture book for babies to preschoolers, but I also can't resist buying beautifully designed books that my kids will "grow into". For now, we just enjoy the illustrations, but I am excited to explore them more as my kids get older. My favorite big kid picture books are both educational and decorative. Many of them are also oversized making them perfect to display in playrooms and children's bedrooms. Here are a few…

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These Stylish Board Books Make the Perfect Gift

November 13, 2020

Books make the perfect gift for children of all ages, but with so many picture books out there how do you choose the perfect book to gift? When buying books for babies and toddlers that are too young to display real interests in different subjects you want to buy books that are educational, visually stimulating and look great on their shelves. This list of modern and stylish board books are sure to please any baby or toddler (and their caregivers!)…

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