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Believe: A Pop-Up Book of Possibilities

April 26, 2019
Believe: A Pop-up Book of Possibilities Best Children's Book for a Graduation Gift

When I graduated from high school someone gave me a copy of Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. I thought it was such a thoughtful gift and I still have it to this day and have read it to my kids. I love giving books as gifts and I recently found a book by Candlewick Press that will make the perfect graduation gift for your loved ones! This post contains affiliated links for your convenience. I received Believe:…

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I WANT MY HAT BACK STORY BASKET

March 11, 2019
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We love reading books OBVIOUSLY. I mean, we love children's books so much we have a blog about them! I read books to Teddy everyday and he is starting to show interest in trying to "read" by himself. He's two-and-a-half so he can't read yet, but he is starting to memorize some of his favorite books and can recite them almost word for word. He especially likes to read aloud to himself while sitting on the toilet lol. Sure, pretending…

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ST. PATTY’S DAY TINKER TRAY

March 6, 2019
St. Patrick's Day Green Tinker Tray

If you've been following U Ready, Teddy? You know I love Tinker Trays! Tinker trays are also called Loose Parts tray and are typically found in a Reggio Emilia Learning environment. They are inexpensive, versatile and promote open-ended creativity. The Valentine's Day tinker tray we made was a huge hit, so I decided to make a green tinker tray for St. Patrick's Day! (If you want to be even more festive throw in some rainbow colors and gold coins!) Darling…

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BOOKS FOR YOUR LITTLE TOUGH GUY

January 17, 2019
Tough Guys Have Feelings Too Keith Negley Review

I've always consider myself a feminist even from a young age in large part due to my mom. I grew up hearing stories of my mom working in non-gender traditional jobs like helicopter mechanic and alligator researcher (yea, really). She taught me about famous women like Marie Curie, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and dressed me up as Susan B. Anthony for Halloween. This influence has shaped how I parent my own kids. It makes my heart happy that my son will…

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WHY WE LOVE KINETIC SAND

January 10, 2019
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This post contains affiliated links for your convenience. I only write about products I love and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For more information see┬áLegal. WHAT IS KINETIC SAND? Kinetic Sand is a sensory play and building material that feels just like wet sand, but is held together by magic polymers that keep the sand sticking to itself. We prefer the beach sand version, because it has a little more texture than other play sands. It can…

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