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Muffin Tin Monoprints + Circle

June 3, 2019
Muffin Tin Monoprints

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 Legal. SHAPE TRILOGY The Shape Trilogy by best-selling author/illustrator duo Mac Barnett and Job Klassen is made up of three books about a group of shape friends. The books are named after the three shapes respectively, Circle, Square and Triangle. Each shape has their own unique personality. Triangle is mischievous, always playing sneaky…

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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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14 DAYS OF HEART ART FOR TODDLERS

January 31, 2019
Heart art for toddlers for Valentine's Day 14 different art projects

Valentine's day is almost here and you will start to see oodles of cutesy heart crafts all over Pinterest and coming home from your kid's preschool. As a former art teacher and a museum professional, I have a little bit of personal disdain for holiday crafts. Mostly because I value the arts so much and understand how beneficial the arts can be for children. For holidays, like Valentine's Day, it is understandable that most people look for a specific holiday-related…

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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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Shh! We Have a Plan Halloween Costume

October 15, 2018

This Halloween we are combining two of our favorite things: dressing up and reading. Dressing up as a book character is always a good idea. It’s great for school Halloween parties when you need costumes that are cute but not-too-scary. When kids dress up as book characters it allows them to interpret the characters in their own way to create personal connections to the characters, interpret deeper meaning into the material and get excited about reading books. This post may…

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