Family apple picking fun!

Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jodi Fickes Shapiro Myles wakes up early for the family trip to his grandparent’s apple farm! He measures the trip’s distance in the number of picnics it takes to get there! On the farm, everyone pitches in to help pick apples. And there are so many different … Read more…

Be helpful, act like a bug!

“Beetle” Did you check out the Monday Book Club suggestion, “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle? Lady bugs are a kind of beetle. Beetles are a specific kind of insect whose front wings are hard and called wing cases.   Some kinds of beetles damage plants and crops, but ladybugs eat insects that hurt plants. … Read more…

Bullies are everywhere, even in your garden!

In The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle, a tiny bug is ready to take on the world! In today’s Book Club selection, our Grouchy Ladybug spends the entire day trying to pick a fight with everyone she meets from a yellow jacket to a lobster to an elephant. She is always looking for a fight, … Read more…

Building Blocks: How Young Children Learn (without stress)

Coming in July 2017 – Free webinar: Make Every Minute Count! Join us and learn to turn any time you have with your child into high quality family learning time with 5 simple steps! Learn  how to use Get Ready 4 Kindergarten’s 5 Building Blocks for Early Learning to: Build vocabulary Use books Play cool … Read more…

Sandy is dandy… at the beach!

Sand is awesome! It fills beaches and deserts, it can be used as a filter, it can fill an hour glass and measure time, and it is great fun to play with in a sand box. And location determines some of its characteristics: a beach in Maine has very rocky sand, a beach in New … Read more…