As parents we know that reading to our kids is important. There really is no such thing as being "too young" when it comes to reading to your child. Starting from the day you bring them home from the hospital you can read a book to your child. As they get older it may become harder to keep them from wiggling off your lap and finishing a story but that's why finding one that engages them is key. Enter, The Magic of Me: My Magical Words by Becky Cummings.
There are so many changes in our world as we knew it but places we've known and love are trying their hardest to be there for us. Theme parks have (for the most part) opened up for the summer season, and are doing their best to offer families a sense of normalcy in this "new normal". Recently, my family and I visited Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA and while there were certainly differences in our experience, our favorite furry monsters were there for us none the less! See what precautions were taken, what changes were made and most importantly, if I felt safe during our visit to Sesame Place.
Odette, the Swan Princess is back for the 10th time in The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding. I'll admit, after the original I did not know the franchise continued. But I am very happy it did! But is The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding good for younger children? I'm breaking down the plot (no spoilers), animation, the G rating and share my thoughts on the latest addition to this storied franchise.
A brand new DVD from Sesame Street features over 2 hours of fun! Classic nursery rhymes and our favorite furry monsters collide in, Sesame Street: Monster Hits Rock & Rhyme with Elmo. This new compilation is headed to digital and DVD 9/1. But you won't have to wait that long to watch this rockin' special, thanks to Shout! Factory Kids I am giving away one rental code ahead of this DVD's release! I also have super fun coloring sheets for you to download and print. Now let's get ready to rock and RHYME!
There's a new fairy tale in town! Lionsgate announces Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs will premiere on digital and On Demand 9/18 ahead of a DVD and Blu-ray release on 9/22. Stolen shoes, a wicked witch, seven (count 'em seven!) princes that get turned into dwarfs, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs has it all! Learn more about this family-friendly spoof on a classic tale.
S is for Swan! If you grew up a 90's kid (like me) chances are you've seen The Swan Princess once or twice (or maybe 100 times, no judgement) and have probably introduced the series to your kids. I have great news, the 10th installment in The Swan Princess saga, The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding is now available on digital and for rent at REDBOX. To celebrate the release, here is a fun, swan-themed activity to do with your kids (or by yourself, again, no judgement).
"and I said HEY! what a wonderful kind of day, where you can learn to work and play, and get along with each other". Talk about a catchy theme song! I grew up watching Arthur and I am so happy that PBS KIDS still airs, and releases DVD collections featuring him, DW, Buster and all of their friends! Arthur: The Ultimate Friendship Collection is coming to DVD this August!
Have you ever thought about homeschooling your child? Parents across the country are currently debating what course of schooling will be best for their children come the fall and many are considering homeschooling. Enter, Julia Groves. Julia, along with her mother, have written a book (the first of many) titled "A Beginners Guide for Homeschooling". Their aim is to help new homeschooling parents for success. I had the privilege to interview Julia and ask her, not only my questions about homeschooling but other mother's questions as well. To learn more about Julia's new book and to get some insight on what it means to be a homeschooling parent, read on!