Latin American Music to Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

Latin American Music to Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to share some of the many treasures of Latin American music with your children! Latin musical traditions are so rich and multifaceted, that it is sometimes hard to know where to begin! Here are some wonderful new picture books that celebrate Latin American music, from lullabies to rock […]

Learn About Durga Puja with a Picture Book and Crafts

Learn About Durga Puja with a Picture Book and Crafts

Many of us have heard of Diwali or perhaps Holi, but there are actually many important festivals in India. And to add to the complexity, which festivals are celebrated (and how) depends on what part of India you are in. Today I’m thrilled to introduce a lovely picture book and crafts to help kids learn […]

New Children's Music to Brighten Your Autumn

New Children’s Music to Brighten Your Autumn

As the days get shorter and families get settled back into the school routine, sometimes we need a little something to put a bounce back in our step. Which is why I’m so happy to bring you this list of wonderful new children’s music to brighten your autumn and keep everyone dancing their way through […]

New Diverse Books for Kids by Diverse Authors

New Diverse Books for Kids by Diverse Authors

I am so excited because today I have the honor of sharing new diverse books for kids by diverse authors, including superstars like Jacqueline Woodson, Sonia Sotomayor, and Viola Davis. This is a bigger deal than you might think and certainly a bigger deal than it should be. For while there are more diverse books […]

Encouraging Pretend Play: 3 Simple Tips

Encouraging Pretend Play: 3 Simple Tips

Pretend play is a wonderful way for children to work out their problems, try out new ideas, and explore imaginative worlds. It is an important part of a child’s intellectual and emotional development, as well as an integral part of cherished childhood memories. And it’s not just for the very young! We often associate pretend […]

Homeschool Language Arts Curriculum Review: Elementary

Homeschool Language Arts Curriculum Review: Elementary

This is the second part of our homeschool curriculum review. Earlier we focused on math, while today I’m sharing a language arts curriculum review of materials that I use with my rising third grader and kindergartner. These materials, which cover phonics, handwriting, and grammar, are perfect as part of a homeschool or as after school […]

Homeschool Math Curriculum Review: Elementary

Homeschool Math Curriculum Review: Elementary

A friend recently asked me for recommendations about math and language arts workbooks she could use with her son. I started to write out a response then realized I should just make it into a post to share with others! Instead it has grown into two separate posts. This is the first, our math curriculum […]

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