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Entries in preschool products (69)

Sunday
Aug072016

raising a reader + munchkin giveaway 

Kids love any excuse to delay bedtime―even just a few minutes―and are probably more eager to get in a little extra reading time if it means they get to stay up later.  That few extra minutes of reading right before bed becomes a special time for them to bond with their books and stories, which promotes a love of reading and encourages them to become a lifelong reader.

So, this is the idea—move up your kids’ bedtime by twenty minutes and when they ask to stay up just a little longer, tell them they can read for a little bit using a bedside lamp or reading light.  This is part of reading expert Jim Trelease’s tips on how to raise a reader (you can read the rest of his invaluable advice in The Read-Aloud Handbook, a book every family should have in their library).

We’re partnering with Munchkin for a giveaway of 3 of their adorable owl night lights.  This giveaway is open to US residents only and the winners will be drawn at random.  You have until Thursday, August 11, 11:00 PM PDT, to enter.  Head over to this post on Instagram to enter!

Wednesday
Apr272016

grimm's alphabet game

I absolutely love this Grimm’s wooden alphabet game from The Wooden Wagon.  It’s not for only learning letters—kids can use the pieces to make pictures and designs.  it’s a winner.  We have various Grimm’s toys and adore their timeless design, thoughtful craftsmanship and durability.  They’re definitely playthings that you can pass on to the next generation.

Thursday
Mar032016

creativity, free time and open-ended toys

A preview from my post on The Land of Nod’s blog today about free time, open-ended toys and fostering creativity in children.

Monday
Oct262015

mini marche

My pal @mini.marche sent us the sweetest and most thoughtful surprise—a set of her handmade clips. I thought they were super cute in photographs, but they are absolutely beautiful in person! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, @mini.marche!  Avery was over the moon about them and is already planning the days that she’ll wear them. ☺️ Please check out Jeanette's shop on Etsy!

Thursday
Oct222015

i need a camera to my eye...

Avery and Nate were into making these duplo cameras earlier this year.