Personalized Reading Recommendations for Kids from Zoobean


My kids love reading and books, so I was thrilled when Zoobean offered me the opportunity to write a sponsored post about their personalized book subscription service for kids! Zoobean was started by a husband and wife team who met when they were both teaching 7th grade! They are parents and educators who are working […]

Raising Kids Who Love Math


Happy Pi Day! To celebrate this fabulous number, I have decided to share some of my favorite ways to raise kids who love math. Many of them are from my own childhood – my mother taught math before leaving her career behind to raise ten children, and she has spent hours tutoring both her own […]

Biology for Kids: An Afternoon with a Ladybug


The kids found our first ladybug of the year yesterday afternoon while we were out on a walk. They brought it home along with some rocks and clover that they used to build a little ladybug habitat. Then they spent a long time watching their ladybug crawl around – biology for kids at its finest! […]

Learning Through Play with Spielgaben


I first wrote about Spielgaben educational toys about a year ago; I’m back today to write about the new, three-tray presentation that we were sent to review – it is the same product, but a new presentation, and extended curriculum. Even if you missed my post last year, followers on Instagram will recognize this toy. […]

Raising Kids in Modern Russia

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Today Amanda Boyarshinov of The Educators’ Spin On It has graciously joined us to share this post on raising children in modern Russia, written with help from her husband, who is from Russia. Amanda is a master teacher and mom to three.  She has traveled the world and strongly believes in raising globally aware children.  […]