Let Children Be… Quote

Let Children Be... QuoteI wrote this quote based on our society today. I feel there is so much competition and pushing children to learn so quickly nowadays that children do not have adequate time to learn through playing and having misadventures.

I remember so many things as a child just by playing, exploring and going on adventures. I don’t think people realize just how much children learn from just being able to play.

Let’s let our children be children!

 

Pop the Pig Game Review

Pop the Pig Game ReviewPop the Pig Game Review

My son has been having a blast with this game so I thought I’d do a product review for everyone. Pop the Pig is a game recommended for ages 4+ and 2-6 players. This game is a lot of fun, there is proof in the picture!

The object of the game is to feed the pig until his belly “pops”.

And when it does, cover your ears, because the kids squeal with laughter!

My son is 4 and he loves this game while learning in the process, plus for the parents. As I mentioned before, the recommended age is 4+, but this game is actually good for 2+ as long as there is adult supervision so the younger ones do not put the small pieces in their mouths. There are 4 colors and numbers 1-4. My son knew these at the age of 2. Now we count too.

Roll the dice, say the color and pick a “burger” of that color. Flip it over and read the number. Pop the “burger” into the pig’s mouth (why we need supervision for younger children. “If the pig can eat it, so can I”, they may think. NO NO), and press his head down that many times. His belly will grow until it POPS.

Overall this game is a blast and great for indoor fun, homeschooling, and rainy days. Grab one today and have some fun with your little ones! You won’t be disappointed.

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10 Sleepy Time Books for Toddler Bedtime

10 Sleepy Time Books for Toddlers

10 Sleepy Time Books for Toddler Bedtime

This post is kind of a follow up to one I wrote a couple of weeks ago, Reading With Young Children, Is It Beneficial? From your comments, I believe it is safe to say, we all agree that it is very beneficial to our little ones. From the encouragement I got from that, I decided to find some favorite stories that I think will be loved by all, parents and children.

So I have taken the time to compile a list of 10, what I call, sleepy time books for toddler bedtime, from Amazon. These books are perfect for snuggles and letting your young one know it’s close to bed time.This seems to be the time of day my 4 year old son wants me to read to him the most. After going to pre-k all day, by 7:30 pm he is so ready for some snuggling and stories.

These are the 10 sleepy time books I felt were perfect for putting your child to bed. Some are best sellers and others are just classic good night books.

  1. If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul
  2. The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
  3. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  4. Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton
  5. Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
  6. It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Nancy Tillman
  7. Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt
  8. The Goodnight Train by June Sobel
  9. Where Do Diggers Sleep At Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
  10. Good Night, Little Bear by Patsy Scary

What do you think of my sleepy time list?

We have a couple of these, Goodnight Moon and The Goodnight Train. I do plan on adding more to his collection, one at a time. Sometimes budget living is for the birds, lol.

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