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This post was sponsored by Carson-Dellosa as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Summer Learning Loss is a very real thing for kids out of school for the summer.  Three months is a long time to not be exercising their brains, reviewing

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We all know that the first years of a person’s life are crucial and more than 80% of the brain is developed by 3 years old.  As parents, we want to do anything we can to nurture our kids, foster their development and get them on an early path of

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gameskidsschool at home

This Bilingual Sight Words Diving Game and educational fun in the sun with Banana Boat is part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #BestSummerEver Keeping the kids stimulated during the summer can be a tall order.  Not only are you fighting summer boredom, but you have the added pressure of

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This time of year kids can often become trapped indoors due to the weather, be it snow or rain.  Here in Palm Springs it has been dumping snow on the mountains and we’ve taken every opportunity to partake in snowball fights and snow angels, but my gosh, the rain here

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fall books for kids

Now that it is November, we’re quite dug into fall.  For many of you, autumn is everywhere.  The leaves have changed color and now decorate the ground, big leafy piles ready for little feet to jump into.  Well here in the desert, it still looks the same.  Palm trees don’t

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new york pop-up book
bookbookseducationalkidsschoolschool at home

We’ve got a passion for books in this house and I love to add fuel to the fire!  My oldest has just begun 2nd grade today (yeay!) and as a congratulations, I handed her a bundle of educational yet fun new books from Candlewick Press, one being a Pop-Up New

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electrical wizard nikola tesla book review
bookbookseducationalschool at home

As a homeschool mom, I get really excited about educational books, especially those scientific or historical in nature.  My first grader is really interested in the whys and hows, and since I am a far cry from a scientist, I turn to books that she can understand.  Here are a

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mama built a little nest review

Welcome to Spring!  I absolutely adore spring here in the desert — it is quite perfect.  We are outside all day enjoying the weather before summer swoops in and boils us with its 120 degree heat!  It is a great season to really experience nature.  Instilling love and respect for

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stone giant michelangelo's david book review
educationalkidsschool at home

I’m a homeschool mom so I look to make every facet of our day educational.  What I’ve learned from homeschooling my young daughter is that kids LOVE to LEARN, but dislike formal worksheets (though sometimes they are just necessary).  Maybe it’s just my girl, but she forces me to get

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bookbookseducationalkidsschool at home

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of First 5 California via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m a homeschooler, so I am very well aware of the importance of early learning. Those first 5 years are the most critical in any child’s

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