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Fun Ideas for Fall Crafts

Fall is the perfect time to break out the hot glue gun, craft paint, and all the construction paper to make fun art pieces and incorporate crafting into educational time.

Collection of DIY halloween costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Between the spooky movies, decorations, falling leaves, and mountains of candy and sweet treats, you just can’t beat it. And when I say I love the costumes, I mean I LOVE the costumes! 

A brain reading with stars

Understanding STAR reading levels and scores

One of the most common assessments you might encounter in primary school is the STAR reading level, which is used to determine how adept your child is at reading and comprehending text.

Phonics

How to Teach your Kids Phonics Step by Step

Learning to read by phonics is extremely effective and creates stronger readers than can learn new words on the fly. Over time, they become fluent readers with quick recognition skills.

baby bottle cooler

Baby Bottle Storage Ideas

There is a universal truth that all parents can attest to once they bring their bundle of joy home. And it’s the sudden avalanche of baby supplies that creep into every corner of your home. In the kitchen, the clutter tends to be bottle parts, pumping supplies, plastic dinnerware, and pacifiers. 

newborn-baby-in-carrier

Can I Use a Baby Carrier for a Newborn?

The short answer is, YES! Of course, then can. However, newborns should be worn with extra care and attention, as their neck strength isn’t developed yet. There are real (and completely avoidable) dangers that newborns can face while in a baby carrier. 

baby wrapped in a scarf

How to Make a Baby Carrier out of a Scarf or Shawl

You can use any regular type of scarf or shawl as long as it’s made with a breathable material like cotton or muslin and meets the length requirements for tying. Heavier fabrics like wool and chunky knits, or slick materials like silk, are not ideal. 

Toddler compatible NERF guns

The Best NERF Guns for Toddlers (Easy Priming)

If you’ve ever given a Nerf gun to a child younger than say…age 5, you know that the loading and priming can be an exhausting affair. Often, their small hands just don’t have the dexterity or strength to get the gun ready to fire. That’s why we’ve taken the time to look at small Nerf guns that are easy for young children to load themselves.