One of my favorite things about reading is being able to see myself in the story. Kabook! makes that easy with children’s books that literally put your child inside the story. They have four beautifully written and illustrated stories that you can choose from and you can upload photos of your child and digitally integrate them into the story. We had so much fun creating a storybook for my 6-year-old daughter and she has absolutely loved it.
I absolutely love finding gift ideas that keep my kids busy and help them learn something in the process. We’ve had fantastic luck with crates from Kiwi Co. and were so excited when they sent us a Tinker Crate to review. This was a HUGE hit with my kids. They love to build things, so assembly was fun for them but they loved how creative they could get with the project once it was put together.
In a perfect world, screen time would be used only in ways that helped kids grow and develop. The reality for today’s kids, though, is most of them probably spend way too much time in front of a screen and the time they do spend is often mostly for entertainment value. I’m guilty of letting my kids have too much screen time to, but the reality is, screen time is often used to excess. A former member of the Wiggles, Greg Page, is leading a revival of children’s educational television with Explore, Discover and Grow – a series of 104, ten-minute videos released directly to subscribers twice a week. Designed to create a more balanced approach to education vs. entertainment in media for kids, this program is one that both kids and parents will love.