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Finishing School. Starting the Hunt.

Finishing School. Starting the Hunt.

The countdown to the end of the school year is on. Actually, it has BEEN on for quite a while. The girls have reached their limit of having so much homework that their backpacks rip. They are both ready and excited for a summer filled with ...
Summer $10k Scavenger Hunt

Summer $10k Scavenger Hunt

I have always been a puzzle junkie. From jigsaw to logic puzzles, I can’t get enough. When I was in early elementary school I had to research and list all the states in order they were admitted into the union. Internet? Nope. We didn& ...
Thrift Treasure: Py Math Game

Thrift Treasure: Py Math Game

Unless you live in the same area as we do (Quad Cities IA/IL), you have probably never seen this game before. Your children may have been exposed to it if they are in California, as that is where the publisher is currently located and still ...
Crazy Fun Literacy Learning

Crazy Fun Literacy Learning

Old maid, Go Fish and Crazy 8’s….childhood staples. Card games I played as a child, and games familiar to my kids. So when I found a version called Crazy A’s by Wiggity Bang Games that I could play with my littles that would help them learn ...
Using Technology to Teach Behavior

Using Technology to Teach Behavior

My husband and I try to instill good manners in our 5 children. We encourage proper behaviors at home and discourage negative ones (seriously – 3 boys!) We attend church where the kids are encouraged in good behaviors through biblical verse ...
A Digital Pet is an Option

A Digital Pet is an Option

It was only a matter of time before it happened. Miss K called me into her room the other day to give me the news. “Mom, I think I’m ready for a pet.” Her sister got a parakeet for her birthday last year but only after she ...
Technology and Toys for Learning

Technology and Toys for Learning

Although all of my kids were born in the 21st century, my little kids are so excited to be finally joining the 21st century – technologically. We have finally agreed to allow them tablets …according to my children they were the ONLY k ...
A Toolbox for Learning and Bonding

A Toolbox for Learning and Bonding

What do you think when you hear “fruit-of-the-month club”? For me, I associate it with corporate gifting. You don’t hear much about it these days, but if you’ve been online over the past several months, you’ve ...
Summer With Games… and Katy Perry

Summer With Games… and Katy Perry

Just because it is summer doesn’t mean it is a time to be physically and mentally lazy. We support our kids as they participate in summer sports in addition to enrolling them in a park program so they’re outside and active. Last ...
13,765 People Can’t Be Wrong!

13,765 People Can’t Be Wrong!

Last week we introduced you to a new way games are making it to market when we told you about Alpha Bandits and their Kickstarter project. This week we bring you a proven success story also from the game world, Robot Turtles. What makes thi ...