Playful Learning Activities


Our goal is for children to learn to read, to love books, and to comprehend what they’re reading.

But, it’s a complex process and requires continuous effort.

Try to make reading fun and engaging with interesting activities and resources. Here are some great posts to help:

Also, check out these awesome summer reading lists:

writing prompts for kids


Writing develops on a continuum just like reading.

It requires children to use fine motor skills, a knowledge of phonics and words, as well as creativity, writing skills, and more. 

Just like reading, becoming a good writer requires lots of guided and independent practice.  

Find ways to get your kids excited about the writing process, creative writing, and different writing formats.


Want STEM activities for kids in science, technology, engineering, and math? Get started with songs, apps, and books.

writing prompts for kids

Arts & Crafts

Anytime we can encourage children to be creative with arts and crafts, it builds their imagination and creativity muscles.


What games are the best for kids and families? We love our family game nights — it’s a great way to spend time together, encourage learning, and stay off technology. 

Get started with our favorite, tried-and-true games for kids here!

Toys & Gifts

I love recommending products and toys to save you time and help you find just what you’re looking for.

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Eleven Ways to Use The Creative Writing Playbook with Your Kids This Summer

With over 110 opportunities for writing, drawing, doodling, and cartooning, The Creative Writing Playbook (it’s not a workbook, it’s a playbook!) has a little something for everyone. Firm fans of creative writing will pore over the writing tips and tricks and tackle page after page. And beginners might spend more time coloring the delightful Creativity Creature and Cleo, and then picking and choosing which activities to complete.
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