Monday, June 24, 2013


Who's ready for Summer?! One of the things my kids love during the summer time is fun educational activities. I know, that might seem weird. Don't get me wrong, they love their out door play, and other activities as well, but since they were little I've always done "school" time with them for a bit each week day morning during summer. Macmillan's newest line called SCHOOLIES is something I wish I had when my kiddos were younger. Check out everything you can get (see picture above). This set is perfect for kiddos ages 3 & up.

Here's a little bit about the set
Preschoolers will love to meet the colorful and unique cast of Schoolies characters, created by artist and designer Ellen Crimi-Trent and published in Priddy Books’ signature early learning formats.

Books include:
My School DayFrom waking up to favorite lessons to the bus ride home, kids will love learning to tell time as they spend a day with the Schoolies. Includes a play clock with moveable hands so young readers can turn to the right time as the Schoolies enjoy their day.
School House – Fold-out pages create four scenes in and around the Schoolies school house. Includes press-out play characters and accessories, plus sticker sheets.
Let’s Get Ready For School – Early learning book with wipe-clean pages so that all of the activities can be repeated, reinforcing learning.
Making Friends and My First Day of School Storybooks – Two reassuring and positive stories about overcoming shyness and being nervous to start school. Books include two sheets of fun Schoolies stickers.
Activity Flashcards – The Schoolies introduce multiple key first concepts (numbers, letters, colors, shapes) in this set of 26 wipe-clean, double-sided flashcards.

The Giveaway:
Thank you to Macmillan, 1 lucky blog reader will WIN this set!
- Giveaway open to U.S. addresses only.
- Prizing & samples courtesy of Macmillan/Priddy Books

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Good luck! 

Harper Colins Childrens's Summer Reading List

Looking for some great Summer reads for the kids? Check out Harper Collins Children's list of some great Summer reads. They have a little something for everyone.

Be sure to stop by their site to find more exciting titles to read! 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~