Showing posts with label preschoolers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label preschoolers. Show all posts

Sep 6, 2017

Beauty and the Beast for young and old from Silver Dolphin Books #review

The First Stories series (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Rapunzel) is a perfect interactive introduction to classic fairy tales. Push, pull, and turn mechanisms bring the stories to life and introduce all the beloved characters with simple rhyming text and adorable illustrations. Pull the tab to turn the Beast into a prince, push the tab to fit the glass slipper on Cinderella’s foot, and pull the tab to let

Jul 30, 2017

JOIN KATE AND MIM-MIM NEW DVD “SUPER KATE” ~ Preschoolers everywhere are so excited!


DVD Available from Public Media Distribution, LLC August 8

Public Media Distribution, LLC announced today it is releasing four stories from the popular kids series “Kate & Mim-Mim” on the new DVDSUPER KATE.” Grab your cape and join Kate, Mim-Mim, and their friends on four fun-filled adventures in Mimiloo. In the story Super Kate, Tack zaps everyone with his supercharger invention giving them super powers – Kate gets super jumping powers and Mim-Mim gets super hearing powers. When Boomer gets into a bouncy predicament because of his super speed, can he be saved?

Additional stories feature Tack creating a superhero suit so he can be the “Mimiloo Superhero,” Boomer enjoying super strength with the help of Tack’s load lightener invention, and Kate and her friends helping a friendly dragon find

Nov 25, 2016

Look out Black Friday, this deal is AMAZING! ABCMouse for HALF OFF! #deals #coupons #savings #children #preschool

Hurry for AMAZING savings! Not just a Black Friday Deal! Get for your kiddos, grandkiddos, nieces, nephews or the cute little neighbor for 50% Off Annual Subscriptions during their Black Friday Event! Now Only $45 from 11/21 through 11/28! !

My youngest daughter began using when she was only 5.  She was already in Kindergarten and was already reading on a 2nd grade level.  So why try

Aug 22, 2014

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Roly-Poly Monster visits the Zoo ~ adorable children's book #review

Come and join Roly-Poly Monster in a brand new adventure as he goes to visit the Monster Town Zoo! 

Follow along as he discovers new and amazing animals, rides a colorful train and of course, does his favorite activity – rolling! 

This colorful, rhyming picture book is the second book featuring Roly-Poly Monster and is recommended for ages 2-6 years old.

My Review :
Author Charity Tober and her Illustrator Husband, Andrew Tober have created the second book for young children called

Apr 24, 2014

{Review} The Adventures of Mouse and Mole DVD for Kids

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

This series originally aired in BBC is a sparkling adaptation of Joyce Dunbar's classic stories about practical Mouse and capricious Mole. Mouse and Mole live together in a little cottage in the country. Mouse is practical and cheerful. Mole gets into scrapes and needs mollycoddling. Their everyday adventures appeal to adults and children alike. the charm of the stories lies in the endearing friendship of the two central characters and the humor of their exchanges.

Dec 9, 2013

Fanny Foozle Preschool App ~ songs, games, rhymes and more - Review & Giveaway - Holiday Gift Guide 2013

My kids all love to play on my iPad Mini any chance they get.  But my youngest, 5 year old Lydia is addicted to the Preschool Games and Apps I've been able to download for her to play.  One of her new favorites is Fanny Foozle. 

FANNY FOOZLE, is a Fun smartphone/tablet application aimed at preschoolers. It is FREE through iTunes & Android Stores, but is $1.99 through Kindle Store. The Fanny Foozle StoryTime App is also FREE for kindle though! There is also a print book that can be purchased through

Fanny Foozle is a funny little character that sort of reminds me of a Jumping Jelly Bean, that sings, plays with her friends and even has a dog named Sam.  Fanny goes on

Nov 13, 2013

I Wanna Be . . . a Princess. How about you? Costume Review on Mom Loves 2 Read #IWannaBe

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Well, Costume Express has many different answers for that question.  From fun and fantastic animal costumes, Princesses, favorite characters and more. . . for babies all the way up to adult sizes - a costume for everyone!

And, not JUST for Halloween!  Now, I know that Halloween is the major dress-up holiday of the year, but what about the rest of the 364 days?  Why not dress up for birthday parties? Christmas parties? Fun Fall parties or Just for Fun Pretend parties?

My daughter's reply to my question "What would you like to be for your birthday?" ~ Her answer:

Nov 4, 2013

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ABCmouse is an online early learning academy for ages 2 to 5+. The curriculum includes reading, math, the world around us, art & colors, music & songs, library, puzzles and games. For only $7.95 a month, you can get a full curriculum for your kids from Preschool up to Kindergarten. Each level (there are 6 levels total) offers over 400 learning activites and when an activity is completed your child will earn tickets which can then be used toward buying stuff for their fish, hamster, or their room, or even updating their outfit for their avatar. ABCmouse really is pretty awesome. Check out Sweet Southern Lovin's full review.

May 9, 2013

Review & Guest Post by David Ryan of Alpha Phonics on Mom Loves 2 Read

My Review:
I was sent a free Alpha-Phonics book as well as The Alpha-Phonics & How To Tutor Little Companion Readers and The Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Workbook for this review.

Alpha phonics is a program that teaches kids to read using simple techniques that I remember using when I was in grade school.  With story booklets that remind me of the "See Spot Run" type stories I read from in Kindergarden when I was a child, it is fun and easy for young kids to learn the techniques and phonics necessary for early reading skills.

Mar 3, 2013

Humble Heart ~ A book of virtues for young children

Product Details:
Ages: 2 & up.
Page Count: 192
Released: 02/2013

Humble Heart: A Book of Virtues collects nine delightful stories from illustrator and author Amy Meyer Allen, based on her popular Humble Bumbles characters. Through the tales of Humble Honeybee, Percy Pig, Lydia Lamb, Barnabus Bunny and their friends, children will learn virtues such as thoughtfulness, forgiveness, thankfulness and humility.

Allen’s unique art style features bold and bright illustrations that young children will love. Each story ends with a memorable Scripture verse from the New Living Translation (NLT), making this a wonderful book for parents and children to read and discuss together.

Dec 22, 2012

Adventures in pretend Play with WOW Toys ~ review & Giveaway

Casey Camper Van  Profile 
Known as: Casey  
In a nutshell: A real cool dude
Likes: Surfing holidays, chilling and BBQ’s
Dislikes: Stressed out dudes  
Likes to hang with: All cool dudes

Hey guys who’s excited about coming to join me, Casey Camper, on my cool adventures? I like to hit the surf on my regular surfing holidays and I think nothing beats a good BBQ on the beach with friends after a hard day surfing! Everyone needs to chill out and enjoy the sunshine, and that’s what they do when I’m around.
I’m a motorised camper van with some fab features too! Open my roof to find my friends chilling on their bunks, take out the picnic table, match and sort luggage or even have a hop scotch competition on my groovy pull out playground!
My set includes me, my best friends, Pete and Lilly, our pet dog called Sammy, his removable dog basket, his dog bowl, a removable picnic table and two luggage items.

Apr 2, 2012

A batch of Cute books for kids ~ Review

 A collection of cute books for preschoolers
with short reviews by Susan (Loves 2 Read)

Are You My Baby by Kathleen Rizzi

Which baby is duck’s baby? Or dog’s baby? Or cat’s baby? Lift each flap and you will see!

Toddlers will enjoy matching the pictures of each parent to its baby and imitating the sounds each one makes. With each flip of a flap, young readers can quack, woof, and meow their way right on to their Mommy, Daddy, or caretaker’s lap for a fun-filled reading adventure.

24 pages, 5"x5", ages 18mos-3
Board Book, $5.95

ISBN 978-1-59572-259-1

Review :
An adorable board book that will

Mar 11, 2012

Children's favorites ~ Reviews

Do you separate your child's holiday themed books from the rest of his or her library?  I don't!  I find that my kids enjoy reading Christmas and Easter themed books all year round.
Do you have a separate place in your home for your children's books, or are all the books in your house in one place together?  Do your kids have a library of their own in their room(s)?
I'd love to hear your comments on these and other subjects.  I love comments!


I have for review today, some children's books that I think are great for any day, any time, any season.  They are fun, adventurous reads for children of all ages to enjoy.

  I'm Not Tired Yet 
by Marianne Richmond

About the Book :
Six-year-old Ralphie invents every excuse to delay his bedtime. His perceptive mom, however, sees his stalling as her invitation to engage Ralphie in a silly series of kisses, hugs, pinches and pokes-all inspired by his favorite animals and each leaving the twosome in a heap of giggles.
"I'm not tired yet," said Ralphie, "and, Mom, there's a problem here...  
  A big mosquito in my room is buzzing in my ear!"
"Ralphie," said his mom, amused, and joined him in a huddle,
                                     "Could it be that what you need is a cozy polar bear cuddle?"
                                     "I think I do," said Ralphie.
I'm Not Tired Yet inspires a playful, endearing bedtime routine that leaves kids and grownups looking forward to nighttime, no matter how strong the allure of playtime.

My Review :
This was a cute book.  The mother in the story has a unique way to get her little one to finally get to bed and go to sleep.  It is a fun book to read with a younger child.

This book was published March 1, 2012


Franklin's Valentines
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark

About the Book :
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, it’s Valentine's Day and Franklin can’t wait to give his friends the cards he has made. But when he gets to school, he discovers that they’re missing. Franklin is heartbroken and worried that now his friends won’t want to give him any cards. Big hearts prevail and Franklin soon learns that he has very good friends—and that he can be a good friend, too.

About the Author:
Paulette Bourgeois worked as an occupational therapist and a print and television journalist before she began writing for children. When Franklin in the Dark was released in 1986, it became a bestseller—and the Franklin phenomenon was born. Paulette has gone on to write over 30 Franklin stories illustrated by Brenda Clark that have been published around the world. Although Paulette is best known for the Franklin books, she has also written other children’s titles, including a number of non-fiction books and the award-winning picture book Oma’s Quilt. Paulette lives in Toronto, Ontario.

My Review :
As always, my children and I love Franklin.  In Franklin's Valentines, Franklin had worked hard to make special valentine's for each of his friends.  In his rush to school, he dropped them and they were ruined.  He was heartbroken and thought his friends wouldn't give him any valentines since he couldn't give them any.  He learns from Mr. Owl a lesson in friendship and love.  This is a wonderful story for young readers and parents to enjoy together.  It teaches how to handle disappointment, how to be a good friend and how to accept gifts even when you have nothing to give in return.  Another wonderful book by author Paulette Bourgeois.

This book was published Jan 24, 2012


A Color Game for Chester Racoon
by Audrey Penn

In this new Kissing Hand board book, Audrey Penn brings us more maternal wisdom to solve another of early childhood's little issues. Whether on a trip, in a restaurant or a store, children can become bored and fussy. A Color Game for Chester Raccoon provides an activity that will entertain young children anywhere -- finding things in many colors: white, blue, yellow, red, orange, brown and black.

About the Author:
Audrey Penn is the author of The Kissing Hand and its sequels, along with Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove. 

My Review :
A Color Game for Chester Raccoon is cute, imaginative and fun for parents and children to read together.  Chester and his friends play a seek and find game.  They practice their colors by singing a rhyming song using the animals, plants and other things all around them.  This book is a fun teaching tool for younger children.  It helps them learn their colors in a fun and unique way.  My children and I love Chester Raccoon and enjoyed reading this book.

This book will be available May 15, 2012
The World in Your Lunch Box
The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods
by Claire Eamer
illustrated by Sa Boothroyd

Discover the tasty stories behind the foods we love.
A ham sandwich on white bread. Macaroni and cheese. Peanut-butter-and-banana roll-ups. They may sound like ordinary items, but they take us on an amazing journey through the rich history and astonishing science of food.
Explore a week of lunches—from apples to pizza—by taking a romp through thousands of years of extraordinary events. Some are amusing, like the accidental invention of potato chips. Others are tragic, such as the Spice Wars, which killed thousands of people.
Consider that ham sandwich: Ancient Romans first made ham by curing meat with salt and smoke to kill microbes, while yeast (which burps gas) produces the fluffy texture of bread.
Aztec farmers bred tomatoes from small, bitter berries into plump, sweet fruit, and watermelons sustained travelers 10,000 years ago in the Kalahari Desert.
With a vibrant design and quirky illustrations, THE WORLD IN YOUR LUNCH BOX is like the perfect lunch: satisfying, well-balanced, and totally delicious.

"We're learning about cooking this year at school
and I thought is would be pretty boring.
The cooking teacher says

He says everything's interesting if you take the
time to learn about it, even stuff as dull as white
bread or potatoes.  We all groaned when he said
that - well, wouldn't you? - but he says he's 
going to prove it, and we're going to help."

My Review :
This is a cute book that mixes science, history and fun, with lunch.  It is entertaining for children and adults alike.  My 10 year old son loves the chapters on the lunch diaries.  I enjoyed the funny stories of people in history eating weird and unusual things.  This is a great book for entertainment or educational learning in a fun and unique way.  Great for readers ages 9 and up.  

This book was published on Feb 1, 2012

*I received ebook copies of each of these books through for this review.  All reviews are my personal opinions.  See my Policy & Disclosure page for more info, and the FTC guidelines.