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Study for spelling/sight words in the car! SO SMART!!! Wish all parents would care this much!!!!

Maternal Engineering

Waking up to balloons on your birthday...I know my kids would love this

Check out this blog post about a variety of summer reading programs from Literacy Spark.

Homemade Flubber Recipe - It will keep your kids occupied for a long time! It has such a neat texture, you'll probably find yourself playing right along with them!

Homemade flubber…

7 Tough Conversations your should have with your kids before they turn 12 (for Christian Parents)

This dispenses milk so that kids can get their own without spills. Neat!!!!!

20 ideas to make birthdays special. For example, hide balloons in their closet or the kitchen cabinets and watch their surprised faces when they open them. Take over their chores for the day. Let them choose what's for dinner, and at dinner have everyone name something they love about the birthday boy/girl.

FREE Back to School Chalkboard Printables

Follow The Yellow Brick Road - Retelling Activity

Number Line Fun at Childhood Beckons. Joyce has got loads of ideas for using a sidewalk chalk, kid-sized number line to make summer learning fun. Put on your sunscreen and head out to the blacktop for some math!

custom coloring pages...great for the first day of school morning work...serves 2 purposes. They know where to sit and can color as they come in.

This website is FULL of experiments to do with kids - It's even got a "preschool science" section!

500 places to take your kids before they grow up book

Art Nest - home made play dough - this play dough received 8,000 views in july

14 tips for Helping Children Strengthen Emotional Intelligence. Easy stuff, but it can go a long way in terms of setting kids up to manage emotions as an adult.