Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain

Did you know that parent language is the single most powerful tool in shaping the brain of a child? It’s that simple, according to Dr. Dana Suskind, author of the latest book, Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain, (Dutton, September 2015). A cochlear implant surgeon at the University of Chicago and Founder and Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Dr. Suskind argues that all parents can – and need to – harness the power of their words to shape their child’s future educational success. “No matter the language, the culture, the nuance of vocabulary or the … [Read more...]

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Personalized Back to School Gifts from I See Me! & the Ultimate Back to School

I received free product to facilitate this post. August is here, and Back to School time is officially in swing. This school year is extra special for us because I'm sending my oldest off to Kindergarten. She's a bit apprehensive about going to school everyday and leaving Mommy and Sissy behind, so I want to get her excited for this next phase of her life. I can't think of a better way to excite her and send her on the path to learning than with a personalized gift to commemorate the beginning of her school career. I'm a big fan of personalized books, and I'm excited to introduce … [Read more...]

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Valuable Lessons for Children From “Zen Pig”

I received a copy of Zen Pig free of charge. Affiliate link included. We live in a world full of selfishness and materialism, so it may seem like a battle sometimes to teach our children how to be compassionate and gratuitous people.  The critically-acclaimed children's book, "Zen Pig", is a great resource to help teach our children those valuable lessons. The illustrations, provided by Mark's wife, Amy Lynn Brown, are simple yet beautiful. The book flows very well, and although it is a short read, is chock full of character lessons that are great for both children and adults.  "Zen … [Read more...]

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Have I Told You Today How Much I Love You? Children’s Book Review

I received a free book in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. There isn't much I love more than books, and I enjoy passing my love of reading to my girls. I'm very happy my 5 year old loves reading just as much as I do, and we spend at least 30 minutes each night reading together. A new book was recently added to her collection, Have I Told You Today How Much I Love You? by Cheryl Sturm. Cheryl Sturm originally wrote this fun children's book as a way to express her love for her nieces and nephews. The book takes the measurement of love … [Read more...]

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Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Grandmother: Book Review

I received book as a gift from my daughter since I'm going to be a grandma soon, very soon. Funny, You Don't Look Like A Grandmother is a humorous and touching look life of the modern Glam-Ma, Gram, Nana, you name it. Actually you grandchild will name you no matter what you want to be called. The role of being a grandmother has changed with the times. The author, Lois Wyse portrays this with stories of her life as a grandmother  and those of her friends. Some stories are funny, some so touching, you'll be tearing up. Written in short story form, this is an easy and quick read. Similar to … [Read more...]

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