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Kaooa: Traditional Abstract Strategy Hunt Game from India

Kaooa, otherwise known as “Vulture and Crows” is a traditional game from India. Like Len Choa (“Tiger and Leopards”) and Fox and Geese, it is a hunt game. Hunt games often pit one player with one token against a second player who has multiple tokens. As you can tell, the tokens usually are named after animals, a fun dynamic that adds a little imaginative...

Fun Ways to Learn Geography

A thorough knowledge of geography is essential for children to understand their place in the world. It also helps children learn how climate, history, political and cultural systems operate and interact. But simply memorizing place names is not very exciting and kids need fun ways to learn geography with games, maps, cultural experiences and interactive...

YA Adaptations of Jane Austen Novels

It goes without saying that no modern retelling of a Jane Austen can ever live up to the original works of genius. Nevertheless, YA adaptations of Austen’s novels can still be quite enjoyable to read. This books on this list of YA light-romance novels vary somewhat in their literary quality. I found that the most successful books pull Austen plot and...

Making and Keeping a Hobby Book

What topic captivates your child? Dinosaurs? LEGO? Trucks? What activity do they love to do? Baking? Chess? Pottery? Most kids have at least one interest that truly captivates them.  No doubt you have started a sentence with “My kid is so obsessed with [fill in the blank]!” It is absolutely delightful to watch your children develop their own...

Read Aloud Chapter Books for 4 and 5 (and 6) Year Olds

It goes without saying that you should continue to read picture books to your preschoolers and kindergarteners, but if your children are ready, adding in just the right chapter book can add a new dimension to your read aloud time. The qualities of the best chapter books to read aloud to 4-6 year olds are simple. The books must: Have relatively short...

5 “Flexible” Drawing Ideas for Tweens

Fact: not every kid is interested in drawing and while many lists of drawing ideas for tweens give options like using YouTube videos to learn how to draw specific objects (how to draw a bird, how to draw a house, etc.), that’s not going to appeal to tweens who have little natural interest in art. However, most tweens (ages 8-12, or thereabouts)...

Moon Spinner: Brain Game of the Month

Remember spending hours in the 1980s trying to solve that Rubik’s cube you got for Christmas? Well, let me introduce you to the brain teaser puzzle for your kids’ generation. Moon Spinner! Moon Spinner from ThinkFun is an ingenious puzzle that consists of rotating circles. The mission, should your kids choose to accept it, is to unscramble...

Pajama Day Coloring Page

Have you been staying at home a lot? Perhaps hanging out in pajamas for a greater part of the day than normally? Well, National Pajama Day is April 16th and we are here for you with a pajama coloring page created by children’s book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg! The Pajama Day coloring scene features a boy and his mother, both...

Children’s Books about Communities Coming Together

Foster your child’s faith in humanity by reading them picture books about communities coming together in times of crisis, as well as in times of normalcy. These children’s books about the power of community, being helpful and looking out for one’s fellow humans and creatures are a great resource to teach your children about the benefits of the social...

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