So many of us love blogs about parenting, and the humorous ones are often just the perspective and pick-me-up we need. Some of those bloggers we like so well went on to write books, many of which are a fantastic mix of emotions, with a healthy dose of humor. These are some of .... read more
My heart is being filled and my wallet emptied anew now that I've started wandering into the young adult section of my local bookstores. Even though my son is only four, we've been delving into longer chapter books of old that have some pictures and loads of silliness. This su.... read more
Kids love getting mail, and what preschooler wouldn't love receiving a magazine in the mail that is especially for him? Here are five magazines designed just for the preschool set. 1. Ladybug -- This is the perfect magazine for the child who loves to be read to. Ladybug is fu.... read more
Ah, Mad Libs. Guaranteed silliness, for sale at your local bookstore. You may remember the years of your lost youth filling out Mad Libs with friends and cracking up again and again. Your memories are likely set against the soundtrack of your favorite record. Well,.... read more
We are determined to designate reading as the fun zone. We adore a nighttime cuddle, but we sure get a lot out of a nighttime crack-up, too. For the youngest kiddos, the illustrations are a big part of the humor in books. But as your little one gets old enough to listen to cha.... read more
My daughter has been using a computer since she was very young. We are big technology freaks in our house. She's learned to be quite self sufficient with a mouse and navigates her way around the desktop with ease. Children feel empowered when they can print out a picture they .... read more
"I asked my daughter to pick up her shoes. She replied, 'Why don't you. You're the mother.' I couldn't believe it. Why would she be so disrespectful? Even more important, what should I do about it? I can't just let her get away with that, but the more I punish her, the worse i.... read more
Today I have a house full of kids. There are two four-year-old girls downstairs on a break from the big girls, who are upstairs. I've let the little girls downstairs turn on Zoboomafoo, their pick over Phineas and Ferb, SpongeBob and Toot & Puddle. As a mom, I prefer Sprout an.... read more
Isn't hearing your children laugh the most exquisite sound? There is no polite hand covering mouth to hide the face that is contorted by laughter. It is so genuine and pure. I love it. Now that my kids are getting older, it is amazing to see them understand humor that is more .... read more
Kids can’t do without silliness. They need it and crave it and will find it wherever they can: in crazy jokes, hokey dancing, strange pictures, and wild behavior of every kind. So let’s be sure they find it on their bookshelves as well!Silly poems can show preschoolers t.... read more
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