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Exploring Our Public Library

Exploring Our Public Library

This past spring I discovered our public library. I knew where it was, but I never went there to visit or see what it was all about in our small town. I really wish I’d gone sooner. However, now is the perfect time since M will be three and we have already outgrown our bookshelf. [...]

TJ’s Favorite Books – Age 6

TJ’s Favorite Books – Age 6

TJ is six and a half and in the same classroom with the first, second, third, and fourth graders at his Montessori school and he is LOVING it (yes, even summer school). He is reading anything and everything he can get his hands on and it’s been amazing to see how the world has become [...]

Ask The Mamas: What Are You Currently Reading?

Ask The Mamas: What Are You Currently Reading?

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, kids, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. Mama Say What?! [...]

Alphabet Writing Activities for Preschoolers (Hands On and Fun!)

Alphabet Writing Activities for Preschoolers (Hands On and Fun!)

I believe the best way to teach a child is to make sure they’re having too much fun to notice they’re learning. For toddlers, playtime is learning time. I’m always looking for toddler activities that are as fun and engaging as they are educational. I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 activities that my [...]

Brody’s Favorite Books – Age 3

Brody’s Favorite Books – Age 3

Our little guy has always been a reader. When he was a baby and I was a SAHM, I would read books to him before every nap and before bed to try to establish a bedtime routine. We’d read in his room, with him on the Boppy Pillow looking at me (or more likely the [...]

DIY Kids Storybook: Paper Wedding Anniversary Gift

DIY Kids Storybook: Paper Wedding Anniversary Gift

Traditionally, the first wedding anniversary is the ‘paper’ anniversary – Gifts are ‘paper’ themed. When my husband and I were approaching our first wedding anniversary, I was pregnant with our first baby. I considered a few different gifts, but wanted to be really creative. I had this idea to create a children’s book of “our [...]

Go-to-Gifts: Quiet Books That Grow with Baby

Go-to-Gifts: Quiet Books That Grow with Baby

One of the things that made me feel very loved during my first pregnancy was receiving packages from generous family members with gifts for our baby. Some were small tokens (like bath toys and washcloths, which we use every day) and several were carefully hand-made with love by my artistically gifted relatives. Hand-crocheted blankets, hand-sewn [...]

Maggie D’s Favorite Children’s Books – Age 17 Months

Maggie D’s Favorite Children’s Books – Age 17 Months

Maggie has loved looking at and playing with books since she could hold them. As an active toddler, it’s rare that she brings me a book and wants to actually sit in my lap or stand nearby while I read it to her, but there are a few books that she frequently wants us to [...]

C’s Favorite Children’s Books- Age 19 Months

C’s Favorite Children’s Books- Age 19 Months

My little girl loves reading. Cuddling up in the rocking chair and reading a few books before bedtime is a favorite part of our daily routine. Now that C is a little bit older, she also loves to “read” to me throughout the day as well. While her favorite book changes every month or so, [...]

Lift and Look Book Review

Lift and Look Book Review

My daughter loves books. She enjoys flipping through them, chewing on them, coloring in them (ugh!), lifting flaps and tearing them off. I think most kids enjoy these things. When we were gifted two Softplay Sesame Street Lift and Look books, she was very into Elmo and very into gumming everything. They were a hit! [...]

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