3 Parent Fails
What is my biggest parent fail moment? Well . . . my kids will never let me live it down; they never pass up the opportunity to tell the story of how I messed up their favorite lunch – homemade dumplings! We were all hungry by the time I loaded each bowl with piping hot stew and topped it off with a king-size, homemade fluffy dumpling. That lunch, however, the dumplings looked much better than they tasted. I had accidentally put baking soda in instead of baking powder, which gave them a rotten egg taste. Yucky! Needless to say, we decided to pitch the dumplings and walk down to the pizzeria.
Lesson #1: Baking powder and baking soda are NOT interchangeable.
“We left for the ballgame tonight and when I got to the school I had a text from this kid that said, ‘Where are you?’
It was then that I realized I forgot him. He walked home from my mother’s house and no one was home. He’s still mad at me.” -Colleen Hoover, Facebook
Lesson #2: Count your kids before leaving the house . . . well before leaving anywhere!
Lesson #3: Do I even need to say it? Always supervise children when coloring with markers!!!
3 New Deals
Boogie Board Electronic Note-Taker
Who it’s for: Teachers, Students, any Note-Takers
Why buy: Go paperless! This note-taking device will help you save on paper. Save hundreds of pages to memory, transfer files to a computer, tablet or smartphone, share messages with Evernote, or collaborate on the big screen instantly and wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Best-Selling Crystal Explosion Science Kit
Who’s it for: Ages 5+
Why buy: This experiment shows results as soon as several hours after students mix their own “Crystalizer™ Solution” and pop it in the refrigerator. In 24 hours or less, their cups will be full of beautiful needle-like crystals! Includes two more captivating experiments, the last of which grows an amazing mega crystal. Enough materials are included to repeat each experiment, leaving plenty of room for exploration.
LeapPad3 Learning Tablet
Why buy: Built kid-tough, LeapPad3 provides a safe and engaging experience for kids to explore kid-safe. Web content with access to a library of 1000+ age-appropriate games, apps, eBooks, and videos.
3 New Freebies
FREE Spring Freebie Bundle ($100 Value!)
Who’s it for: Pre-K to 8th Grade, Homeschoolers, Teachers
Concepts covered: Math, Science, Writing, Reading, Social Studies, History
FREE Field Trip Reflection Notebook
Who’s it for: Homeschoolers & Teachers, Kindergarten to 3rd Grade
Concepts covered: Handwriting, following directions, drawing
FREE Toca Boca Town App
Who’s it for: Ages 3+
Concepts covered: Real-life scenarios like shopping, cooking, friendships, exploration, creativity, make-believe, using a map, reading, listening