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RippleReader: eBooks You Can Personalize

Narrate Your Own eBooks for Your Kids

I know that I post a lot on literacy and how to get reluctant readers reading. I believe that we (all of us) need to unlock a love of reading in every child!   One idea that comes up again and again from literacy experts is to use Books on Tape.  RippleReader read one of my posts on literacy and sent me information plus a free RippleReader microphone so that I could test out their site. Read more…

Top 10: Apps to Make You Awesome in College

Best Apps for College Students

College kids, here are ten apps to help you be smarter and more efficient with your studies so there’s more time for dollar drafts, creating the next Facebook, three dollar tequila shots or whatever it is you do for fun. Read more…

FREE Test Prep ebooks from Kaplan

Free eBooks for Test Prep

I found this from BooksOnTheKnob. Apple and Kaplan have teamed up to give away iPad ebooks from Kaplan through iTunes iBookstore.   Read more…

Top 10: Reasons Why I Love My Android

Why Androids are Better than iPhones

I am the last person to adopt new technology which is why when I was talking to a Mom Friend about blogging she said that the thing that struck her the most was that I was actually blogging which impressed her because she knew that  I had not a shred of technical ability. I have a Harvard Professor Mom Friend who is just the opposite.  She just got an Android, right from the get-go.  She loves it but  I am in no hurry to try it.  But if you are thinking of getting an Android, Valerie P from TuesBlog just posted on 10 Reasons Why I love My Android.  I hope this is helpful to you new technology adopters!  More power to you!  (And I’ll be bugging you in time to have you explain how to use my Android.  When I get one.  In, say, 2015.) Read more…

Back to School Online Sales for School Clothes

 Online Back to School Clothes Sales for Kids

I am scrambling as I type to crank out some Back to School Shopping online and on sale! Read more…

Train Themed Word Problem Math App for Kids

Best Word Problem Math App for Kids

I am a huge fan of word problems.  I love how it combines literacy with math.  I love how it’s a puzzle in words that you must solve with a number sentence.  I love how it trains the brain to decode words into numbers and vice versa.  I love that it’s difficult. — this is not a rote operation, one must think to solve a problem.  That being said, word problems are challenging! (and fun!) Read more…

Mother’s Day Gift: Chocolate Purses from Fancy Nancy Candy

Handmade Chocolates for Moms by a Mom

My friend’s wife makes this amazing handmade-to-order chocolates at Fancy Nancy Candy. These adorable and delicious chocolate purses make the perfect Mother’s Day gift! They are $15 for a box of 3 and $25 for a box of 6. They also make great individual party favors! She can actually do almost any item in chocolate from customizable bars of chocolate with a corporate logo, to other shapes that might be perfect for wedding or baby showers. Read more…

Dr. Seuss: Perfect Graduation Present for $10

Dr. Seuss Book Set Makes Perfect Graduation Present

When I graduated from High School (and college for that matter), my parents were excited to send out lots of graduation announcements to everyone they knew. I ended up with an array of gifts including lots of pens. I’m not sure what new graduates need or want these days. With their laptops and online notes, they may…gasp!..not even need to take notes at class or even attend class. So when I came across this, I thought this might be the perfect small gift for someone newly graduated to say congratulations and enjoy the journey! Read more…