Tag Archives: Summer

Candylicious Edible Bubble Review

Candylicious Edible Bubble Review

My five-year-old daughter Ella and I reviewed Candylicious Edible Bubbles yesterday. She was really thrilled to taste and try out the new toy. With summer here, we are always looking for new things to take to play dates. Edible bubbles–I mean what better way to treat your friends to a little ‘Willy Wonka’-like magic? Read More

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: And Back to School We Go

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Summer is waning. Even here in North Carolina, where the hot season tends to linger a little longer than I’d like, we’ve had hints of autumn. My daughter just started preschool, and my son is back to school next week. But they had some great times this summer—we traveled, we relaxed (well, at least they did), and we immersed ourselves in some great books. Read More

Help Your Kids Love Learning With LoveMath

Help Your Kids Love Learning With LoveMath

Over the past several weeks I’ve spoken extensively about the LoveMath online learning system from GeekDad’s latest sponsor, GPA Learn. I’ve explored its robust progress tracker as well as its integrated reward system, but something I’ve only touched on is the effectiveness of the tutorials themselves. Read More

This One Summer: Beauty In Realism

This One Summer is a new graphic novel by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. It is a YA book that transcends the genre into where most adult novelists wish they could go: honest and nuanced characters in that familiar world you forgot to cherish. The details of a summer beach town, and two girls on the brink of teen, may not be your memories, but the yearnings, confusion, and relationships certainly will reveal half-buried reminisces. Read More