Uno Flip

What is it: Uno Flip (technically “UNO Flip!™”, but I get annoyed by products with exclamation points in their names) is basically the classic card game Uno, but with an additional deck of card faces printed on the back sides and an additional “flip” card that, when played, means everyone needs to literally turn their… Continue reading Uno Flip

epic!

What is it: Epic is a digital library for kids. It has books for all ages, audiobooks, and read-along picture books. Who is it for: Epic is for all kids, those who are learning to read, those who may not like reading, and kids who do like reading and want access to a library of… Continue reading epic!

Wide Open School

What is it: Wide Open School is a free, ad-free, very comprehensive set of lesson plans for all ages, gathered from 75 different educational websites such as Khan Academy, TedED, YouTube, Google Arts & Culture and many others. The lesson plans change every day, including weekends, and are available up to two weeks in advance,… Continue reading Wide Open School

Judy Blume Fudge Series

What is it: The Fudge Series is a collection of four books written by Judy Blume between 1972 and 2002 about a relationship between 9-year-old Peter and his little 2-year-old brother Farley “Fudge” Hatcher. The first in the series, “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” was published in 1972. This focused on Peter’s experience in… Continue reading Judy Blume Fudge Series

Sorry!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry!_(game)#/media/File:Sorry_diamond_edit.jpg What is it: Sorry! is a classic board game based on the ancient Indian game of parcheesi. Two to four players move colored tokens around a board, trying to be the first to get all of their tokens to the “home” base. Who is it for: The game is marketed for kids 6 and… Continue reading Sorry!

Charlie Bumpers

What is it: Charlie Bumpers is a series of chapter books about a 4th grader and his problems at school. There are audiobook versions of the stories, read by the author, that are fun to listen to in the car. BOOK 1 Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year BOOK 2 Charlie Bumpers vs.… Continue reading Charlie Bumpers

Caspar Babypants

What is it If you ever wanted to hear the band The Presidents of the United States of America play Beatles covers and nursery rhymes, then have I got the band for you. Chris Ballew, the lead singer and basitarist of P.U.S.A. has a side gig as Caspar Babypants and has put out eleven albums… Continue reading Caspar Babypants

Good Eats

What is it Good Eats was and is a half-hour cooking show hosted by Alton Brown on the Food Network. Good Eats distinguishes itself from other cooking shows in 2 ways. The video editing and styling is very modern compared to the static camera typical of traditional cooking shows. In Good Eats, the camera is… Continue reading Good Eats

Prodigy math game

What is it Prodigy is an online game that relies on math to engage in battles with fantasy creatures. The game is a MORPG (multiplayer online role-playing game) and there is a limited social element where players can interact with other players. The game is free but the user is occasionally bombarded with in-game ads… Continue reading Prodigy math game

Children Just Like Me

What is it Children Just Like Me is a book with profiles of children from around the world. Each profile includes a photo of the child (typically aged between 7 and 10) and family, a description of where they live, what they eat, how they play, and what they learn in school. It’s a fun,… Continue reading Children Just Like Me