the reading nook

Homeschooling is a challenge. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. It takes a lot of patience and juggling of priorities. In this blog, I’m sharing four fun homeschooling activities that you can do with Smiling Tree’s wooden educational toys!
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I’ve compiled some of the most important components of a nursery and some of the best places to find them from eco-friendly manufacturers. Because it is so important to fill your baby’s nursery with sustainable and safe pieces to help them grow up healthy, balanced, and well-nurtured.

Play is a magical thing, and giving my children the opportunity to imagine, create, and explore is one of my all-time favorite parts of parenthood! When choosing toys for my children, I have always gravitated towards quality, multi-purpose toys.

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Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Kathleen, you’re being a crunchy tree-hugger again!” But hear me out… if you’re tired of staring at all of the battery powered, noisy, flashy, and overly stimulating toys currently scattered across your living room floor, then keep reading.
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As a mom of four, I love kids activities that are easy to set up and can be played independently, while also encouraging sibling bonding, teamwork, and even some healthy competition. Today I'm sharing five of my favorite sibling activities that my children love to play and actually get along with one another while doing so.
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