LEGO Convention and Event Guide

If you have a LEGO fan (or fanatic!) in your house you need to bring them to a LEGO event. They will love it! This guide has LEGO Convention and Event locations across the US and what you can to do make your trip an awesome one all in one handy spot.

Have you ever taken your kids to a LEGO event? If they like LEGO, and I am guessing they do since you are reading this, you definitely should consider going. We have all the info you need below. These events are great for kids. They are all a bit different so you will want to […]

Best Books for Boys: Musical Stories

Musical stories are a wonderful way to share a book and a new music style with your kids. Engaging stories that they will really enjoy. BONUS: Free ways to make your own music online.

Music!  We love music and for Poppins Book Nook this month we are taking a look at composers. This collection is part of our best books for boys series. We pulled together resources to help children appreciate music through some wonderful musical stories. My husband is a musician who plays many instruments, and he is a […]

Minecraft Perler Bead Pattern: Steve

Make a Minecraft Steve! Part of a series of perler bead patterns for Minecraft lovers.

We have been busy playing around with perler beads again. Sticking with our Minecraft Perler Bead Pattern series, today we have Steve. You can’t really have a series on Minecraft without including Steve, now can you? My son designed this to share with all of you. He looked at a picture of Steve and went […]

NOT Back to School Tech Gear Guide for Homeschool Boys

Homeschool boys need back to school tech gear too! Get them learning with these cool tech devices that they will go crazy for. Most certainly NOT your typical back to school guide.

Homeschool boys need totally cool, not back to school tech gear to help them learn! We rounded up some very neat tech learning items that you totally have to check out. Just because a boy is not going “back to school” doesn’t mean we shouldn’t think about some awesome gear to make his learning this […]

Rockin’ Book Series for Boys 7 – 9

Need books for your 7 - 9 year old boys that totally rock? We found 9 book series for boys that will get them turning pages so fast you won't believe your eyes.

Boys don’t just want to read any old book. They want to read books that rock! You know, the really good ones that they can’t put down and totally have to tell their friends about. As you may already know we are big fans of book series and love to plow through a whole series […]

What To Do If Your Boy Hates Reading

Has your boy said "I hate reading!"? If so, now is the time to take action. The U.S. Department of Education reading tests for the last 30 years show boys scoring worse than girls in every age group, every year. Use these tips to improve the situation and help your boy move toward a new relationship with reading. Don’t delay.

I hear it a lot. “My boy hates reading. I get him a lot of books but he doesn’t like any of them.” Well, that doesn’t mean he hates to read.  But let’s take a look at reading and what we can do to help boys who say they hate it. I will share exactly what […]

A Dozen Spectacular Book Series Boys 9 – 12 Will Love

Looking for series books for 9 - 12 year old boys? This list has some really good books to get (and keep) your boys reading. One dozen exciting series they are sure to enjoy.

I was keen to find some series books that boys would really like reading. So I went on a search. I ended up making such a huge list that I had to break it up by age groups. You and your boys are really going to like the selections. You will find everything from the oh-so-famous Harry Potter, […]

It’s the Minions! Fun Ways to Learn – Minion Style

Do your kids love Minions? Try these 9 super fun learning activities that feature the little yellow fellows. Learning is always fun. Add Minions and you and your kids will have a blast.

The Minions are so hot right now and with the new movie coming out I thought it might be fun to round up some ways to learn with those cute yellow fellows. Learning with Minions!  Who knew, right?  But there are actually some super fun activities that you can try that all have a learning […]