Igniting Young Minds

Igniting Young Minds2022-10-28T12:33:14-07:00

Books About Inspiring Women


If you're looking for books for your daughter try a few of these books about inspiring women out. They're educational and sure to inspire your little one. Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor By Emily Arnold McCully Margaret E. Knight has been called "the most famous 19th-century woman inventor" In this book we learn about stories of invention and about a woman who stood up for herself and learns from her mistakes. [...]

Cheesecake Cookie Cups

What to Eat|

These delicious Cheesecake Cookie Cups are so very simple to make and taste so yummy -- just our kind of recipe! We love how this dessert is prepared in individual cupcake liners!  And our other favorite part -- the chocolate chip cookie crust!! Look at the cookie crust! YUM! Here’s a brief visual explanation of the recipe: Use refrigerated prepared cookie dough to make the crust. Just pop the cookie dough "squares" [...]

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

What to Eat|

Blueberry muffins are so comforting and kids love them. Blueberries are that compromise between fruit and chocolate chips. They're just sweet enough to be delicious yet they're fruit! Packed with antioxidants - and they make great finger paint and stain clothing! I'm off topic now, but, gluten free blueberry muffins taste exactly the same - just without all that gluten! So whether you or your child has a gluten intolerance they can still enjoy a [...]

Gluten Free Granola Bars

What to Eat|

These gluten free granola bars are no-bake and really pack a punch. They're an easy breakfast or snack, loaded with protein and a great snack for the entire family. This recipe can be adapted easily for those who follow a vegan diet. Additionally, you can be tailor your granola bars to what you prefer with the addition of dried fruit or chocolate chips for those with a sweet tooth. The gluten free granola bars can [...]

3 Easy Crafts with Recycled Materials: Bottles

What to Make|

Crafts with recycled materials are not only super easy, but you can really make something beautiful and they're incredibly easy on your wallet. You've eyed that giant bag of recycling and thought "what a waste" and then you've had the thought "I should save these mustard container" because it looks useful, it has a squeeze top, it's an offensive shade of yellow... The problem with saving some things is that you know they're useful and [...]

Rainbow Cakes!

What to Eat|

Creates some yummy and colorful cakes! Ingredients: 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/4 cups milk Food coloring 8 1/2 pint jars Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Spray jars with nonstick cooking spray Cream butter and then pour in sugar Add 2 eggs Add vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, flour [...]

Imaginative Play

Your Daily Zen|

Imaginative (or dramatic) play is so important – children learn so much by imagining and playing! Imaginative play builds thinking, social, and language skills among other things. Does building forts out of couch cushions sound familiar? Playing restaurant or store? Please share some of your children’s favorite ideas of imaginative play!

Latest Trend: Rainbow Loom Bracelets

Trends, What to Make|

Remember friendship bracelets? All of those spools of embroidery thread? Making the Chinese Staircase or the Diamond (full disclosure: I could never quite get the diamond quite right) You would knot your strings and pin it to your pants so you could work on your creation anywhere, and had holes in most of the knees of your jeans... Those were the days! It seems that there's a new trend for boys and girls aged 8-12: [...]

3 Creative Growth Charts

I Want That|

When I was little, my parents tracked my height on the wall in our kitchen. Little pencil marks are notched up the wall, keeping track of my growth over the years. It was always so exciting to see how much I'd grown. But there are so many more fun options available nowadays that make tracking your child's growth easier and creates a lovely keepsake when he or she is all grown up. Here are 3 [...]

My Best Cursive Handwriting Workbook: Practice Your Cursive Letter Tracing at Home or in the Classroom


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