October 31, 2012

OCUSoft Product Review

OCUSoft Website: here

Also available at Walgreens stores.

October 9, 2012

Good Time to Buy Dress-Up Box Accessories/Costumes

October and November is the best time to stock up on dress-up box accessories or costumes! I couldn't resist picking up some fun things at our local grocery store. Everything was $1-$2 and we can use it for years to come! Not only can you use Halloween accessories for Halloween, but all year long for your childrens' dress-up box and pretend time. Kids love dressing up, even if the items are small things like sun glasses or wigs or hats. Target and Walmart and the Dollar Store are also great places to find these sorts of accessories. I'm not willing to spend more than $5 on these types of items, so I usually go to stores the day AFTER Halloween, on November 1st, when EVERYTHING Halloween-related is discounted deeply. This is a great time to get Halloween costumes for the next year when they are deeply discounted. It's also a great time to buy Halloween costumes for your dress-up box for your children to play with. What kinds of things have you found this time of year?

October 1, 2012

Favorite Halloween Books for Children

We love pulling out our Halloween books. I keep them stored away with our Halloween and Fall decorations so that we don't look at them through out the year. This makes it more fun every Fall when we get to read these books again, they seem like new every year! 

I don't like to spend a lot of money on books, especially children's board books. We usually get ours through Amazon.com in "good used condition" for under $5 or we find them at second-hand stores. Or I've actually bought a few at the Target Dollar section as well!

Here are links to the books mentioned in this video:
-"Who's There on Halloween?" here
-"Who Said Boo?" here
-DK "Touch and Feel Halloween" here
-"What is Halloween?" here and Michelle Adams other "What is...." holiday books: here
-DK "My First Halloween Board Book" here
-Peanuts "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" here
-DK Halloween shaped board book here
-"So Many Monsters" from Target Dollar section this year
-"One, Two...Boo!" here
-"Little Pumpkin Girl" from Target Dollar section last year
-"Five Little Pumpkins" here
-"Ghoulish Gang" from Target Dollar section this year

Here is a GREAT list of other fun Halloween Board Books for little ones: HERE

Please comment below and tell me what your favorite Halloween or Fall activities to do with your children are!
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