Articles & Reviews
Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow is an iconic brand associated with well-known actor and children's advocate, LeVar Burton. RRKidz is the digital multimedia company behind the re-launch of his beloved Reading Rainbow brand. They have recently invited professionals to join them in their campaign to promote early reading with an invitation to share guest blogs that inspire a love of reading for children.

Reading Rainbow Special Guest Post - By Laurie Monopoli, Child Development Specialist for The Learning Station. “We know that reading is the foundation for all learning.  Therefore, as concerned parents we want our children to learn how to read and develop a love of literature.  What if learning to read was as much fun for children as playing with their toys and as exciting as a trip to an amusement park?”

Read the complete article:  “Fostering a Lifelong Love of Reading: Though Music, Multisensory Activities and Technology!”

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From Espie Estrella, Guide to Music Education at "Music is all around us; it touches everyone regardless of culture and age. As your guide to music education, it is my goal to introduce you to topics relating to music. From music history to types of musical instruments and other relevant subjects, I hope this web site will be of help to you. Nobody is too young or too old for music, that's why I wish you the inspiration to pursue your musical dream."


Kidz Music  -

John Wood is the music reviewer for eight regional parenting magazines. He brings more than 30 years of expertise to his reviews of music for children (birth to age 12).  He co-created and performed more than 7,000 shows with the popular children's entertainment group J.P. Nightingale, and is the founder of  He is greatly admired by parents and educators for his devoted musical guidance and pursuit of quality children's music.

Kid's Country Song & Dance at

Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media -
Common Sense Media is a national organization led by concerned parents and individuals with experience in child advocacy, public policy, education, media and entertainment. The members of their staff, Boards of Directors, and Advisors represent leading research, academic and policy institutions as well as the business community. Their members have a broad range of views and backgrounds, but they all share a passion for media and for kids. Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.
Common Sense Media
Kids Country Song and Dance

TD Monthly
One Bored Mommy -
This blog was inspired by a bored stay at home mommy of four kids. It's intent is to give other stay at home mommies or anyone for that matter helpful advice, reviews of products that might be helpful with their parenting and everyday life and just plain general information about daily struggles of being a mommy!
One Bored Mommy
Learning Station

TD Monthly
TD Monthly -
TDmonthly Magazine™ is an online magazine that reports on trends and helps retailers get the information they need about new toys, crafts and hobbies. Their goal is to alert independent retailers to the latest and greatest toys to hit the market.
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School Library Journal
School Library Journal -
School Library Journal is a monthly publication with articles and reviews for school and public librarians who work with young people.

Midwest Book Review
Midwest Book Review -
Midwest Book Review hosts monthly book review for public use, as well as articles of advice, tips, tricks, and techniques for writers and publishers. The Bookwatch is a monthly library newsletter of book and audio reviews generated by the editorial staff for titles in all genres and categories, as highly recommended for the general public.

Kid's Country Song & Dance review
TLS reviews from the Midwest Book Review
Brain Boogie Boosters review
You Can Dance review

Kids' Music that Rocks -
TLS article at Kids Music that Rocks
Brain Boogie Boosters