The Best of Books and Giggles

Books and Giggles is full of screen-free, educational and fun activities for kids. Sometimes you also find parenting insights and tips. Today we’re recapping the top five non-seasonal posts of the year, all in one place.
These top 5 posts include practical parenting tips, educational activities, and more

The most popular post by far was 10 Instant Fun Car Trip Activities Your Kids Will Love These are ideas that you don’t need any prep for. If the kids are bored or acting up while you’re driving around town, you can distract them with one of these games. They’re also good to have in mind on longer road trips.
These top 5 posts include practical parenting tips, educational activities, and more
Another reader favorite was an idea that can help you solve power struggles over clothes. Make a simple weather doll to show your toddler or young preschooler what clothing is appropriate for the weather that day. The post has instructions and a printable template. 
These top 5 posts include practical parenting tips, educational activities, and more

 

The top parenting post on Books and Giggles was a heartfelt one. In The Best Secret Reason to be a Stay-at-Home Mom I wrote about why I chose to leave my profession and be a stay-at-home mom. It resonated with a lot of readers.
These top 5 posts include practical parenting tips, educational activities, and more
Perhaps surprisingly, the top educational activity of the year was ABC Cards: Montessori Inspired Multisensory Learning. I don’t write a lot of Montessori content, but my kids all attended Montessori preschool. This idea was a solution to Liam’s dislike of sandpaper letters. 
These top 5 posts include practical parenting tips, educational activities, and more

Finally, for everyone who has a love-hate relationship with reading aloud, there’s How to Pick Children’s Books You’ll Adore As Much As They Do.

 

These top 5 posts include practical parenting tips, educational activities, and more

To see even more top ideas from 2015, you may like explore the crafts, education, and parenting posts linked up below.

The best crafts, education, and parenting blog posts of 2015

Crafts

 

 

Education

 

Parenting

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