About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

Worthwhile Reads, Lovely Things

ash tree seeds | Worthwhile Reads, Lovely Things | SimpleKids.net

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Welcome to my new readers and to those of you returning to this space! It’s a pleasure to have you here and I’m happy to share some of the things that I have found lovely and worthwhile lately. You might notice that a central theme in my life and likes lately is organizing and decluttering. I guess the spring cleaning bug hit me better late than never (or, at least reading about it did).

First though, I want to mention that if you’re reading this on Friday, the Big Tractors book and toy giveaway still has a few hours left, so head here to leave a comment and enter if you’ve got a farm fan at your house.

Now, let’s get right to some more good stuff! Here are this week’s worthwhile reads and lovely things …

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Giveaway: Big Tractors book + toy

win a copy of Big Tractors plus a CASE toy | SimpleKids.netThe kids and I were very excited to receive a package a few weeks ago. Inside we found author and illustrator Holly Dufek’s latest in her series of books for young tractor fans, Big Tractors.

Note: we received a review copy, but we are not being financially compensated for hosting this giveaway and all opinions are my own.  I did include an Amazon affiliate link at the bottom of this post if you’d like to purchase your own copy of Big Tractors and help support this page. Thanks!

This is a neat book for little tractor and farm fans and was developed by an author with nearly fifteen years of experience writing with and working for educational curriculum publishers.

The content in the book is bright, colorful, and was developed to show how the biggest, most powerful tractors can handle the demanding jobs they must do on the farm.

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Discover + Play + Engage + Learn {Summer Bundle Special}

Discover Play Engage Learn | Hands On As We Grow ebooks | SimpleKids.net

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a special deal with you as an affiliate (which means I do receive a portion of the sales from these ebooks – thank you) and as a mama who appreciates engaging, fun, enriching learning activity plans for the toddler and preschool age set.

Jamie, of the popular website Hands On as We Grow (I bet your know her wonderful website for parents, right?) has developed 5 weekly plans of activities for each one year olds, two year olds, and preschoolers (plus a learning one too!) There are four eBooks of 5 weekly plans of activities each that are perfect for ages one through preschoolers. Fun ways to get the kids moving, work on fine motor, do arts and craft projects and have fun as a family! Each weekly plan includes a handy supply list and activities broken down to know exactly what to do in a simple sentence or two.

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