Blog Review is a simple-to-navigate and fun-filled site full of creative ideas and activities to connect with children. Alissa, the author of the blog, is a homeschooling mother of three.  Alissa has put together great articles and online resources for parents and caregivers about:

  • engaging activities for children,
  • managing emotions,
  • reconnecting
  • and so much more.

A few of my favorites were her posts on:

Most of this blog seems focused on parenting, but the activities and articles presented are relevant to anyone caring for children. Many of these articles could also be printed out and given to parents as handouts. has regular giveaways and is continunally updated.  Currently there is a great series of postings with a new Christmas/winter themed activity every day. You can also connect with her via facebook, pinterest and twitter. 

I give this site four stars out of five! 


Summer Langille, M.A, Early Childhood Education Specializing 0-8 Years

Summer has been working with children for almost 15 years. The oldest of four she’s always seen herself as a caregiver. She started off caring for children as a nanny for many years. She received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in birth to age eight from Long Beach State. She’s worked with infants all the way up to elementary aged children in center-based care, private school care, home-based care, back-up care and afterschool care. She was a lead teacher for an infant program and more recently a two year old/preschool program. She even had a brief stint as a brownie girl scout troop leader. She’s passionate about quality care for children and thinks the environment plays a large role in how a child learns effectively. She loves art, blocks, music, fairy gardens and picture books and wants all caregivers of children to know how important their job is to the children they care for. Summer is currently home with her baby, navigating this new role as Mama. She blogs about her family at