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  • Fire Prevention Day – Free Coloring Sheet!

    October 9, 2013

    Today, Fire Prevention Day, is a great opportunity to talk with your children about how to prevent fires and be safe from a fire, whether at home, school or in public. Start the conversation...

  • Easy & Fun Fall Children’s Crafts

    October 1, 2013

    We’ve been seeing a ton of social updates about pumpkin lattes, hearty stews and the changing color of leaves… It’s definitely fall! It’s obvious we’re not the only ones loving everything that comes along...

  • What Do You Call A Dinosaur That Never Gives Up? Dino Jokes for Kids.

    September 24, 2013

    This August Silver Dolphin Books release two new books on one of our favorite subjects: Dinosaurs! Nature Trails: Dinosaurs and Jigsaw Journey: Dinosaurs can be found wherever books are sold. In recognition of these...

  • Celebrating New PLAY-DOH Halloween Kit With Free Desktop Wallpaper and Party Printables!

    September 16, 2013

    Does your child already have their Halloween costume picked out? If so, then they may be as excited about the season as we are! We have the perfect way to add a fun, interactive...

  • Join us and iHomeSchool Network for a Twitter Party!

    September 10, 2013

    This fall we’re celebrating the release of our new PLAY-DOH Let’s Create Letters & Shapes kits with a Twitter party! Early learning concepts and sensory play are an important part of early education, and...

  • Free Back-To-School Desktop Wallpaper!

    August 21, 2013

    Are you (or even your children) rejoicing over the impeding back-to-school season? We are certainly excited, and wanted to share this fun Back-to-School desktop wallpaper!  This back-to-school desktop wallpaper features some of our favorite...

  • A Few Things to Play on Rainy Summer Days!

    August 13, 2013

    We will admit, being based in San Diego we do see a lot of rainy summer days. But from the look of statuses and updates from our friends and fans, we’re in the minority....

  • Best Way to Learn About Sharks? BUILD ONE!

    August 7, 2013

    As Shark Week continues, both parents and their kids are learning more and more about these majestic creatures eat, swim and hunt. But as we all know, the best way for kids to really...

  • Even {Silver} Dolphins Like Sharks!

    August 6, 2013

    All across social media this week, people are going crazy over Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. This week-long shark fest of programming was originally developed to raise awareness and respect for sharks and is now the longest...

  • Poolside Fun from Silver Dolphin

    July 10, 2013

    Summer time is the best time for your kids to get out all their anxious energy outdoors, and they especially love a dip in the pool! We pulled together some new ideas for poolside...

  • Fourth of July Fun from Silver Dolphin

    July 2, 2013

    We can’t believe Independence Day is almost here! Hopefully you’re in for a long, relaxing weekend with family. If so, here are some fun Fourth of July ideas for you and your little ones: This...

  • Summer is Here! Summer Vacation Must-Haves

    June 24, 2013
    Summer is the perfect time for family vacations – uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, and siblings descend upon a beach cottage or lake house and spend a week enjoying lazy days together. Most adults remember the days of bringing a book on vacation as their entertainment... Now, we see kids everywhere flip through tablet devices with ease. Though times have changed, the sentiment remains the same. The long, summer days gives families a chance to spend time together, create memories and reconnect. We pulled together some of our must-haves to take with us on family vacations:
    • Digital camera or camera phone - Photo opps abound on summer vacation! We love the suggestions from Craftionary – including taking a picture of your kids holding up what ages they are or making funny shadow faces:
    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Funny Faces on the Beach[/caption]
    • Use an old shower curtain ring to attach your keys to your beach bag
    • We love this beach bag with a mesh opening on the bottom so you can shake the sand out (Genius!)
    • Waterproof/Sand-proof protective case for your e-Reader or tablet 
    • Click here for some excellent beach-friendly reading recommendations from Silver Dolphin Books
    What are some of your must-haves for your beach bag or family vacations? Leave a comment below! Happy vacationing! -Silver Dolphin Books  
  • Summer at the Beach! 4 Great Sea Animal Activity Books For Your Summer Vacation

    June 19, 2013

    For many of us summer time means beach time. Whether you are lucky enough to live by a coast – or lucky enough to take a vacation to one – we have the perfect...

  • Remembering Father’s Day

    June 13, 2013

    Father’s Day is THIS Sunday and we wanted to share some fun, crafty ideas to help you and your children celebrate! Bacon-flavored Cupcakes Homemade Golf Covers Paper Craft “Dad” Glasses Father’s Day can be...

  • Stamp It Up! Making Dad An “Out of this World” Father’s Day Card

    June 11, 2013

    The Stamps and Doodles collection has always been a popular series; kids love filling the pages with drawings and stamps, but what happens when they’ve filled up the book? How about encourage them to...