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  • 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...

  • Affordable Summer Fun Activities for Kids

    June 5, 2013

    It’s June – school’s out or close to being done.  And the worst thing for a parent to hear from their child…”I’m boooored!” (Maybe there are worse phrases, but we’ll leave those to the...

  • Raise a Reader! Reading with your 9-12 year old.

    May 9, 2013

    Today’s post is the final one in our Raise a Reader series, focusing on the 9-12 year old age range. At this age, children are reading on their own and don’t read with their...

  • *WIN* a Copy of Build The Human Body!

    May 7, 2013

    We all know that kids have SO many questions. From “what’s for dinner” to the millions of “whys” and “hows.” According to a recent study, kids ask approximately 300 questions per day! That’s over 108,000...

  • New PLAY-DOH Books by Silver Dolphin!

    May 7, 2013

    When you think of brands you loved growing up, what comes to mind? For many people, the PLAY-DOH brand is one fans recognize. Beloved by millions and a fun, hands-on tool, it can be...

  • Raise a Reader! Reading with your 5-8 year old.

    May 2, 2013

    Welcome to our Raise a Reader blog series! We’ve explored reading with infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and today we discuss reading with your 5-8 year old child. Around age five, children are learning to...

  • Happy World Penguin Day!

    April 25, 2013

    Today is World Penguin Day! A day we celebrate the majestic, flightless bird of the south. While days like like this may seem a little silly, it’s a great way to teach your kids...

  • Raise a Reader! Reading with your 3-4 year old.

    April 25, 2013

    If raising a child who loves to read is important to you, you’re in the right place. At Silver Dolphin, we hope to inspire and encourage families to read together and use books as...

  • Raise a Reader! Reading with your 1-2 year old.

    April 18, 2013

    Welcome to part three of our Raise a Reader blog series! Today we explore reading to toddlers ages 1-2 years old; a really fun age where the child is excited about and understands reading...

  • Raise a Reader! Reading with your 6-12 month old.

    April 11, 2013

    Here at Silver Dolphin, we are thrilled at the recent release of our new Play-Doh brand board books. Bright, engaging photos and content make these the perfect gifts and books for your young child....