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The Sun and The Planets by Patricia Geis [Book Review + Giveaway]

The Sun and The Planets by Patricia Geis
Today’s featured book The Sun and The Planets by Patricia Geis, reviewed by our reader and local mom Yvette, is a very detailed and informative adventure about earth and outer space, with pop-ups, pull-outs, sliders, and foldouts.
By Yvette Fischer on October 18, 2023

Free Children's Books - Live Grow Play Austin “Read and Share” Program


Attention, fellow book enthusiasts, parents, and caregivers of budding bookworms! Is your little one an avid reader or do they simply adore listening to your soothing voice as you read to them?

We are inundated with numerous requests to review children's books, and unfortunately, we can no longer keep up with reviewing all of them ourselves. It pains us to decline authors, as we hold a deep love for books and a strong desire to support the incredible individuals who both educate and entertain our precious little readers.

Recognizing that many of you have young book lovers at home or have experienced this joy in the past, we wanted to gauge your interest in a "Read and Share" program. This program would offer you the opportunity to receive free books in exchange for providing book reviews. Interested? Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on June 27, 2023

How To Make Mealtime Healthy and Fun For Kids

Ahimsa colorful stainless steel dinnerware set for kids


Did you know
 that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), harmful chemicals found in plastic called Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) interfere with children's hormones, growth and brain development?

Did you know that more than 80% of baby and children's feeding products are plastic?

Did you know that by decreasing your child's exposure to these plastic chemicals, the level in their bodies can drop dramatically within just 3 days?

Read on and find out how.

By Birgit Sund on November 16, 2021

My Mummy is a Monster and My Daddy is a Monster by Natalie Reeves Billing [Book Review + Giveaway]


Today's featured books, My Daddy is a Monster/My Kids are Monsters and My Mummy is a Monster/My Children are Monsters by Natalie Reeves Billing and illustrated by Lisa Williams are part of  “The Monstrous Me Collection”. Both books are uniquely engaging and describe one story from two points of view, the children's and the father's and mother's respectively. Once you reach a certain place in the book, you flip the book over and read it again, it’s the same, yet different.   

Who's going to be the monster today, Mom or Dad?

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
By Erin Thompson on October 8, 2020

Perry the Fairy and her Tail by Tsila Glidai [Book Review + Giveaway]

Perry the Fairy and her Tail
Today's featured book Perry the Fairy and her Tail by Tsila Glidai and Illustrator Tamar Efrati  is a charming lesson about acceptance, self- confidence and inclusion told by the sweetest grandmother to her curious granddaughter. This is the first book in a series of Tell Me A Story, Grandma Glee. Children ages 4-8 will enjoy this book as they engage in rhyming sentences on each page and beautifully hand- drawn pictures to compliment every page.
By Laura Schwarcz on September 29, 2020

Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth - Board Game of Minds and Magic! [Review + Giveaway]

Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth

It’s fall, y’all, and what’s better than cozying up at home with the kids and a fun board game on a cold, rainy day? We just got a new board game and we love it: Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth!

Just like in the classic and other versions of Labyrinth, the goal of this game is to be the first to collect all of your treasures by moving walls and open passages of a Labyrinth, and to foil and block your opponents. Better get your thinking hat on!

Read our review and enter for a chance to win your own copy of the game.
By Birgit Sund on September 23, 2020

These Are My Pants by Jane & Katelyn Plank [Book Review + Giveaway]

These are my Pants
We have a new book review! These are my Pants was written by Jane & Katelyn Park and illustrated by Aniqa Ashfaq. This is a cute, colorfully illustrated book about a young squirrel named Sam who learns the importance of sharing. This book is great for 3-6-year olds.

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
By Erin Thompson on August 10, 2020

Three Paws & Three Paws’ New Family by Karen Struck [Book Review + Giveaway]

Three Paws series
We have a new book review! Three Paws & Three Paws’ New Family was written by Karen Struck. With this book series, the author is encouraging children to "dream their life and live it".

The two-part series Three Paws and Three Paws’ New Family feature an Alaskan Grizzly cub named Boots. Boots sustains an injury that leaves him with a bit of a physical challenge. His dream has always been to be an expert salmon catcher, but this injury sets him back on his dream. 

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy. This is a set of 2 books and comes with a cute teddy bear.
By Birgit Sund on July 30, 2020

HydraFacial? Yes, Please!

Self care
So, last year, we were outside enjoying a sunny October afternoon, when my 9-year old said “Mom, you look very old today.” Wait, what did you just say?? “You have a lot of wrinkles.”

Of course I had wrinkles! The sun was shining, so I was squinting. And it was a long and exhausting day. (Not). And — ok, stop. Enough denial. That day I swore that 2020 was going to be a year of more self care and me-love.

My TLC-year started in January with a weekly HIIT and Yoga routine. In mid January I treated myself to a wonderful massage and two weeks ago I had my first-ever HydraFacial at Face to Face Spa at Davenport Village.

Read about my experience and get a $50 off a HydraFacial or a free chemical peel coupon.
By Birgit Sund on March 9, 2020

Pop Pop Airplane How Do You Fly? by Dan Pegram [Book Review + Giveaway]



We have a new book review! Pop Pop Airplane How Do You Fly? was written by Dan Pegram and illustrated by Mike Richardson. This is a fun educational book for beginning readers interested in airplanes and how they work. The rhyming pages and bright, delightful illustrations command attention and keep kids entertained as they turn the pages.  

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
By Julie Bell on December 3, 2019

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