The “Littlest Inventor” Solves His Sensory Overload!

Mandi Mathis a practicing attorney in Athens, Georgia, mother of two boys, and serves on the Butterfly Dreams Farm Therapeutic Riding Program’s Board of Directors. She was introduced to the world of autism while running through the grocery store at a full sprint with her youngest son, Sawyer, tucked under her arm like a football while he was screaming at the top of his lungs. He was experiencing sensory overload. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and Sensory Processing Disorder. Mandi says that teaching Sawyer how to comfort, … [Read more...]

Mighty Yeti, Mighty Imaginative

We have a strong affinity for families who are creative collaborators (I wonder why?) Jennie and Josh Book are a husband and wife team who are boldly branching out and making their own wonderfully imaginative children's story apps. Jennie is a writer and Josh is a veteran art director who has worked on hit TV series' such as “Bubble Guppies” and “The Penguins of Madagascar” for Nickelodeon, “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” for Disney, and the recent video game Marvel Heroes. Why did you decided to collaborate and open Mighty Yeti, an independent … [Read more...]

Classic Children’s Stories: Twist or Straight Up?

Actress and comedienne, Kathy Kinney is is the storytelling, children’s literacy advocate, Mrs. P. (READ MY INTERVIEW WITH HER HERE). Last week on the "Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog" she shares how Classic children's stories and fairy tales are stories that have proven the test of time and endured generations of retellings. She then goes on to talk about how Geek Club Books' Dorktales are bringing a geekish twist to the classics. For fun, she gives us a choice between her classic retellings and Jonathan and Mr. Redge's goofier versions! (READ … [Read more...]