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Jessica Petersen
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Author/illustrator of OLD TRACKS, NEW TRICKS, and the creator of Play Trains!
Author/illustrator of OLD TRACKS, NEW TRICKS, and the creator of Play Trains!

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KIRKUS REVIEW'S REVIEW OF OLD TRACKS, NEW TRICKS

Very grateful to Kirkus Reviews for their wonderful review of my picture book, OLD TRACKS, NEW TRICKS!

#bookreview   #childrensbooks   #kids   #trains   #woodentrains  
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Best Train Tables

http://play-trains.com/best-wooden-train-tables/

Our list of the best train tables for kids has helped many parents find the right train table for their toddlers and preschoolers!

#traintable #besttraintable #woodentraintable

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KID-SAFE Two-Color Oil & Water Discovery Bottles

http://play-trains.com/two-color-oil-and-water-discovery-bottles/

This is a kid-safe and taste-safe way to make vibrantly colored oil and water discovery bottles. This is one of our favorite science activities for kids, and it really was this bright and colorful in person!

#scienceactivitiesforkids #oilandwaterdiscoverybottles #discoverybottles #scienceactivities
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Thomas the Tank Engine Candy Cane Ornament

http://play-trains.com/painting-with-trains-thomas-candy-cane-ornament/

This is a fun way to make an ornament with your little engineer! Both the colors and the method of painting the ornament are inspired by Thomas, but the end product doesn't shout "Thomas", so even once a child's interest fades, this ornament should be welcome on the tree as a subtle but meaningful reminder of years past.

Don't miss our tips for painting with trains, both in general and specifically at a paint-your-own-pottery place! I'll be posting another project we made while we were there tomorrow, along with more tips for making it a successful experience, so make sure to read that one when it's up, too.

This post is part of the 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas series, hosted by +Melissa Klinker. This year, the theme is Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Children's Books. So of course we had to do the original Thomas books! Make sure to check out the links to other ornaments at the bottom of the post. 70+ bloggers are posting book-inspired ornaments over the next ten days, and I can't wait to see them all!

#kidmadeornaments   #kidmadechristmas   #thomasandfriends   #thomasthetankengine   #trains   #kbn   #christmas  
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So excited to be a part of this fun series hosted by +Melissa Klinker! This year, the theme is kid-made ornaments inspired by children's books. I can't wait to see them all!
THE FUN STARTS TOMORROW!!

Our annual Kid-Made Christmas Series - featuring 10 days of 70+ bloggers - all with kid-made Christmas ornaments - all inspired by children's books!!

http://www.mamamiss.com/…/…/10-days-of-a-kid-made-christmas/

pin it: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/217439488234954053/
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Big Ticket Train Gifts for Kids

http://play-trains.com/big-ticket-train-gifts-for-kids/

Our recommendations for that big present under the tree for kids who love trains! These ideas make great birthday gifts as well, and there's something for every age, from toddlers to teens.

#giftguide   #giftideasforkids   #kbn   #trains   #thomasandfriends   #giftsforkids  
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I'm so excited to be participating in this awesome collection of 75+ Gift Guides for Kids! We've already found something new for my son's wish list that he thinks is really cool.
Gifts for Kids -
I'm teaming up with 75 other moms today to bring you an awesome collection of Gift Guides for Kids! This is something for everyone!

http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/gift-guides-for-kids

Just a few of the awesome moms include +Megan Sheakoski +Carolyn Elbert +Kara Carrero +Jodie Rodriguez +Natalie PlanetSmartyPants +Nicolette Roux +MaryAnne Mamasmilesblog +Dayna Abraham +Jennifer Fischer +Giselle Shardlow +Blayne Burke +Anna Geiger +Where Imagination Grows +Kimberly Huff +Julie Kirkwood +Jessica Petersen +Jen Farr +Leanna Alldonemonkey +Ticia M  +Isil Simsek  and many, many more!

#giftsforkids   #giftguides  
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We've been watching a "pet" spider in the window above the kitchen sink for the last month, so these spider books for kids from +Fantastic Fun and Learning would be a great way to build on our observations!
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Love this adorable mini pumpkin spider craft from +Chelsey Marashian!
Halloween Craft for Kids: Spiders Made from Mini Pumpkins
http://buggyandbuddy.com/halloween-crafts-kids-spider-pumpkins/
My preschooler and first grader both loved making these cute little pumpkin spiders! #kbn   #ece   #halloweencraftsforkids   #pumpkincrafts   #craftsforkids  
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Our latest series of videos -- perfect for young LEGO fans!
LEGO Mixels Series 3 Time Lapse Building Videos with Fun Stop Motion Nixel Attacks!

LEGO Mixels Series 3 Time Lapse Builds with Fun Stop Motion Nixel Attacks!

Here's a super fun series of videos for kids who love LEGO Mixels! Kids get to pick which Mixel from the new Series 3 tribes that they want to see built by my four-year-old. But the Nixels keep trying to steal his pieces before he can finish building each Mixel! Who will scare the Nixels away each time? Watch to find out!

#lego   #legomixels   #mixels   #legostopmotion   #stopmotionanimation   #timelapsevideo   #kbn   #videosforkids  
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