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28 Mar 2020   ·   0

T-Mobile Customers: Get Unlimited Data and 20 GB Extra Hotspot!

Calling all T-Mobile customers! Check out this hot deal right now!

Right now, T-Mobile is offering customers unlimited data for 60 days (starting from March 13th)!

Plus, you will also receive an additional 20 GB of smartphone mobile hotspot! This will show up as 10 GB per bill cycle for the next 60 days starting from March 20th.

This is automatically applied to your account so you don’t need to do anything to get this offer.

Psst! If you’re a Verizon customer, you’ll get an extra FREE 15 GB of High Speed-Data right now!

28 Mar 2020   ·   0

Free Krispy Kreme Dozen Doughnuts for Healthcare Workers!

Calling all doctors and nurses! You can score a free dozen doughnuts from Krispy Kreme!

Krispy Kreme is offering a free dozen doughnuts to healthcare workers beginning Monday, March 30th, and every subsequent Monday through May 12th!

Simply place your order in the drive-thru and show your employee badge at the window to get your free dozen.

See more Krispy Kreme coupons and rewards here.

Psst! Did you see healthcare workers can also get FREE coffee at Starbucks and possibly FREE Crocs Shoes?!

27 Mar 2020   ·   6

Listening to Audiobooks with Kids 101

Are you interested in listening to audiobooks with your kids as a family? This is a must-read post on all things audiobooks for kids!

Psst! Be sure to check out how I listen to audiobooks for free. And don’t forget that you can get a FREE Audible trial with a bonus audiobook right now, plus Audible is offering free Audible books for kids!

Audiobooks for kids

Guest post from Kelsey of Orchard Reads:

I don’t think many of us would have expected just a few weeks ago that our kids would become homeschoolers indefinitely, but here we are!

Like many parents, you are probably scrambling trying to keep up with school work and entertain your kids and maintain some type of order and balance in this new season. You are probably also overwhelmed with offers for free educational programs, and it’s tricky to know what’s really going to be beneficial to your kids.

If I had one recommendation of a learning activity to add into your daily routine, it would be listening to audiobooks together.

Our family has found that listening to audiobooks has bonded us, educated us, and redeemed many hours my kids might have spent being “bored.”

Kid Listening to Audiobook

Sources for Audiobooks

There are tons of places to find great audiobooks for kids, but here are my three favorites:

Your Local Library

Each library system is different, but our library has an account with an app called Libby. If you download the app on your phone and put in your library card information, you have thousands of audio books at your fingertips that you can listen to wherever you are. One important note: These books sometimes have significant waiting lists. Most books I put on hold have between a 2-10 week wait, but sometimes you can get lucky and find them available immediately.

Once the libraries open up again, they also have a great selection of hard copy CD audio books. If you still have access to a CD player (we listen to these in our van), there are thousands of options to choose from!

Audible

When you sign up for an account with Audible, you’ll automatically get one month free that gives you access to one audiobook and two Audible originals. It does cost $14.95 after the first month, but there’s no requirement to continue.

Audible has TONS of incredible audio books for kids and teens, and if you can swing the monthly fee, it’s definitely the most thorough and readily available collection of audio books you can find anywhere.

HOT Deal: Right now they’re offering a bonus audiobook when you sign up for a free Audible trial — meaning you’ll get TWO free audiobooks plus two Audible originals!!

Audible also just announced that they’re offering FREE Audible books for kids while schools are closed! While it doesn’t have as many titles available, there are still lots of great books to listen to for free, no strings attached!

Librivox

This is an interesting site that offers thousands of free audio books that are read by volunteers from all over the world. They may not have a specific title you are looking for, but it’s worth perusing the catalog to find out.

Book with Headphones

Incorporating Audiobooks Into Your Daily Routine

Listening to audiobooks in the car is one of our favorite things to do, but now that we’re all mostly homebound, we have to transition to listening at home.

Here are some of my best tips for incorporating audiobooks into your daily routine with kids:

Let Your Kids Keep Their Hands Busy

Whether you let them play with blocks, legos, a train set, a drawing pad, play-doh, puzzles, or another toy, keeping little hands and bodies busy while listening to an audiobook always works best for our family. There is often squirming, arguing, and interrupting — but it’s still worth it!

Turn On Audiobooks When Your Kids Ask for TV

There is NO judgment on my part for letting your kids watch TV (ours are watching a movie as I write!), but we all know that sometimes we really do need to limit the screen time. Listening to audiobooks is actually incredibly similar to watching TV, but it requires kids to use their own mind and imagination rather than having the images displayed before their eyes.

Put On Audiobooks for Afternoon Rest Time

If you have kids who are too old for naps but still need a little bit of down time in the afternoon, audiobooks are the perfect way to give them some quiet time while also keeping them occupied. There are tons of audiobooks that are 30-60 minutes long, and I have found that these are perfect for rest times.

Work Through a Series Together as a Family

While it’s fun to listen to stand-alone audiobooks, it’s also fun to find a series that everyone enjoys and work through it together slowly. Not only does it give you lots of hours of listening, but it also creates sweet family memories since you will have invested so much collective time together.

Audiobook Titles for Kids

Best Audiobooks for Kids By Age Group

Are you interested in audiobooks for your kids, but you have no idea where to start? Here is a list of our favorite 10 audiobooks for each age group!

We have listened to every one of these audiobooks and can personally vouch for the fact that they are meaningful, entertaining, and worth your time. They are also all available on Audible, so if you start the free Audible trial you can listen to at least two for free:

Ages 1-3

Amelia Bedelia Collection (Peggy Parrish)
The Complete Adventures of Curious George (H.A. Rey)
Henry and Mudge Series (Cynthia Rylant)
Green Eggs and Ham and Other Servings of Dr. Seuss (Dr. Seuss)
Berenstain Bear’s Stories (Jan Berenstain)
Frog and Toad Series (Arnold Lobel)
Little Bear Series (Else Holmelund Minarik)
Pete the Cat Series (Eric Litwin)
Pinkalicious Series (Victoria Kann)
Fly Guy Series (Tedd Arnold)

Ages 4-5

The Courage of Sarah Noble (Alice Dalgliesh)
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain (Alice Dalgliesh)
26 Fairmount Avenue Series (Tomie DePaola)
Phoebe the Spy (Judith Griffin)
Mercy Watson (Kate DiCamillo)
My Father’s Dragon Series (Ruth Stiles Gannett)
James Herriot’s Treasury (James Herriot)
Barkus Series (Patricia MacLachlan)
Anna Hibiscus Series (Atinuke)
The Lighthouse Family Series (Cynthia Rylant)

Ages 6-8

Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Beverly Cleary)
Riding Freedom (Pam Munoz Ryan)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (Robert C. O’Brien)
The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (Karina Yan Glaser)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick)
The Trumpet of the Swan (E.B. White)
Understood Betsy (Dorothy Canfield Fisher)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (E.L. Konigsburg)

Ages 9+

Esparanza Rising (Pam Munoz Ryan)
Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred Taylor)
Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)
Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
The Twenty-One Balloons (William Pene du Bois)
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O’Dell)

Our Favorite Series

Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
Ramona (Beverly Cleary)
Henry Huggins (Bevlery Cleary)
Little Britches (Ralph Moody)
The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)
The Magic Tree House (Mary Pope Osborne)
The Boxcar Children (Gertrude Chandler Warren)
The Penderwicks (Jeanne Birdsall)
Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren)
The Great Brain (John D. Fitzgerald)

I hope that as you hunker down in your home these next few weeks, audiobooks will become a big part of your family’s new routine!

Related:

Kelsey is a pastor’s wife, mother of four, book lover, piano teacher, worship leader, and home economist. She writes about her family’s favorite books at orchardreads.com.

27 Mar 2020   ·   3

Adidas Women’s Essentials Cloudfoam Pure Shoes only $25.99 shipped (Reg. $70!), plus more!

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Need new sneakers? Check out these HOT deals on Adidas shoes!

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27 Mar 2020   ·   0
Easter Giant Table Top Coloring Pages

Giant Table Top Coloring Pages only $7.99 + shipping!

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Looking for something to do as a family during quarantine? These Giant Table Top Coloring Pages look like so much fun for the whole family!

Easter Giant Table Top Coloring Pages

Jane has these Giant Table Top Coloring Pages for only $7.99 + shipping right now!

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27 Mar 2020   ·   0

Up to 80% off Vera Bradley Purses & Bags + Free Shipping!

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Love Vera Bradley? You can get up to 80% off purses and bags plus free shipping right now!

Right now, Vera Bradley is offering an extra 30% off clearance sale – no promo code needed! Plus, shipping is free!

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27 Mar 2020   ·   0

*HOT* FREE $10 purchase at The Children’s Place after cash back!!

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Love shopping at The Children’s Place for your kids? You won’t want to miss this RARE offer from TopCashBack!!

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This deal is valid through April 18, 2020 — or while supplies last.

27 Mar 2020   ·   0

Women’s New Balance Fresh Foam Vero Racer Shoes only $29.99 shipped (Reg. $75!)

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If you love New Balance shoes, be sure to check out the deal of the day today on these Women’s Fresh Foam Vero Racer Shoes!

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27 Mar 2020   ·   0
Imploding Kittens: This Is The First Expansion of Exploding Kittens

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Grab this Imploding Kittens game for a great price!

Imploding Kittens: This Is The First Expansion of Exploding Kittens

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27 Mar 2020   ·   14
Sam's Club Membership

Sam’s Club Membership Discount | $35 in Gift Cards and Savings!

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This is a super HOT Sam’s Club membership discount– the best deal we’ve seen in a really long time!

{Wondering if a warehouse membership is for you? Check out these posts on if a warehouse membership can save you money, if a warehouse membership is a good fit for your family, and how a warehouse membership compares to Amazon Subscribe & Save!}

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Sam’s Club Membership Discount

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When you purchase a membership for $35, you’ll get the following:

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Fine print: Valid for new members only.

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27 Mar 2020   ·   0
Melissa & Doug Country Cottage Indoor Playhouse

Melissa & Doug Country Cottage Indoor Playhouse only $32.24 shipped (Reg. $50!)

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This Melissa & Doug Country Cottage Indoor Playhouse looks like so much fun and entertainment for the kids!

Melissa & Doug Country Cottage Indoor Playhouse

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27 Mar 2020   ·   0
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack

Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 30 Pack only $5.82!

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This is a fantastic price on Elmer’s Glue Sticks!

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack

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27 Mar 2020   ·   0

Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case only $29.99 shipped!

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