Suzy Snowflake

If you were a kid in Chicago in the 60’s and 70’s you know all about Suzy Snowflake.  I waited to see this every year!

Oxford Park Commission Spring Schedule


The Oxford Park Commission has posted the spring schedule. Online registration begins December 10.


This year we will not only have 2 in soccer but 2 in baseball.


Our weekday evenings are getting crazy. Thank goodness we have Ms. Lisa to teach some evening Kindermusik classes this year!

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Did you know where the Oscar Wilde masterpiece was first published? I didn’t until very recently!


From Wikipedia

Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine was a 19th century literary magazine published in Philadelphia from 1868 to 1915, when it relocated to New York to become McBride’s Magazine. It merged with Scribner’s Magazine in 1916.
Lippincott’s published original works, general articles, and literary criticism. It is indexed in the Reader’s Guide Retrospective database, and the full-text of many issues are available online from Project Gutenberg, and in various commercial databases such as the American Periodicals Series from Proquest.

More beautiful artwork from the magazine covers.


Healthy Toys – Lead in Children’s Toys

As the holidays approach many parents have expressed concern about safety and children’s toys. There are resources out there for you. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists recalled items.


A new site that you might not yet be familiar with is Healthy Toys where you can search for for particular items.

For those of you who have bought Discovery Toys or Kindermusik / Do-Re-Me & You! items rest assured that not only are the products thoroughly tested, they have recently undergone a new round of testing to make sure that nothing has slipped through the cracks.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 662-513-4994.