The one author your young children NEED to be reading

Assortment of Mo Willems Books

Mo Willems, in my opinion, should be the newest member of the legendary children’s authors hall of fame. I was first introduced to his books as a kindergarten teacher about 10 years ago and I have continued to follow his hilarious and lovable characters through their ups and downs ever since. What makes Mo Willems’… [Read More]

Books for Boys: Recommendations for ages 7-10

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Mr. A is a reader, much like his mama was/is. The only problem with that is I’m constantly scrambling for appropriate reading material – for both his age and his interests. Thank goodness for Facebook and other blogs to tell me what other kids his age (and older) are reading. Right now he’s eight and… [Read More]

6 Books That Make Great Gifts

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Relaxing with a good book is something so many of us wish we had more time for. That’s one of the many things that makes a book the perfect gift. You’re asking someone to take a little time to sit and enjoy the carefully crafted story on the pages in front of them. To help… [Read More]

Great Children’s Books for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday. To be honest, it’s a close race for first place, but Christmas still takes the cake. I think that Thanksgiving kicking the door wide open to the Christmas season is one of the reasons I love it so much. I really love Thanksgiving though, because it reminds each and… [Read More]

Celebrating Chinese New Year – Tips and Ideas

Celebrating Chinese New Year

As a parent and as a teacher, I really love exposing my kids to different cultures and traditions. When I taught kindergarten, I always worked in a week long unit on Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival. As a mom, now I do the same thing at home. Here are a few ideas to… [Read More]

Books and authors that made my childhood

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Do you what is the coolest thing now that Mr. A is reading? Getting to go back and introduce him to some of my favorite books from childhood. Talk about nostalgia. I love to read. I have since I first learned what those beautiful words were on the crisp smelling, bound pieces of paper at… [Read More]

6 Books for Celebrating Earth Day with Children

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When Earth Day rolls around, I feel like I need to shine a special little light on all things green. Sure, we recycle in our house, we turn the lights off when we leave a room, and love talking about the creatures of the world and how we respect the earth. But… EARTH DAY! A… [Read More]