Want to Fun Game to Teach Your Child Manners?

Want a Fun Way to Teach Kids Manners? Try the Blunder Game and Placemats!

The Blunders family needs to learn better manners. Pick a Blunder character and play this hilarious (but educational) Blunders game to learn your manners. Be the first Blunder kid to get to the Mannerlys’ Annual Pool Party Extravaganza to win the game. Fun Manners Game We love the Blunders board game so much that we sometimes read the cards just for fun!  I'm very … [Read more...]

Self Censorship Better Than Book Banning

banned book week

My parents let me read any book I wanted. No they weren't without religious belief or strong opinions, they just firmly believed in growing a reader, an individual, who could make decisions for herself. Me! Yes, any book I wanted to read. With one condition -- I had to discuss it with my mom after I read it. (Much to my dismay sometimes! You try discussing sex and insest in … [Read more...]

Book Character Halloween Costumes for Kids and Teens

book costumes

Ready for more book character Halloween costumes? Today I want to give you ideas for kids from 7 to 17. Book Character Costumes for Older Kids Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon make a dragon costume buy dragon costume Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis buy Prince Caspian costume Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling buy Harry Potter Griffindor … [Read more...]

Picture Book Character Costumes for Halloween

picture book Halloween costumes

Would your child like a book-themed costume this Halloween? How about one of these picture book character costume ideas? If you're looking for chapter book costume ideas, you'll find lots of ideas for older kids here.  Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems buy elephant costume buy pig costume Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold rent Fly Guy The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver … [Read more...]

Dollar General’s Literacy Pep Rally

Back to School Pep Rally

What do literacy, saving money on back-to-school items and everyday heroes have in common? Dollar General. Seriously! Dollar General Literacy Foundation Provides funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Saving Money Back-to-School Lots of sales in the weekly P&G … [Read more...]

Easy, Healthy, Fast Lunchbox Packing

DIY Lunchbox LG by Melissa Taylor

Are you stymied trying to think of what to pack for lunches? Do you find yourself standing in the kitchen with cupboard doors ajar and the refrigerator door open? Do you dream of your kids making their OWN lunches? Me, too! I used to have print outs of bento box lunches stuffed in my kitchen drawers. I'd scan the zillions of lunch combos and pack yet another lunch. Sigh. I … [Read more...]

Co-creative Storyworld Inspires Reading, Writing and Drawing

Addison's Tales Contest

Get your fantasy-fan kids motivated to create and imagine with art, writing, and the promise of toys! Addison's Tales from Wivern Digital inspires kids with a recently launched competition that will turn a child's made-up story character into a toy --every month until the end of December! Addison's Tales Competition 1. Kids, parents and teachers: Visit the new and … [Read more...]

Back to School Reading with New Books (All Ages)

August book reviews on Imagination Soup

Today I'm going to do new book recommendations for each age group -- board books, picture books and to chapter books. That way there's something for everyone. Previously, I've done reviews for the same age range so will you comment and let me know if you like it or not? August Book Recommendations Board Books Humpty Dumpty by Charles Reasoner A fun retelling of this … [Read more...]