The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Olympics

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What are the best children's books to get them excited and informed about the 2014 Winter Olympics? But first, here are all winter sports that will be featured in this year's Olympics in Sochi. Olympic Winter Sports Alpine Skiing Biathlon Bobsleigh Cross Country Skiing Curling Figure Skating Freestyle Skiing Ice Hockey Luge Nordic Combined Short Track Speed … [Read more...]

14 Favorite Quotes from Children’s Books

Best Children's Book Quotes

What are your favorite quotes from children's books? Here are some of mine for you to share on Facebook and Pinterest. If you don't see your favorite on here, please leave it in the comments. Favorite Quotes from Children's Books Roald Dahl quote from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory J.M. Barrie quote from Peter Pan Shel Silverstein quote Harry … [Read more...]

My Child is an Advanced Kindergartner, What Should She Read?

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Advanced Kindergartner Reader Question Dear Melissa, Hi there! I follow your blog and love it! I have a question for my daughter. She's a kindergartner. She can read just about anything put in front of her, but wants to read chapter books. But, she often gets overwhelmed by a lot of words on a page. Also, the comprehension skills need work. She'll fly through the words, … [Read more...]

Wonder: A Novel for the Whole Family #theWonderofWonder #choosekind

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Wonder by R. J. Palacio is a middle-grade novel that will grab your heart and change it for the better. (*This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Wonder blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. Links to the book are affiliate links.) Wonder We meet August, or Auggie, when he enters a public school for the first time as a fifth … [Read more...]

What to Read or Not to Read, That is the Question

Should Parents Censor

written by Tara Lenga, Strategy Consultant at Exceptional Kids Note from Melissa: I asked Tara to write this after a fascinating Facebook conversation on the Imagination Soup page about censorship and what books young kids who are advanced readers should or should not be reading . . . Go here for that conversation. Books for YOUNG Advanced Readers As parents, we are … [Read more...]

Gifts for Kids: Children’s Books 2013

Book Gift Guide 2013

I've found the best books for kids to give as gifts this year. Books for all ages from 2 to 18! Here are my final picks, books that my kids and I have read and recommend. Enjoy!!    Best Books for Kids 2013 Board Books 1. Skip Hop Giraffe Safari Fold and Play Book for ages 12 months+. Fold and flip for fun. This unique origami-inspired toy is both a folding book and a … [Read more...]

The Artist’s Way for Parents: Raising Creative Children

The Artist's Way for Parents

Are you a fan of The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron? Because, if so, you'll be thrilled that Cameron just released, The Artist's Way for Parents: Raising Creative Children, with co-writer, Emma Lively. Why does our creative spirit matter as parents? Well, Cameron writes (and I underlined and starred!,) "Isolation as a parent takes two forms: one is being alienated from … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving books for kids share the early history of the United States, gratitude, and thankfulness. Do you know that thankfulness is a habit - something you  must practice and make a regular part of your day? For us, we practice thankfulness each night in our family prayers. For others, it's at a family meal. If you don't have a daily routine of practicing … [Read more...]