Early Signs of Dyslexia

early signs of dyslexia

Blog post written by Lenka Vodicka, mother, teacher, writer, and photographer.  A Dyslexia Story I looked forward to reading with my daughter. We would cuddle together with a stack of books and she would say, “again, again” and we would lose ourselves in favorite stories. I was shocked when that never happened. What is it about reading to children, I thought, that’s so … [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 costume buy Slytherin Robe buy … [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 … [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...]

Soar with Reading End of Summer Giveaway

Jet Blue Giveaway

You all know that reading is one of our favorite activities in our home. We are blessed with the opportunity to enjoy many fabulous books. One of my greatest passions is to instill a love of reading in kids. While our family is able to enjoy many books, some families are not so fortunate. In low-income neighborhoods, there is an average of one book for every three hundred kids! … [Read more...]

Back to School with Zoobean Book Subscriptions

Zoobean Book Subscriptions for Kids

Imagine books arriving to your door -- perfect in every way from reading level, language, interest to background. That's what Zoobean gives to families. Maybe your family next. Two Teachers, a Little Boy, and a Dream Jordan Lloyd Bookey's son received the picture book, All the World, in the mail from a friend. Not only was he so excited to open his gift, but when reading … [Read more...]

Back to School Kids Learning Apps

Back to School Learning Apps for Kids

For practicing math facts or fun science experiments here's my new list of recommended learning iPad apps for kids. Kid-Approved Educational iPad Apps Moose Math $3.99 Despite the fact that Moose Math is designed for K and 1st grade, both my 8 and 11 year old think this app rocks -- because it's FUN! :) The gist is to build cool things for your own city while practice … [Read more...]