Whether you’re going camping in the backyard or the forest or just reading about camping, prepare your kids to love it with these wonderful books about camping and hiking. Wonderful Children’s Books About Camping C is for Camping by Greg Paprocki ages 1 – 4 I adore this retro looking alphabet board book series and […]Continue Reading
Books, Activities, and Games for Elementary Age Kids
Teachers, parents, librarians, and grandparents, find the best book reviews and recommendations, activities, lesson plans, writing ideas, fun educational ideas, games, and toy ideas for elementary age children who are ages 5 to 12.
In the U.S., elementary school is usually kindergarten to fifth or sixth grade.
Here are some quick links to get you started finding good children's chapter books, picture books, and nonfiction books.
I love sharing books that offer doors, windows, and mirrors for children to see others and themselves. Today, I want to share wonderful middle grade books for ages 8 to 12 with Latinx (Latino/Latina) main characters. PRINTABE LIST Middle Grade Books Featuring Latinx Main Characters Me, Frida, and the Secret is the Peacock Ring by […]Continue Reading
We don’t need anything else virtual BUT, the challenge we have this summer is to keep kids learning and not regressing. To that end, I’ve updated my list with the most note worthy virtual summer camps for kids. I hope this will be helpful in preventing the summer slide and also your kids something to […]Continue Reading
Do you know any young ballerinas who would love to read books about ballet? My kids both loved everything pink and ballet. And they’d wear their leotard and/or tutu everywhere, everyday, long before they even took lessons. My oldest continued dancing until high school until her body’s hypermobility led to knee surgery and no more […]Continue Reading
Is this list to long? Because holy moly do I have a TON a new middle grade and YA books to share with you! All of these books, I’ve read and recommend. My very favorites are indicated with a star. TABLE OF CONTENTS Fantasy Science Fiction / STEM Mystery & Adventure Realistic Historical […]Continue Reading
Kids enjoy illustrated chapter books, whether they are for emergent readers or middle grade readers. I can’t wait to share these popular book titles that will appeal to readers ages 6 to 12! Illustrations offer picture support for children who are just learning to read as well as provide a sense of frivolity and […]Continue Reading
If you’re new to reading aloud, or just want some refresher notes, I’ve got a list of tips that will help you make the most of the read aloud time with your kids. Tips for Read Aloud Time with Kids 1. Choice When you’re picking books to read, remember, there is no perfect book! And […]Continue Reading
You probably already know that READING ALOUD to children is VERY good for them, specifically their brains…and hearts. It’s a beneficial daily learning vitamin for so many ages. Not just the under five set. All ages! We only just recently stopped reading aloud to my 14-year-old daughter. (Sob!) Let me just recap the big benefits […]Continue Reading