(Originally published 11/2018, updated 6/2020.) My heart is heavy with the recent surge of institutionalized bullying from leaders, wide-spread, systemic racism from police against black Americans, and prejudice against people who are not in the dominant culture including BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Teachers and parents have asked me to share picture books you […]Continue Reading
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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
My cousin just had a baby! And while I can get him all the classic board books that I love, but there are also so many NEW, amazing books that are too good to pass up! In fact, I’m having a tough time picking my favorites of the new Tiny Travelers and Canticos books– not […]Continue Reading
An at home, do-it-yourself DIY summer camp can be an inexpensive and fun way to help your children grow intellectually, artistically, socially and spiritually over the summer. Think of the goals you have for your children this summer. This summer, I want my children to _________________ . (Fill in the blank.) Would a summer camp […]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
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
I love finding and sharing exceptional nonfiction books that kids will enjoy reading and learn something from, too. Here are the new books you need to know about… Exceptional Nonfiction Books for Kids Packs by Hannah Salyer ANIMALS Beginning with minimal text, these gorgeous, captivating illustrations show groups of animals–herds, pods, packs– animals together. […]Continue Reading