Children’s Book-aholic: One who cannot resist purchasing picture books at every garage sale, thrift store and book store visit!
That’s me! I LOVE finding very special and unique books with glorious vocabulary! I never ‘need’ the books, but they call my name and tempt me with every shelf I stop at. Books are like gifts of the imagination. And, I want to share these gifts with you!!
Since school has started or will be starting soon for most children throughout the country, it’s time to check out my back-to-school selections. These books all have a school theme and many of them help children connect with the feelings they might be having as they begin a new year and grade level.
Want to help your child become a Letter Expert?? Follow these easy and fun activities to explicitly introduce letter names, shapes, sounds and formation! The knowledge of the letters and their relationship to words we speak, read, and write is crucial for children in...read more
Do you have a caterpillar lover in your family?? My children love all things animals and insects. They have since they were very young. Their excitement for living creatures brings me back to when I was little. I used to dig in the dirt to find 'Sammies', the name I...read more
Are you ready for Father's Day? We have been enjoying some great books about dads in the animal and human world. After reading about the amazing feats of these dads, help your child write about his/her own dad with my printable book. My Dad by Charles Fuge Mister...read more
It's getting hot in our area (although you can't quite tell with my daughter's winter coat on!), so we will be heading to the beach soon. What better time to bring out the beach-y sensory items. For this frame, I added shells, sticks and wooden slices, tag board...read more
"My child does not like writing!" ...... I can't say how many times I've heard this from a parent or teacher. There are several reasons a child might not enjoy writing. Could it be that his/her fine motor skills are not strong enough to maintain the pencil grip...read more
Does your child shy away from speaking to adults? Or, maybe you have a little one who won't stop talking or shares a little too much personal information about her parents?? ;). In either situation, the benefits of speaking to others for a variety of reasons are vast...read more
Mother's Day is such a special day to celebrate the miracle of motherhood and gratitude for everything moms do in our lives. For this occasion, I have compiled a list of some great books to read together. These would also be wonderful for dads or other caregivers to...read more
You may have heard of sensory tables or tubs. They are a staple in preschool education and provide so many great opportunities for learning. Children benefit by exploring their senses, using oral language to talk about what they are doing at the table and coming up...read more
I am a strong proponent of exposing children to poetry early. There are so many great kids' poetry books out there (Here is a list of my favorites). I have to admit that my collection is fairly large. I may have an addiction! 🙂 One of my favorite poetry books for...read more
How many times do you hear a child repeat songs, rhymes, or phrases from a book? All of the time? My girls still do this, but when they were much younger, it was even more important to me to encourage these types of ‘word play’. When children rhyme, manipulate and...read more