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Best Picture Books for Teaching Multiplication

Best Books for Teaching Multiplication

Picture books are a fabulous tool for engaging children with mathematical concepts. By capturing a child’s imagination, picture book stories make the process of learning about abstract math concepts, such as multiplication, more interesting, relevant and meaningful. The books in this list all … [Read more...]

Creating Edible Art: Making Matisse Cookies

Fun Art Ideas for Kids: Matisse Inspired Cookies

Edible art is one of my favorite things.  Combine food, art, and children's literature and you have a triple treat.  Today, we are combining the art of Henri Matisse with cookie decorating, and the book, Henri's Scissors.  Let's get artsy. Let's Read and Learn First, grab a copy of Henri's … [Read more...]

Reclaiming Storytime: 3 Strategies for Reconnecting with Read Alouds

Reclaiming Storytime: 3 Strategies for Making the Most of Read Alouds with Kids

When I was pregnant with my first child, one of my favorite parenting fantasies was about snuggling up and sharing my favorite stories with my growing family. As a longtime teacher and lifelong book lover, I just knew that I was going to raise a brood of little readers. Three years, three kids, and … [Read more...]

Connecting with Kids: Crafting Together, Inspired By Books

Connecting with Kids: Crafting Together, Inspired By Books

I walked into the playroom, and instead of my usual welcome, my twins objected, “Mommy, you’re messing up our game!” Apparently, they had a whole world set up in there, and I wasn’t meant to be a part of it. I’m usually happy when they’re entertaining themselves. Yet, sometimes, just … [Read more...]

Books for Kids (Of All Ages) Who Worry

Books for Kids Who Worry

All kids worry at some time, and some children struggle with anxious feelings on a regular basis. This collection of books features books that teachers and parents can use to open discussion with children about feeling worried, with most also including ideas that children can try to manage anxious … [Read more...]

Books Celebrating Christmas Around the World

Books Celebrating Christmas Around the World

Add a little diversity to your collection of Christmas books this Christmas with these fabulous titles sharing stories of how people in different countries and cultures all around the world celebrate the holiday. Books Celebrating Christmas Around the World All Around the World: Walk This … [Read more...]

12 Funny Christmas Books for Kids

A collection of some of the funniest ever Christmas picture books for kids. These will have your child laughing out loud!

My girls both love a book with a good serve of humour, and there is no time like Christmas to fill the house with laughter and joy. Here are our pick of the funny books for Christmas - laughing out loud guaranteed! 12 Funny Christmas Books for Kids Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey: If you haven't … [Read more...]

Get Reading On a Reading Treasure Hunt!

We're going on a treasure hunt, but not just any treasure hunt. It's a treasure hunt that sneaks in a little reading practice. So grab a list of sight words or vocabulary words that your child needs to practice and get ready to play.

Do your kids like to move?  Do they love the idea of finding a treasure? Do they need practice reading?  Well, this literacy activity  checks all these boxes. We're going on a treasure hunt, but not just any treasure hunt.  It's a treasure hunt that sneaks in a little reading practice.  So grab a … [Read more...]