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Posts from the category: Literacy

Art History for Kids: Children’s Books About Great Artists

Art History for Kids: Fabulous Childrens Books About Great Artists. 12 fabulous picture books that each explore the life and artwork of a master artist, each with a unique artistic style and view of the world. Children can learn so much about expressing their own thoughts and ideas from these masters.

Included with the 25 awesome activities in my brand ebook, Kaleidoscope: Hands On Explorations in Colour (and Color!), are four inspired by the work of great artists - Klee, Kandinsky, Warhol and Giacometti. I believe that studying the life and art of the masters is a fabulous way to help children … [Read more...]

Goldilocks & the Three Bears: Retelling Through Imaginary Play

Goldilocks and Three Bears Storytelling and Imaginative Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Isn’t it amazing that the classic fairytales we all grew up with are still much loved by our children? And do you notice how they always come in threes - The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and, of course (one of our personal favourites), Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You’d be … [Read more...]

30 of the Most Beautiful Picture Books Ever

30 Picture Books with Stunning Illustrations and Fabulous Storylines Too

One of my first tips for choosing picture books that kids will fall in love with has always been - choose books with captivating illustrations. It is no surprise that the pictures inform your child’s first impression of a book, so choosing books with wonderful illustrations is a perfect place to … [Read more...]

10 Alphabet Stamp Learning Activities for Preschool & Kindergarten

10 Fun Ways to Learn with Alphabet Stamps for preschool and kindergarten

My girls have both loved stamping from a young age and adding alphabet stamps to their creative play has been a natural progression as they have shown interest in learning about letters. Alphabet stamps really are a fabulous resource to use with children in preschool, kindergarten and beyond as … [Read more...]

Tell a Story Family Mealtime Conversation Starters

Tell a Story Conversation Starters/Storytelling Prompts for Families

It's been a crazy, busy day but now, with a hot meal on the table and the family gathered round, it is the perfect time to have enjoy a little silly fun together -  that will also build language skills! Today we are sharing seven storytelling prompts to use at the dinner table. Each of the … [Read more...]

12 Magical Book Series for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic

12-Chapter-Book-Series-for-Kids-Who-Love-Rainbow-Magic-Books

Immy was a big fan or the Rainbow Magic book series for many years but I am secretly relieved to say that she has totally moved on. While their magical stories of friendship are somewhat captivating for 5-8 year olds,  I found them somewhat repetitive and formulaic, more than a little shallow and … [Read more...]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Book Themed Sensory Tub

Brown Bear Brown Bear Book Inspired Colourful Sensory Tub

Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I see a sensory tub waiting for me!! One of the very best books for young children is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (words by Bill Martin Jr and colourful illustrations by Eric Carle). The predictability, pattern and repetitive text paired with … [Read more...]

Get Kids Creating & Writing: 21 Day Doodle Journal Printable

21 Day Printable Doodle Journal for Kids: Use doodles to inspire writing as an introduction to journalling for kids

Are you looking for a fun way to motivate your child to write? Today we have a project that will entice your child to pick up a pencil to draw AND write. The super cool thing about this project is that it isn't a one-shot writing prompt. You will find 21 days worth of doodling and writing prompts. … [Read more...]