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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...]

12 Fun Picture Books About Colour

12 Fab Picture Books About Colour (and Color!)

Learning to identify colours is a classic milestone of early childhood, and parents and teachers will often use picture books to help young children learn to distinguish between and name colours. In my opinion, the best children’s books to teach colours combine a great story and captivating, … [Read more...]

12 Awesome Lego Books to Inspire Your Lego Mad Builder

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Miss 8 is a total Lego lover! And while she enjoys building from the commercially produced sets, what she loves most is building from her own imagination. She creates entire cities or worlds that then fuel hours of imaginative play with her sister and friends. A few months ago we just happened to … [Read more...]

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids of All Ages. 100s of great titles.

I am a BIG advocate of reading with children and  I really do believe the biggest way you can make an impact to a child's lifelong learning journey is by reading together. I am a bit of a traditionalist and prefer good, old fashioned paper and ink type books for reading with my girls but with a … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Literacy Rich STEM Activities

5 Steps to Literacy Rich STEM Activities

When we help kids make connections, we strengthen their learning experience. Integrating multiple subjects when studying a topic or theme is one way to help build these connections. STEM (which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math) activities provide a fabulous vehicle for … [Read more...]