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Picture Books About Friendship

Children's Books About Friendship

Childhood friends often become life-long friends.  I still have dinner once a month with girls that I went to school with 25 years ago. But friendships also have their ups and downs so today's booklist highlights books that will help kids learn to navigate the highs and lows of friendships.  Best of … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

12 Eggs-cellent Books About Eggs!

12 Eggscellent Books About Eggs

Of course at this time of year everything is all about eggs! So today I want to share a dozen of our favourite egg themed books for you to enjoy with the children (or chickens!) in your life. Let me know if you see a favourite on this list, or indeed any that you would add to our … [Read more...]

Picture Books Celebrating Being Who You Are: Individuality & Diversity

Kids Books That Celebrate Being Who You Are: Recognising Individuality and Difference

I think that teaching children to recognise and celebrate uniqueness and individuality is so important to their social and emotional development, and let's face it - we all feel different from our friends and even family at some stage! This collection of books are all about celebrating being who you … [Read more...]

Eating the Alphabet: Cooking with Kids from A to Z

Ideas for Cooking with Kids: Eating the Alphabet 26 recipes inspired by the book. Great for cooking with preschoolers and elementary aged children

Eating The Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables From A to Z by Lois Ehlert is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book perfect for introducing children to a range of new fruits and vegetables (with a host of already familiar ones scattered throughout as well). I personally can think of no better way to … [Read more...]