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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...]

Learning about Colour Mixing with Mix it Up

Toddler art: Learning About Colour Mixing with Mix It Up and Press Here

I recently discovered the brilliance of the book Mix it Up by Herve Tullet when my (almost) 3 year old chose to borrow it from our local library. It is the most engaging and interactive, beautiful and educational book I’ve come across in a long time. Little fingers are invited to tap, press and rub … [Read more...]

9 Great Starting School Picture Books

9 Books to Help Children Transition to School

Miss AJ is starting four year old kindergarten in a month's time - hold me! You all know I think books are a perfect tool for introducing children to new life experiences and so today I am sharing some of our favourite picture books that I hope will help your child, as they are helping mine, ease … [Read more...]

15 Un-Princess Picture Books for Princess Lovers

15 Fabulous Un-Princessy Princess Picture Books for Kids Who Love Princesses

Now both of my girls embrace all things princesses-y but I like to ensure that they have a BIG dose of modern day princess mixed in with the Disney-fied version. So today I am sharing a collection of books that feature sassy, sparkling, smart, kind and brave girls, most of whom just happen to be … [Read more...]

Books Celebrating Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World Picture Books for kids

Did you know that over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas?  If you were to scan my book collection of holiday books, you would notice that the biggest section is Christmas books.  But, one thing my shelf is lacking is diversity. This year, I'm making a point to add books to my … [Read more...]

30 Funny Books for Kids

The funniest picture books for kids

We love books that make us laugh! They are so engaging for kids, especially beginning and reluctant readers. So today I have bundled together a whole collection of books guaranteed to make you (and your kids!) laugh out loud. 30 Funny Books for Kids Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton: Simple … [Read more...]

10 Christmas Picture Books with Fun Activities

10 Christmas Picture Books with Matching Activities

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is so rapidly approaching! November is a great time to start getting into the Christmas spirit with decorations in the shops, Christmas pageants and parades happening, and schools exploring Christmas themes. It’s also a lovely time to stock up on new Christmas … [Read more...]

Graeme Base Author Study: Books & Activities

Graeme Base Author Study: Books and Activities

The books of Graeme Base captivate children of all ages with their breathtaking illustrations. The detailed stories take school aged children on a journey through a host of important, modern day themes and today Lauren shares five of her favourites, matched with activity suggestions to share with … [Read more...]