When teaching my toddler and preschoolers anything, I ALWAYS teach it to them through books, play and conversation. I'll breakdown this post with book suggestions to use when teaching colors, play ideas, and finally conversation starters and talking points you can use...
Books by Theme
Teacher Appreciation Picture Book & Gift Ideas
‘It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.’–Unknown It is hard to put into words just how much I value teachers - from my kindergarten teacher, to the teachers that I taught beside, to now my son's teachers. My whol Teachers put their hearts, minds, souls, and...
Love Books for Every Age
"Then he lay down close by and whispered with a smile, "I love you right up to the moon - and back." - Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBranty LLAMA LLAMA I LOVE YOU - This adorable rhyming book all about how Llama Llama celebrates Valentine's Day. LOVE YOU...
All About Apples
The fall is such a fun time for learning opportunities for kids! Teaching about apples in September is so much fun and lends itself to some great books, literacy activities and our annual field trip to the apple orchard! I've found that no matter what the child's age,...
20 Books for Back to School
"You're off to great place, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!" - Dr. Seuss Back to school is always an exciting time. I remember my very first day of teaching back in 2009. I was the first person in the building, besides our custodian...
Read about how we use audiobooks on our daily walks to boost the kid’s comprehension, vocabulary and language development!
Books for New Siblings
“The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.” – Unknown With Caroline's first birthday just days away, I've caught myself reflecting on this time last year. I was so nervous about Coleman adjusting to life with a sibling (READ: our universe was no...
There are so many wonderful children’s books that teach your kids how to take care of our planet and environment. Read about our favorite books and what we did to celebrate Earth Day!
Books & Play
One of the most powerful ways that children develop literacy and language is through uninterrupted play. One of my favorite things to do (I loved this as a teacher, too) is to pair books with play. Read about how books provide a spring board for imagination while developing their literacy and language skills today!
Easter Basket Books
"Even the smallest one can change the world." - Peter Rabbit Easter is my favorite holiday for many reasons - the pastel colors, the warm air signaling spring is here, quality time with family and a visit from our favorite Easter Bunny. Since school is out for the...
Read, Play, Talk – Monster Trucks
Whether your kid is in to monster trucks, space, or animals learn about how you can read, play and talk to your kid to engage them in their favorite thing!
Books for the Wonderfully TIRED Mom
How do we still nurture our children’s reading and cognitive skills but not fall asleep mid page turn? Here are a few suggestions and book ideas for those days/nights/weeks/months when you are just too exhausted for the 10 bedtime stories that are requested.