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All About Apples

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,...

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20 Books for Back to School

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...

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Audio Books

Audio Books

Read about how we use audiobooks on our daily walks to boost the kid’s comprehension, vocabulary and language development!

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Books for New Siblings

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...

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Earth Day

Earth Day

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!

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Books & Play

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!

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Easter Basket Books

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...

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Books for the Wonderfully TIRED Mom

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.

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The Best Gift of All

The Best Gift of All

“Each day, search for your own gold, that golden moment or golden action that makes you feel sooooo good in your head and heart. And, then, always give thanks for that bit of “gold.” Find out how giving the gift of a book can bring a little bit of gold to a child.

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