13 Picture Books to Read before 2016 Ends

As much as I love the classics- Where the Wild Things Are, Dr. Seuss, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, etc etc; I feel that there are some great new children's easy readers (picture books), which have come out in the past few years that get overlooked when parents ask for reading recommendations. Everyone who follows this blog … Continue reading 13 Picture Books to Read before 2016 Ends

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Black Cats & the Black Death

Another interesting historical tidbit that will hopefully inspire the desire to learn more. I received a lot of positive feedback about the Mad Hatter post so I thought I would hurry up and do another one. I am an animal person. Being a librarian, I kind of have to be a cat person. It’s a … Continue reading Black Cats & the Black Death

Early Literacy Starts with You!

  Finally! It's ready for sale, on Amazon.com. Early Literacy Starts with You! is my eBook that 1) explains why early literacy education is so important. 2) Gives you a better idea of our education system today and why we need to he;p our students at home. 3) Tips and tricks to get your child interested and … Continue reading Early Literacy Starts with You!

Reading books out loud- not just for babies

One of the greatest things I have been able to do as a librarian (and a parent) is to learn the many perks of reading out loud to your kids. It's pushed on almost all parenting websites, articles, magazines, etc etc, but it's pushed so much you may start to just pass over the articles … Continue reading Reading books out loud- not just for babies

Learning colors

I overheard a teacher talking the other day that she has had students start Pre-K and not know their colors. There are so many fun little things to do with your kids to get some basic knowledge instilled into them early on. Christmas is here! Well, it's on its way, so I made one of … Continue reading Learning colors

Homemade toys for imaginative play

I had a play kitchen growing up. It wasn't much of a kitchen but it had an oven, a microwave, some stickers that represented burners and knobs and gadgets. I also had a Sesame Street table right next to it. Whenever family or friends came over I would make them a nice meal, sometimes playdough … Continue reading Homemade toys for imaginative play