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10 Children’s Books for the Winter

  We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. The days are short, the weather is down right frigid, and it’s easy to let Old Man Winter get you down. Instead […]

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Ten Back to School Read-Alouds to Build Courage and Welcoming Hearts in our Kids

  Depending on where you live, your kiddos are in the first weeks of school or just about to start. Summer has a peculiar way dragging on and then suddenly flying by when you have school-aged kids! Ready or not it’s time to help the kiddos transition back to school. As with any transition, the […]

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10 Children’s Books About Love and Valentine’s Day

My mom-side loves cuddling up with my kiddos and reading a good book. The teacher in me loves finding books that mark and celebrate different times of the year. Last year I made a list of books about love and friendship that you’ll want to check out. I couldn’t keep to just one list on the topic […]

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10 Funny Children’s Books You Need to Own

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“Read to a Child” LLAMA LLAMA Author & Illustrator, Anna Dewdney’s final request.

If you haven’t read any of the children’s books Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney stop what you’re doing right now and get to a library. Dewdney’s books are amazing for toddlers because of their rhymes and brightly colored pages. I love reading them aloud to my own children. Sadly, Dewdney lost a 15-month-long battle with brain cancer on […]

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20 Children’s Books for Cat-Lovers

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When Babies Crawl Away Keep Reading

Today’s “I Love To Read Month” post is from Laura’s good friend, Emily McLean. She calls Emily her kiddos’ Fairy Book Mother. Over the years Emily has recommended most of Laura’s favorite children’s books. Emily lives in Seattle where she works in early childcare and teaches pre-k Sunday school. She also holds a Masters in Children’s Writing and has 8 years […]

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I Love to Read Month

Every year during the month of February schools across the Twin Cities celebrate “I Love to Read” month. Laura and I love reading. Laura, is actually a huge book nerd; huge as in her nephew and nieces always receive books for gifts. Yes, she’s going to be that aunt only it won’t be new sock or underwear […]

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Building Baby’s Library

Recently I wrote about the importance of reading to children in the post Foundations in Literacy Learning.  Yes, reading everyday to even the littlest of little ones is crucial to building the foundation of their future learning. Now I’m going to help you build your baby’s library. The public library is a wonderful resource, but I love […]

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Foundations in Literacy Learning

Can you believe it, the school year is upon us! Schools are a flurry of activity as students busily break into fresh boxes of crayons, sharpen their pencils, and meet new  teachers and friends. Did you know that the foundations of a child’s learning is laid well before he or she ever steps inside a classroom? Researchers, Betty […]