Earth Day Books to Read Year-Round

Earth Day Books to Read Year-Round

Yes, I know that the first day of spring was almost a month ago, but given that we have a small space and only room for so many front-facing books, I chose to combine our spring- and Earth Day-themed bookshelves into one larger “earth-themed” shelf. As with most holidays, I’m always looking for good books that can be used to celebrate a specific holiday or season, but that are also impactful for year-round reading. I also believe one of the best ways to help our Earth is to help children learn about plants, animals, and the actual makeup of the earth around them– the more they understand about the environment around them, the more they will be inspired to take care of it. So, if you’re like us and spring seemed to come late to your area, or if you’re looking for wonderful books to teach children about our planet and how to care for it that you can read year-round, look no further than the list below! Continue reading “Earth Day Books to Read Year-Round”

A Little About Me

A Little About Me

Hello, everyone! While I was spending time with my girls over their spring breaks, I hit 2000 followers on Instagram! I am thrilled that so many people are excited to get good books into their children’s hands, and I’m happy so many of you are looking for fun, laid-back ways to help your kiddos develop into independent and excited readers and writers. It’s hard enough to be a parent, so I’m glad I can help make one thing a little more fun and easy!

Since it’s been so long since I did an intro, I thought I’d take this first day back to share a bit about myself… You may be wondering who I am, why I do this, and what experience I have in the areas of literacy, so here goes! Continue reading “A Little About Me”

Viewing Early Literacy Through a “Reading” Lens

Viewing Early Literacy Through a “Reading” Lens

A few weeks ago, I took our girls to a “reading to furry friends” event at our local library. Going into it, I figured our kindergartener, who is just starting to read independently, would enjoy picking out a book she’s familiar with and reading it to the dogs. And I assumed the 3.5-year-old would just be along for the ride, as she usually is… Continue reading “Viewing Early Literacy Through a “Reading” Lens”

Subconcious Messages Through Children’s Book Choices

Subconcious Messages Through Children’s Book Choices

If you have children or work with children, you probably know they LOVE to listen to the same story over and over… and over… again. In fact, one of the earliest literacy tip posts I did on Instagram was about the benefits of repeated readings!

Pictured above are 3 books that have been on heavy repeat in our house these last few weeks. They’re all drastically different, with different characters, plots, and themes. And this variety made me wonder— do these book choices tell me anything important about my children? Would paying more attention to those choices would give me a little window about what my girls are processing or needing right now? Continue reading “Subconcious Messages Through Children’s Book Choices”

Books about Bunnies and Eggs

Books about Bunnies and Eggs

For those of you who love to read books about bunnies, eggs, chicks, etc during springtime and the Easter season, this list is for you! Below are some of our very favorite books that generally relate to Easter festivities, but can easily be incorporated into your year-round library.

(If you’re looking for Easter-specific books, both secular or religious in nature, be sure to check out yesterday’s post!). Continue reading “Books about Bunnies and Eggs”

Easter Books 2019

Easter Books 2019

So, it turns out that you all were almost perfectly 50/50 on whether you wanted holiday-specific Easter books or more general books about bunnies and eggs, so… I’ve got two lists for you! Below, you’ll find Easter-specific titles for a variety of ages and holiday interests— little readers, bigger kids, Christian, secular… Hopefully there’s something in here for you!

If you were really hoping for my favorite non-Easter books about bunnies and eggs for your year-round reading pleasure, stay tuned tomorrow… I’ve got those for you, too! Continue reading “Easter Books 2019”

Page 1 Kids 3-Month Subscription Giveaway

Page 1 Kids 3-Month Subscription Giveaway

Ok, everyone, you’re going to want to read this and then head to my Instagram page to enter– I’ve got a 3-month subscription to Page 1 Kids to give to one of you!

As you may have seen on my Instagram page over the last few months, back in January I applied to be, and was accepted to be, a Page 1 Kids ambassador. That meant that I received a 3-month subscription to receive their book boxes in exchange for sharing our honest thoughts and feelings on the service.

And, I gotta tell you… After receiving our first box, I was sold! One of the aspects of Page 1 Kids that makes them stand out from other children’s book subscription services (of which there are many, these days!) is that you can communicate specific requests, requirements, wishes, and/or needs with them, and they’ll find a book to fulfill what you’ve communicated! Continue reading “Page 1 Kids 3-Month Subscription Giveaway”