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”
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.
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”
So, admittedly, we’re not super into St. Patrick’s Day as a family. We try to wear green, and we’ll happily attend a St. Patrick’s Day Party if invited, but all in all, we put lots more energy into other holidays. So, though I do have a few favorite St. Patrick’s Day books (of course!), I haven’t spent nearly as much time searching for this holiday’s best books as I have for other holidays. In fact, I wasn’t even going to share our St. Patrick’s Day theme shelf (which is predominantly color and rainbow books instead of holiday-specific books), but I’ve had a ton of requests for St. Patrick’s books, so here you go! Continue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Books 2019”
Okay, everyone, have you checked out my friend Courtney’s (rockstar mama of two and incredibly pediatric occupational therapist) Tinker Kits though her OT OuTside account? If not, she makes amazing Tinker Kits you can buy — her creative activities allow you to connect with your children AND help them develop self-help, reading, writing, and play skills! Courtney and I thought it would be fun to collaborate when she releases new Tinker Kits, so today, I’m bringing you our favorite rainbow and color books to go with her March Tinker Kit. And if you don’t have a rainbow Tinker Kit, you’ll still love this list! Maybe you’re talking about rainbows for St. Patrick’s Day, or because it’s springtime and you’ve been seeing a lot of rainbows, or because like many young children, your kiddos just love rainbows! If any of the above are true for you, then check out the recommendations below. Continue reading “Rainbow and Color Books”
Even before I had my Instagram page and this website, my friends frequently asked me to recommend books that would help their children work through fears and worries. Since starting to recommend books publically, I get asked for this even more frequently. Maybe it’s the age of my children and their friends, but it seems like I get asked for titles of books for fear and worry every other week… So, it’s about time that I just compiled a list of good books to help children cope with fear and worry! Continue reading “Books for Helping Children Cope with Fears and Worries”
After Valentine’s Day passed and I had space on our front-facing bookshelf (where we usually feature our themed or seasonal books), I dedicated that shelf to outstanding Black men and women who have contributed in amazing ways to our society. You may wonder why I’m posting about Black History Month now, since it’s February 25 and the month is almost over. Take this list anyway and continue to use it, year-round, to educate and influence the next generation! While it’s important to remember that we do have a special month to focus on the amazing people who paved more smooth roads for future generations and their hopes and dreams, it’s also important to recognize these accomplishments and achievements throughout the rest of the year, too. Continue reading “Black History Books 2019”