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5 Library Visit Tips for Parents of Little Kids

Inside: 5 library visit tips for parents of toddlers and preschoolers. In today’s busy world, parents sometimes forget the hotspot in their community. Yes, play places and museums provide great ways to spend time with your family, but you probably also have an AMAZING free option nearby: the local library. Today I”m sharing five library visit tips for parents of little kids.   How to…

25 Books About the Sun: Bright Choices for Kids Ages 4-10

25 Books About the Sun: Bright Choices for Kids Ages 4-10

Inside: A huge, annotated list of children’s books about the sun, including both fiction and nonfiction titles for preschool through elementary.   Whether you’re looking for picture books to go with a preschool summer sun theme, folktales to enthrall elementary students studying the Earth and space, or just-right nonfiction books that will hold your children’s…

10 Reassuring Books About Storms

10 Reassuring Books About Storms

Books about storms can help calm children’s anxieties. Here we’re sharing the ten best books we found about rainstorms, thunderstorms, and hurricanes. Rumble, crash, boom! Thunderstorms can be scary for little kids. If your child is afraid of thunder, being calm and empathetic can help. So can reading books about storms. Storm Season Here in Texas,…

Sight Word Safari

Sight Word Safari

Memorizing sight words doesn’t have to be boring. If you have a fun selection of sight word games, your kids will relish the time spent playing them with you. The game I’m sharing today is perfect for kids who like dramatic play. I have used the little plastic animals that my 5 year old twins enjoy, but you could…

The Art of Skipping Pages

The Art of Skipping Pages

Realizing you can skip pages or parts of pages when you read aloud to your little kids is liberating, even if you do feel a little deceitful about it.  There’s really no reason to feel guilty. In our house, we did plenty of book shortening until the kids got old enough to catch on to…