Spell Your Name Busy Bag 2

  The other day I was looking through my daughter’s puzzle/game storage bin to find something for her to do when I discovered some foam letters I had long ago bought at the dollar store and promptly forgotten about. Pooky has been naming her letters a lot lately, so I […]

Busy Bag Name Activity

Ways to make summer break go smoothly

Guest Post – Keep Your Cool While Kids are on Summer Break 2

I’m guest blogging over at 2 Crochet Hooks about ways you parents (and other caregivers) can make these days of summer vacation go more smoothly even though you may already be ready to send the kids back to school. Head over to see my tips on ways to keep your […]


Blog Hop 62 and Facebook Link-up

If you’re an author, publisher, or blogger, feel free to link up a post related to children’s literature. If you’re a person wanting to see what’s happening in the world of kid-lit, please poke around the link-up and pop in on any posts that look interesting to you. Be sure […]

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Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond

Review of Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond 2

About the Book Title: Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond | Author: Ben Woodard | Illustrator: Fran Riddell | Publication Date: June 15, 2015 | Publisher: Miller-Martin Press | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 7 Book Description: Bubbles is causing a stink. And the other frogs are not […]


Help Your Kids Discover the Joy of Reading 4

My post, The Benefits of Reading with Children,  turned out to be much more popular than I’d predicted. The interest this post generated along with a recent conversation with a friend who is mom to a hesitant reader has inspired me to turn this topic into a mini-series of posts about reading […]

Tips for showing the joy of reading

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Google+ Link Up and Kid Lit Blog Hop 61

Welcome to the 61st Kid Lit Blog Hop! If you’re an author, publisher, or blogger, feel free to link up a post related to children’s literature.  If you’re a person wanting to see what’s happening in the world of kid-lit, please poke around the link-up and pop in on any posts […]


Visit Yellowstone National Park 4

Yellowstone National Park was our first national park in the United States. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America, and is located mostly within Wyoming. It is a unique piece of western wilderness full of amazing sites to see.     If you haven’t visited this place […]

Visit Yellowstone National Park

book review of kid's yoga story

Rachel’s Day in the Garden Book Review 5

About the Book Title: Rachel’s Day in the Garden (A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book) | Author: Giselle Shardlow | Illustrator: Hazel Quintanilla | Publication Date: December 23, 2014 | Publisher: Kids Yoga Stories | Number of pages: 34 | Recommended age: 3 to 6 years Summary: Experience the benefits […]


Kid Lit Blog Hop and Goodreads Link-up

Welcome to the 60th Kid Lit Blog Hop! If you’re an author, publisher, or blogger, feel free to link up a post related to children’s literature.  If you’re a person wanting to see what’s happening in the world of kid-lit, please poke around the link-up and pop in on any […]

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Benefits of reading with kids

Benefits of Reading with your Children 9

As a parent or caregiver, you probably know that reading to your kids is good for them.  But do you realize just how many underlying benefits there are to that simple act of sitting down with your child and a good book?   Here are just some of the reasons […]