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Book Reviews Coming Soon!

We just got back from our family vacation, and I was thrilled to come home to #bookmail! From the author Kim Bogren Owen, I received the book Art Parts: A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art.  I get to share this book with my art loving kiddos to see what we think, plus we got… Continue reading Book Reviews Coming Soon!

Book Review · Parenting · Raising kids · Raising Readers

Gross sea animals–a bedtime read we loved!

Every so often I get to read to both of my kids together at night, and every so often I pick a great book for us to enjoy. Two nights ago was one of those times. As I mentioned in a previous post, we’re going on a trip to the aquarium, so I wanted to read… Continue reading Gross sea animals–a bedtime read we loved!

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Five Reasons my Kids Listen to Books

“Mom, a stegosaurus weighs 4 hundred, 4 thousand 8 million pounds,” says my son. Me: “Okayyyy…now go back to bed.” My daughter (sorta mumbling): “I knew about the crocodile, but that’s it.” Now although it may sound like my children are talking in their sleep or doing every thing possible to avoid sleep (which may… Continue reading Five Reasons my Kids Listen to Books

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Happy Father’s Day!

When I was looking for quotes about Father’s Day, most of what I saw about dads include words like “hero”, “anchor”, and “idol”, and I completely agree. Continue to be that hero or that anchor for your child(ren), by showing and/or telling them the importance of reading.  That’s easily a lifelong gift you can give… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!

Parenting · Raising kids · Raising Readers · summertime

Going on a trip? I’ve got a tip! (Summer tip #3)

Like many of you, we’re planning on taking a vacation this year.  And in preparation for that little trip, I will be bringing in some books.  I started this a couple of years ago, when we took our first vacation to the beach. For that trip, I grabbed Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach.… Continue reading Going on a trip? I’ve got a tip! (Summer tip #3)