Showing posts from March, 2018

Lunar Landing Love: Three Fabulous Apollo 11 Picture Books

The following is a not uncommon example of Library Serendipity. I love the public library!

Celebrate SPRING with Picture Books by Kevin Henkes

Spring is finally here! One of my favorite ways (besides getting outside! ) to nurture in my kids a connection with the natural world is through books! In this post I share some favorite picture books by Kevin Henkes that are perfect for celebrating the return of spring. These books have simple but lovely text and illustrations. All three of my kids have enjoyed these titles, but I especially love that my 6yo, a beginning reader, can read these titles with a small amount of help from mama. I try to have her read a book to me each day, and while there are many wonderful easy readers , sometimes it is fun to read a big lovely picture book together instead. Many of these titles are available in both large hardcover and board book formats.

How to Play SET with a 6-year-old

I love playing SET, but it is a challenging game that can be very frustrating for kids. You can only stare at 12 cards for so long without getting a little exasperated. Here are a few ways I make this game more kid-friendly. Disclosure: This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. Your purchase via these links helps support my blog.

Snowy read-alouds

Is it still snowing where you live? Here in sunny California, the kids are always wishing for snow. If it is still snowing where you are, my deepest apologies, but at least you can enjoy these fabulous books together about the snow.