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Mix and Match Monster Flip Book

We keep our Halloween fun on the silly side around our house. My girls are not into scary! We had a great time drawing a stack of silly monsters together, then putting them together into a mix and match monster… Continue Reading →

Sticker Storybook Starters

We are big fans of stickers. But sometimes they are over and done with too quickly. So we’re making Sticker Storybook Starters to get creative and help them last a little longer. These little story book starters are a perfect… Continue Reading →

Eric Carle Caterpillar Clothespin Craft

You already know caterpillars are super cool creatures. Well, I spotted this over at the MT Spotlight by Evelyn of The Bottomsup Blog! She’s created this darling caterpillar clothespin to craft and celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The kids… Continue Reading →

How to Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at the Reading Rainbow blog, yes, that Reading Rainbow! Did you grow up watching LeVar Burton on PBS showcasing all kinds of new and exciting books to read? I loved it. I had the… Continue Reading →

4 Childrens’ Book Illustrator Websites Worth Checking Out

We love picture books! Even though my girls can read big, fat chapter books now, there is still something magical about a silly or sweet story paired with the perfect illustrations. My girls often use picture books as inspiration for… Continue Reading →

10 Last Minute Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

What better gift for dad than something homemade from the heart. Kids will love to craft up a silly snake tie, a monster bookmark, or even some family fridge magnets! Here are 10 fabulous Father’s Day crafts to make this… Continue Reading →

Silly Story Time With Dad

I have to say Jordan, my husband, is pretty good at storytelling. He gets very animated and his silly voices come out! There’s one funny Veggie Tales book we’ve been reading to our kids for years and each character has… Continue Reading →

The Artful Parent Resource Book

I love a good kids craft book and I’m so excited about this one from Jean of The Artful Parent. I’ve been following her blog since I started blogging and her site is filled with so many fabulous ideas. It’s… Continue Reading →

Instagram Giveaway for One of 3 M&T Books!

Yes, you wanna win one of these!! I’ve got 3 Make and Takes for Kids books up for grabs over on Instagram! To Enter to WIN one of 3 MT books: follow @makeandtakes on Instagram upload any fun crafty photo of… Continue Reading →

Simple Ideas for Pairing Stories and Snacks

When my girls were wiggly toddlers and preschoolers, we did a lot of our read-aloud time at the kitchen table. They would nibble on their meals, while I read a big stack of picture books. They would listen to stories… Continue Reading →

Make and Takes Reading Corner: Thanksgiving Stories

It’s time for another episode of Make and Takes Reading Corner for the month of November. Be sure to pick these up at the library and keep them at the kids table while the turkey dinner is cookin’! Watch our video… Continue Reading →

Making Scratch Off Paper with Recycled Books

How cool is this project from Morena of Morena’s Corner? I can’t get over it, I want to make these now! Found over at the M&T Spotlight, this project is on our weekend to-do list. I love that these are… Continue Reading →

Make and Takes Reading Corner: Halloween Stories

It’s time for another episode of Make and Takes Reading Corner for the month of October. And as Halloween is inching closer, it’s always fun to celebrate this ghoulish holiday with some spooky stories. Watch our video to see what are… Continue Reading →

Join the Virtual Book Club for Kids

I love this idea for a series I found over at the M&T Spotlight. It’s a Virtual Book Club for Kids from The Educators’ Spin On it, Toddler Approved and Mommy and Me Book Club. Each month they will have a… Continue Reading →

Make and Takes Reading Corner – 4 Family Favorites

Gather the kids, it’s time for Make and Takes Reading Corner. I’m starting a new monthly series where we share some of our favorite children’s books. Today it’s all about our family favorites. Watch our latest video sharing what books… Continue Reading →

When Dinosaurs Came With Everything with Mama Smiles

Storybook Summer post by MaryAnne of Mama Smiles The book When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach is a long-time favorite in our house, so I wasn’t surprised when six-year-old Emma picked it when I asked her to choose a book… Continue Reading →

Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat with Impress Your Kids

Storybook Summer post by Amanda of Impress Your Kids A few years ago one of my best friends (a teacher) gave me Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat by Jeff Brumbeau for a birthday gift. Now, why would an adult (even a teacher!)… Continue Reading →

Bagels from Benny with Mommy and Me Bookclub

Storybook Summer post by Danielle of Mommy and Me Book Club Our family leaves the library with 5 large tote bags filled to the brim on a weekly basis. We enjoy most of the books we read, but sometimes, one book… Continue Reading →

The Book Bear Wants More with Inspiration Laboratories

Storybook Summer post by Trisha of Inspiration Laboratories My son loves any of the Bear books by Karma Wilson. I think his favorite has to be Bear Wants More. He walks around quoting that one more than any of the others. All… Continue Reading →

The Wind in the Willows with Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Storybook Summer post by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles At the beginning of the summer my girls and I selected a few books that we would read as a group. Most afternoons we gather around, inside or out, and I read… Continue Reading →

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