Storytime

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my superhero son, Matt. He’s been part of this blog since it’s beginning with kids crafts, and a craft video as well. He’s my little bookworm and I’m happy to have him sharing reviews each month for some of his favorite books. I’m going to let him take […]

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We love to celebrate our storytime reading with fun crafts and activities to further our learning and exploration of our books. With Dr. Seuss’s birthday coming up on March 2nd, I’m highlighting 4 activities to craft for one of my favorite books, The Lorax. Here are 4 activities to celebrate The Lorax! 1. Truffula Tree […]

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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 whole intro memorized. In fact, I think I can still sing it all today… “butterfly […]

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 much longer while eating, plus they ate better, too. Win-win! It was always especially fun […]

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 for a craft or activity! This whimsical story of a day when, instead of stickers […]

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 a few chapters from our book. We have already finish “The Lion the Witch and […]

Storybook Summer post by Bethany of No Twiddle Twaddle Hi! I’m Bethany, author of No Twiddle Twaddle, and I’m excited to post today on Make and Takes about one of my favorite subjects, children’s books. I admit, I had trouble picking a favorite picture book (my kids and I only have around a million and one […]

Storybook Summer post by Gina of Famiglia & Seoul My toddler and I just love heading to the library to see what new books we can discover. I spotted a basic “I Spy” book on the shelf and thought this would be a perfect book to introduce him to, since he just loves pointing things […]

Storybook Summer post by Terri of Creative Family Fun Do you have a favorite quilt or blanket that brings you comfort every time you wrap up in it? We do and that’s why we chose to read The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola. It’s a wonderful story about a little girl, Abigail, and her […]

Storybook Summer post by Cerys of Rainy Day Mum We’ve recently potty trained and underpants and books featuring them have become a big favourite in our house with one of them being Dinosaurs love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cox. As for most toddlers J is fascinated by Dinosaurs and this book gives a […]

Storybook Summer post by Sara of Creative Jewish Mom Hi, I’m Sara from creativejewishmom.com, and we are so excited to share with you one of our cutest ever craft projects! Thanks so much to Marie for inviting us to participate in her Storybook Summer Series which is how this project came about. This is the […]

March 2nd is here, which means it’s National Reading Day, celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. What is there not to love about Dr. Seuss? His stories and pictures are some of the greatest of all time. I have so many favorites. How are you celebrating Dr. Seuss and National Reading Day? The Lorax is one story […]

We’ve been on a writing-kick lately, for homeschool.  Remember my A Fun Way to Encourage Handwriting post??  I’ve also raved about how great journals are for kids.  Yep, I’m still on one.  And, with Halloween coming up, my thoughts turned grim…well, gruesome.  My kids LOVE scary stories.  I think they’ve inherited my twisted mind.  So, […]

We can’t get enough of Calvin and his crazy adventures. I used to read these books over and over again when I was a child and it’s so much fun to now share them with my son! He’ll be in his room reading and giggling for 2 days straight, going from cover to cover. I […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #11 Sarah E. #42 Janelle, #76 Anne. Have fun finding out what happens in this final book!! Yes, it’s here! Can you believe it? The 5th and final book in the Fablehaven series is out today: Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison, and […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. The 3 winners for the Back to School Giveaway from Cherish Bound are: #4 Lindsey, #65 Renee, and #16 Katy. Have fun with storytelling! I had the opportunity to go to a mini storytelling festival sponsored by Cherish Bound a few weeks back. They’re getting […]

Angee from Stories for Snuggling and Dresses and Messes is here as my guest today, sharing a fun reading activity for the whole family. Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert is one of the most unique books I have ever seen!!  The pages are shape cutouts that are stacked on top of each other to make […]

While at Mom 2.0, I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Katherine Center. She was a panelist, talking about her experience writing her novels, The Bright Side of Disaster and Everyone is Beautiful. I was so intrigued by her latest book’s premise, Everyone is Beautiful, that I bought a copy and started reading right […]

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, has recently become one of my favorite children’s books. My son checked it out a few months back from his school library and it’s been a family favorite ever since. It’s about a little girl, Trixie, who loves her bunny “Knuffle Bunny“, but loses it at the laundry mat. As […]

I’m sharing a fun Book & Craft over at 5 Minutes for Books. We’re reading A Book of Kisses and sharing a yummy kissable treat! Come on over and see how we made these fun Valentine Kisses!

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