Storytime: Is That You Winter?

I’m happily now contributing a children’s storybook & activity once a month over at 5 Minutes for Books (they’re a sister site of 5 Minutes for Mom). Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Winter books, Is That You Winter?,… Continue Reading →

Holiday Picture Books for Kids

Today’s post is dedicated to storytime! These books are perfect for the upcoming Holidays! Here are some great links to websites that share their reviews on a few fun Holiday books. Thanksgiving Holiday Stories What is Thanksgiving by Michelle Medlock… Continue Reading →

Makin’ a Splash with Bathtime Toys

My kids love this story, I Don’t Want to Have a Bath by Julie Sykes. We read it this week for storytime. Little tiger doesn’t want to take a bath. How can he be convinced he needs one? To help… Continue Reading →

Meet Your Local Firefighters

After reading Clifford the Firehouse Dog by Norman Bridwell for storytime, we were able to visit a fire station and learn even more about fire safety. If you call ahead to almost any fire station, they’ll take you on a… Continue Reading →

Color Pictures in a Photo Album

We love looking at photo albums. My son loves to get out his baby book and see how cute he was. It’s fun to look at pictures of personal things. So I thought it would be fun to come up… Continue Reading →

I Love Dirt – Interview & Giveaway

Author Jennifer Ward has been sharing her love of animals and nature in her darling children’s books (some of which I own and love) for nearly ten years. She’s now come out with a new book for grown ups, helping… Continue Reading →

Seashells by the Seashore

We love to collect seashells each time we go to the beach. Unfortunately, on our last trip to the beach, seashells were scarce. It’s the end of summer and all the beach goers must have scooped them up. We were… Continue Reading →

Ants on a Log

Ants are interesting little creatures. I know I’ve stepped on my fair share. And especially as of late, as these little bugs have been creeping all around our yard. So to become a little less of an Ant Bully, we… Continue Reading →

Care Bear Birthday

For birthday’s, I love to pick party themes and play games and eat cake all centered around a theme. My little girl just turned 3 and for her birthday she chose to have a Care Bear Party. We celebrated with… Continue Reading →

Back to School Books

As we’re getting ready and excited for the first day of school (next Monday), we’ve been reading some fun children’s books that talk about school. Here’s a list of fun books for going back to school. Ms. Bindergarten Gets Ready… Continue Reading →

Read for a Cause

Cindy at Skip to My Lou has asked me to guest post a fun storytime and activity over at her blog. She’s celebrating a week of books and getting people excited to read, spreading the word about Read to Feed…. Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Kissing Hand

Today’s storytime is the perfect book to read to a child who may be a little apprehensive about starting school. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is about a young raccoon who doesn’t want to leave home to go to… Continue Reading →

How to Eat Fried Worms

Don’t worry, this post is not a recipe for Fried Worms! It’s our next Make and Takes Storytime. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell was a delightfully tasty chapter book to read with my 5 year old. Actually… Continue Reading →

Feather Duster Puppets

Every few weeks or so, I walk down the Dollar Store isles looking for crafty magic. With the supplies only costing $1, I’m always able to find something we can make into a craft. You’ll be surprised by what you… Continue Reading →

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket

Storytime today is brought to us by Guest Make and Taker, Alison from This Wasn’t the Plan. As she’s a mother of boys, Alison knows life can get pretty silly, sort of like Dr. Seuss’s stories. So she’s sharing a… Continue Reading →

Blooming Garden

Fresh produce just can’t be beat. Once you’ve tasted a home grown tomato, you’ll never go back. Happily, my garden is doing great this year. We planted peas, tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions. In a week or so when the… Continue Reading →

Fablehaven Fantasy Fair

In preparation for a local Fantasy Fair and for storytime this week, I read (or mostly read) the book Fablehaven to my son. The vocabulary is more for an older child, so I did my best telling him the story…. Continue Reading →

Hatching Butterflies

We had fun watching our Caterpillars grow, form their chrysalids, and hatch into beautiful butterflies. The Painted Lady’s were amazing. We cut them fresh flowers and put drops of sugar water on them to drink. Once we let them free,… Continue Reading →

The Boxcar Children

I am excited for today’s storytime, as it’s brought to you by a Guest Make and Taker. Kris, from Lima Bean Home, has participated in a fun storytime with her children using the book series, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude… Continue Reading →

How Many Feet You Meet

Ever since I was a kid, this week’s storytime book has been a favorite of mine. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss is a classic. There’s a whole series of these great Beginner Books, including The Nose Book, The Eye… Continue Reading →

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