Archive for July, 2019

Time for the Dreaded Back-to-School Checklist

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

back-to-school

The back-to-school countdown is on.

We’re home from family vacation.

Summer camp is complete and nobody got poison ivy this year.

We made our annual trip to the zoo. (And we all agree that the job of wearing the furry vest and holding and feeding the baby gorilla looks like the best job ever!)

We spent quality time with the cousins. And the grandparents.

We volunteered to serve ice cream at the senior center.

But with two weeks left of summer, it’s officially time for the much-dreaded back-to-school checklist.

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How Books Help Kids Discover Interests

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Kids Discover Interests

A book can be opened time and time again revealing something new each time to the reader. Maybe it’s the illustration, story line, or the way it makes the reader feel. It’s one of the reasons we are passionate about creating children’s books!

Books can also help kids discover interests or what “makes them tick.” Discovering this at a young age can help a child tremendously as they grow. 

According to psychologist Silvan Tomkins, “It is interest which is primary. Interest supports both what is necessary for life and what is possible.”  Helping a child discover their interests early on is a gift to them. (more…)

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Throw a Book Birthday Party for Young Kids

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

book birthday party

From Following Featherbottom to Pete the Cat to The Cat in the Hat, a book birthday party is a fun way to celebrate the occasion for a pint-sized bibliophile.

We love the idea of building a party around a child’s favorite book.

It can make the story come to life for the child and their guests.

And depending on how you structure the party, it can also be the perfect way to create a beginning library.

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Why We Love the Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Fourth of July

I remember fondly Fourth of July celebrations as a child. 

We’d go to the local firework stand and pick out our favorites. My sister and I would light off fireworks in the days leading up to July 4th. Imagine LOUD for several days! 

On July 4th, the whole town would gather in the park for festivities. There’d be concerts, baseball games and food. The night would end with the sky lit up in a splendid array of color.

My kids, too, look forward in anticipation to the Fourth of July each year. The fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, gathering with friends and family, all things red, white and blue…what’s not to love? (more…)

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