Edventures with Kids
Ideas that Inspire Creativity, Reduce Chaos & Encourage Learning
We had some amazing posts linked up to our Discover & Explore 'Gardening with Kids' linky. Be sure to stop by Fantastic Fun & Learning to see some of the cool science-related garden ideas that are being featured today.
With the National Summer Library Book theme being 'Dig into Reading', I wanted to feature some of the great posts that would pair nicely with garden books for your summer reading list.
Welcome to the Poppins Book Nook - a monthly online book club for kids from preschool to high school!
The theme for this month's Poppins Book Club is wizards!
Whether it's Merlin, Dumbledore or Morgan LeFay, there are some much loved wizards in children's literature.
This week, our Discover & Explore feature is Gardening with Kids. We can't wait to see all of your fun ideas & projects as we enter gardening season!
Not only is gardening a fun family activity, it’s also a wonderful way to learn about science, nature and math. And kids really enjoy digging in the dirt, watching plants grow and then eating what they've harvested!
Teaching Kids to Be Unique Featured
I love getting kids excited about books! I've also learned that Children's Book Publishers also love to get kids excited about reading.
So this week's edition of our 5 Fun Finds features some of the top Children's Publishing websites and the amazing games & activities they offer -- all linked to great kids books.
Note: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
Welcome to our first post in the Poppins Book Club!
This online book club is for kids from preschool to highschool - kids who love to do more than just read a book!
Each month, a new theme will be introduced and we encourage you to choose your own book (or two) to read. Parents and teachers will find lots of fun activities each month based on the theme - this month's theme is Knights, Princesses & Castles. If you're a blogger, connect your books to an activity or craft and share it during our link-up each month.
March 22nd is World Water Day
It's a day for all of us to remember that water is an important resource in our life and clean water is a limited resource for many around the world.
Everyone can make a difference in preserving this natural resource, even the youngest among us! In fact, the kids might even teach us adults a thing or two.
Welcome to our March Online Book Club for Kids!
This month, we explore the wonderfully imaginative books of Julia Donaldson.
Each month, our group of 40+ book-loving bloggers chooses an author and highlights some fun projects, crafts and activities that match up with their books. The book club is a great way to find fun extension activities that will get the kids more excited about reading and books!
One of my favorite things about reading to my kids is sharing books that I loved as a child.
I especially enjoy reminiscing with holiday books - they always bring back fun memories of the dressing up in our Easter finest, large family get-togethers and egg hunts around the house.
March is reading month and in honor of the Share a Story - Shape a Future, I wanted to share our story of how our kids learned to read.
In our home, helping the kids learn to read was what we called 'a full contact sport'.
Continuous encouragement (and honestly, even some arguing).
It was not an easy task.
Both of our kids have always loved books but let me tell you, learning to read can be challenging for kids!
Kids love to hear stories - ask any child and I'll bet they tell you that one of their favorite parts of their day is read-aloud and storytime!
Listening to a book helps kids to develop better concentration and listening skills, engages their imagination, increases their vocabulary and enhances their desire to be a reader as they grow.
Today we are one of 50+ blogs hosting a fantastic 'Booking Across the USA' blog project!
Together, we will each feature a kids' book and activity for all of the 50 States -- you can travel across the country right from your own couch :-) This amazing idea was the creation of Growing Book by Book, a wonderful blog with great ideas for sharing books with kids.
Read and learn along with us as we criss-cross the country!
Have you ever had a kid who asked "Can I help?" when you were preparing a meal? There's all kinds of ways that kids can get involved in the kitchen!
Cooking is a great life skill and everyone should know some of the basics behind preparing a well-balanced meal.
Young children can learn how to choose nutritious foods, prepare snacks, and mix & measure ingredients. Older kids will enjoy mastering the skills of whisking, creating fun desserts and learning to crack an egg (warning: buy more than you think you'll need).
Welcome to our February Online Book Club for Kids where we're enjoying the wonderful stories of Dr. Seuss!
If you have a child (or remember being a child) than you are very familiar with Dr. Seuss -- one of the most well-known and loved children's authors and illustrators!
This month, we'll be highlighting the works for Dr. Seuss and celebrating reading in a few fun ways.