Summer Book Exchange: Owl & Mouse Activities

We were involved in a wonderful book exchange program this summer that was coordinated by my friend Kim from The Educator's Spin on It.  The Summer Book Exchange included 30 bloggers who each chose a great book for summer reading, cre...
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15 Amazing Vintage Summer Reads for Kids

I'm a huge fan of kids lit! I know, no surprise there if you've read even a few of my posts which include more than 70 themed Book Lists for Kids.But even more than kids stories, I'm a big lover of vintage & classic children's book...
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Map Activities for Kids & Summer Reading

We're having some fun with maps this summer!  I love using maps as a learning tool with the kids.  Maps help teach geography, directions, reading skills and so much more. Previously, I shared Why Every Home Needs a Map - 7 Fun Wa...
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16 Zoo Animal Books for Children

16 Zoo Animal Books for Children

Enjoy these wonderful picture & chapter books about zoo animals before your next visit!One of the most popular activities that I've seen on many summer bucket lists (including ours!) is a visit to the zoo! We can't wait to head out...
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Creating Your Own Dinosaur Dig & Learning about Paleontology

  Today we’re featuring our book/activity idea for the Poppins Book Nook, a monthly book club that introduces new books and hands-on fun for your kids.  This month’s theme is Dinosaurs and we’ll be connecting with a number...
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Connecting Kids Books with Real Life for Children's Book Week {+ giveaway too!}

  This week is Children's Book Week and we're celebrating with a giveaway to kick off the week!  Hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews, we are linked with more than 90 other amazing book blogs who w...
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Kids Garden Activities that 'Dig into Reading'

With the National Summer Library Book theme being 'Dig into Reading', I wanted to feature some of the great posts linked up to our Discover & Explore 'Gardening with Kids '. There are so many garden activities that will pair nicely wi...
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Wizard Fun: Make your own Alchemy Lab

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 wiza...
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Gardening Books & Activites for Kids

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 t...
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Teaching Kids to Be Unique

Welcome to our April Online Book Club for Kids.  Each month, we choose a different children's author, highlight their books and share a number of kids activities & crafts. This month, our featured author & illustrator is David...
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Discover & Explore - A New Weekly Themed Linky

I'm very excited to introduce a new series to the blog beginning next week!  I will be co-hosting Discover & Explore, a weekly themed linky with Shaunna from Fantastic Fun & Learning....
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Create Your Own Castle from a Cardboard Box

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 ...
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Creating a Book Chain: Linking Books for Kids

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, craft...
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5 Tips for Raising a Reader & Great Book Resources for Kids

Did you know that March is National Reading Month?  It's a great time to think about what it takes to raise a child who reads and loves books....
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Great Cookbooks for Kids and Math Fun in the Kitchen

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 b...
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