10 Books for a Day at the Beach or Lake

10 Books for a Day at the Beach or Lake

Wonderful books about the beach and lake that are perfect for that summer reading list! There are SO many things to do at the beach!  Have you tried any of these Science at the Beach activities? But a day on the sand or at the lake can...
Continue reading
17240 Hits

How to Start a Mother Daughter Book Club

Tips & book recommendations for starting a Mother/Daughter book club!As much as I love read aloud sessions with my kids , I also know that I can’t read to them forever – although I’ll certain keep trying ;)As kids get older, the ...
53854 Hits

Exploring the Library: Finding Cool Stuff in the Non-fiction Section {free printable}

The library is a magical place for kids! So many wonderful books holding everything you've ever wanted to know -- and some things you never knew you wanted to know until you get lost in a book. But sometimes the library can be a little ov...
Continue reading
52325 Hits

10 Camping Books for Kids + Where to Camp for Free!

Find free places to camp with your family and great books for camping for kids! Planning a family camping trip this year?  Or just pitching a tent in the backyard?  Camping with your kids can be tons of fun -- sleeping under the s...
Continue reading
28085 Hits

100+ Free Online Games & Book Activities

I love getting kids excited about books!  Sometimes it's not as easy as just handing them a book though. Getting kids into books isn't just about reading -- it's also about making the story interactive. And there are quite a few chi...
Continue reading
52098 Hits

50 Memorable Read-Aloud Books for Kids

Today is a double celebration at our house -- first, it's my daughter's birthday so we're doing all the things she loves :) and second, it's World Read Aloud Day! Which is very coincidental since my little girl is the BIGGEST read-aloud fan...
Continue reading
176548 Hits

The BEST Spring Books for Kids

Enjoy some seasonal reading with the BEST books about Spring!I don't know about you but I've kinda had it with winter this year -- I am ready to move on to a change of the seasons!So here's my plan --I think if we all think 'sunny' thoughts...
36244 Hits

Life Skills for Kids: Money Management, Map Skills & Healthy Behaviors

As parents, we all know how important it is to teach our children various life skills.  Learning about money, healthy behaviors and other everyday tasks are just as important as all the math & reading skills the kids learn at scho...
Continue reading
53453 Hits

The Best Books to Read at the Breakfast Table

When do you do storytime at your house? I know most families (ours included!) choose to read right before naptime or bedtime.  The kids are winding down and it's a great opportunity to snuggle up with a story. That's usually when we ...
Continue reading
20982 Hits

Multicultural Children's Book Day: Exploring Chinese Culture

Wouldn't it be wonderful to travel the world?  To be able to visit beautiful places and experience new cultures would be amazing! But world travel is also expensive ... and not so easy once you have a family. Which is why I rely on u...
Continue reading
12391 Hits

15 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2015

As am sure you know, we are big readers at our house.  And as readers, do you know what's worse than dropping an ice cream cone around here?  Waiting for the next book from a much loved author or illustrator to come out! Serious...
Continue reading
13863 Hits

20 Fun Island Activities for Kids

Right now, it's 2 degrees outside and I am *wishing* for a day at the beach. Anyone else with me? There's nothing more fun that turning a day on its heels and just totally doing the opposite of what's around you. Like 'visiting an island...
Continue reading
29296 Hits

14 Wonderful Winter Books for Kids & Teens

We knew it would arrive at some point - colder temps are upon us.  In our house, cold weather is synonymous with curling up with a good book (or two!). There's just something about a classic winter book that screams 'grab a b...
24840 Hits

Gifting Books as Adventures

A number of years ago, we started a tradition at our house -- giving books for Christmas.  Each year, our kids get to open one of their gifts early -- oh yea, they love that!  When they come home on their first day of holiday br...
Continue reading
10288 Hits

Ideas for Connecting Nature with Books: A Year in the Secret Garden

Have you ever read a book with the kids and thought "Wow!  I wish there was something more that we could do with the story." ? Than boy do we have an awesome post for you today! One of our amazing friends has created a book of extens...
Continue reading
17352 Hits