Books about Trains, Boats, Planes and Things that Go

Today our Discover & Explore topic is Things that Go!  This is always a favorite topic for young kids -- cars, planes, boats, trains -- anything they can ride, drive or fly.  It's always fun to take kids on a new adventure ...
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13 Classic Books for Kids: Spring Stories

Enjoy story time this season with these classic books for kids with Spring stories!What do you remember about the spring days of your childhood? I have vivid memories of waking up to the sounds of birds and the smell of lilacs in our b...
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10 Books that Keep Kids Active

  I know what you're thinking -- reading is a stationary activity.  Fortunately, that's not always the case.  There are a number of terrific kids books that encourage the reader to get up and move with the story!  Thes...
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Fun Ways to Celebrate with Kids Books

  There will be a lot of reading going on this week - Read Across America (Dr. Suess's birthday) is March 2nd and celebrated in school throughout the week World Read Aloud Day is March 5th World Book Day is March 6th All great op...
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Children's Books about Countries Around the World

There are a lot of fun ways to introduce kids to geography and different cultures. We love to use maps with different activities to explore the world.  Having a map in your home is an inexpensive but excellent learning tool!We als...
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8 Unique Ways to Play & Create with Books

When is a book not a book? When it's an inspiration for a really awesome activity! As I was browsing through the Discover & Explore linky from last week, I was blown away by some of the great ideas that were inspired by kids books....
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10 Umbrella Stories for All Types of Weather

  Today is National Umbrella Day! I know that you might be asking "What is National Umbrella Day?" -- it's one of those little-known holidays that might not make it on your calendar but can be lots of fun to celebrate!...
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Artic Book and Craft Activities

  Well, we're getting another winter storm tonight.  Obviously the cold weather is going to hold on a little longer.  So instead of shaking my head, I thought I would embrace the idea of winter with a few fun ideas that were...
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Learning about Greek Mythology

We are joining our book loving friends today as the Poppins Book Nook heads to Ancient Greece! There's something so intriguing about traveling into the past.  We've loved exploring the some of the ancient cultures and customs of pas...
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Explore the North and South Pole: Books about Polar Animals

Today we are exploring the ends of the Earth (literally!)  If you enjoyed penguin books & resources, you'll LOVE this list of books that feature all types of polar animals! Most of us will never have the opportunity to visit the ...
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'The Night before My Birthday' and Great Kids Birthday Giveaway

  Birthday season is coming for our family.    Well, make that Birthday Season for everyone in my family BUT me.  I celebrated my special day last month – super great day!  The kids made me pancakes and I didn...
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Penguin Unit Study: 17 Books & Activities for Kids

Penguin Unit Study: 17 Books & Activities for Kids

Kids will love learning about penguins with these activities, books and lesson plan ideas -- you'll find TONS of information for a unit study or penguin project!Who loves penguins?! Those adorable and quirky birds are intriguing to so ...
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65+ Kids Books to Add to Your Reading List this Year

  I'm a list-making kind of girl.  Pen and paper for me (my tech-saavy teen thinks I'm so old school!)  And every January, I have a penchant for making booklists! We love reading at our house and are always visiting the ...
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The Best Creative Kids Activities from 2013

  I do love the month of January.  Not because of the snow or any special occasions -- it's because the month brings us a chance to slow down and reflect on all the great times from the previous year. Live is busy; we all know ...
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70+ Free Winter Printable Activities for Kids

Winter usually means more time indoors so it's always nice to have some quick & easy ideas on hand! Print off a variety of these FREE fun & learning activities and keep them in a basket.  Your kids can choose a few to do e...
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