Feb 052016
 
Lincoln: Books and Writing Prompts

In honor of President’s Day, here are some great books about Lincoln and his times to read with your kids, as well as some prompts for writing or discussion.  Lincoln is really one of those great people in history to teach our children about, so prepare to be inspired! This post contains affiliate links.  If […]

Feb 032016
 
Chinese New Year Learning Activities

The Year of the Monkey is almost here, and I am excited to tell you about some wonderful Chinese New Year learning activities you can do with your kids to celebrate!  What’s great about this packet is that it can be used any year, not just for the Year of the Monkey. Disclosure: I received […]

Feb 012016
 
George Washington Carver: Facts, Activities, and Resources

George Washington Carver is known to many of us as the “Peanut Scientist.”  But in researching this article, I discovered that he was so much more!  He was a real people’s scientist, always focusing on what would be practically useful to the common man and making sure to share this knowledge with him.  His life […]

Jan 282016
 
Ayyam-i-Ha Countdown Flower

The Bahá’í holiday of Ayyam-i-Ha is coming soon, and while I loved the countdown chain we’ve done previously, this year I wanted to jazz it up a little and do something a little more crafty and maybe even pretty. A popular symbol among Bahá’ís is the nine-pointed star, since the number nine symbolizes unity.  I […]

Jan 262016
 
Find Diverse Books with Multicultural Children's Book Day

Many parents and educators want to share diverse books with children but have trouble finding them.  Thankfully Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press created Multicultural Children’s Book Day, a unique event whose mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but […]

Jan 252016
 
Middle Grade Goddess Fiction

Do you have a daughter who loves to dress up as a princess?  Inspire her with a tale of a real-life princess or a story of a goddess from mythology! Every little girl, it seems, wants to be a princess; yet the lessons many princess stories teach are questionable at best: Sit around and look […]

Jan 222016
 
Bilingual Board Books {Multicultural Children's Book Day}

Do you live in a bilingual household or simply want to teach your kids a little Spanish?  Bilingual board books are a wonderful way to introduce your children to Spanish at an early age, and the text is simple enough for kids (and adults!) that have only a rudimentary understanding of the language. Disclosure: I […]

Jan 202016
 
Healthy Desserts for Kids

Cooking with kids is such a fun family activity, plus it’s a great way to teach healthy eating habits!  We love sweets in our house, so when possible I try to choose healthy desserts and have my kids to help me make them.  They are always surprised to see how healthy ingredients can make such […]

Jan 152016
 
Diverse Winter Books for Children

Previously I shared some of our favorite winter books for kids, but there were so many I had to do another post!  This time I focused on winter books with diverse characters, since it is important to me that our reading material reflect the world around us.  I was pleasantly surprised at how many diverse […]

Jan 122016
 
Winter Books for Kids

Winter is a wonderful time to share great books with your kids.  The cold weather lends itself perfectly to snuggling up under a blanket together to read!  Here are some of our favorite winter books. Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of Max and Marla and The Thing about Yetis; however, all opinions are my own. This […]

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