SLOTH AND SQUIRREL ARE A TEAM!

The friendship between this unlikely pair of buddies shines from the first lines of this story. They are a team! They see each others’ good qualities, and when they make mistakes, there is no blame – they help each other out. ******************************* SLOTH & SQUIRREL IN A PICKLE Cathy Ballou – Author Kelly Collier – Illuistrator… Read More

MINDS IN BLOOM

Good thinkers collaborate and communicate.  These problems are ideal to work on with a partner. If we encourage our children to work in pairs or small groups and share ideas, they may learn to recognize that  two heads can be better than one. *********************************** SORTING SHAPES Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level Sara and Will were… Read More

BEARS DON’T READ!

This is a feel-good story of conviction and friendship.  It celebrates Bear’s determination and acknowledges that reading is not an easy task, something our children will be able to empathize with. Fundamental to the story is the subtle message that there’s a difference between not being able to read and not wanting to read. ********************** BEARS… Read More

TINKERING WITH CARDBOARD … Slotted Construction

With cardboard, scissors, and art supplies, our families can create DIY construction sets with interlocking slots. We all have a steady supply of cardboard these days,  so I started playing with the idea of making multiple pieces from cardboard.  I traced and cut out cardboard circles, then tested out ways to connect the pieces.  I cut… Read More

YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING

At a time when kindness, friendship, and community are more important than ever, author Nina Laden brings us her incredible book, You Are A Beautiful Beginning.   It is a celebration of self-love, friendship, and community.  Inspired by the timeless adage, this book is meant to empower our little ones and help them find their self-confidence and… Read More

OUR FRIEND HEDGEHOG: The Story of Us

Hedgehog searches for her lost friend, Mutty. The cast of creatures she meets during her journey each contribute to the search in their own special ways. Soon,  Mole, Beaver, Hen, Owl, and Annika Mae teach Hedgehog that when you are going through tough times, the ones around you can offer strength, connection and perspective. ***************************** Sometimes… Read More

BADGER’S PERFECT GARDEN

This is a perfect story to share with our children at any time, but especially with a little gardener at springtime. Perhaps it will inspire you and your little helpers to plant your own perfect garden! *********************** BADGER’S PERFECT GARDEN Marsha Diane Arnold – Author Ramona Kaulitzki – Illustrator It is spring. Badger has dozens of… Read More