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If You Give a Pig a Party … Family Fun Night

This month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids we are featuring Laura Numeroff, author behind the series “If you give a …” series, plus many more fun titles.  Our family’s favorite book by her is “If You Give a Pig

Gathering Some Books for Thanksgiving

My kids and I love reading seasonal books as our bedtime stories.  It’s a great way to get some snuggles, a passion for reading, and some learning in every day.  Here are some books for Thanksgiving we’ve found and love:

“Bear Says Thanks”: Learning Homophones

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Karma Wilson.  The kids and I had only read of couple of her books before, so it was a lot of fun to explore her books in my depth his month.

When Witches Aren’t Just for Halloween: Pagan Children Learning Series

For many the talk of witches and magic isn’t over when November 1st rolls around.   For Pagans, discussions about magic and witches are of importance ALL year long. Pagan parents … and anyone interested in learning more about Paganism …

“Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays” and Activities – Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids, November 2013

This month the Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids is featuring Folktales & Fairy Tales.  This got a TON of eye rolls from my seven-year-old son with whom I am participating with in the Chapter Book Club.  My daughter, his four-year-old

A Round-Up of Halloween Reading for Kids

I really amazes me how many wonderful children’s books there are about Halloween.  I keep on finding more … and more … and more.  So, I decided to do a round-up of Halloween reading for kids! Here’s some titles we found

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? – a Fun Menu activity to go along with Nick Sharratt’s book

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Nick Sharratt!  Once again I collected all the books I could by him at our library … and a couple that we had around the house.  Here are some of that

Activities to go along with “Haunted Castle on Hallow’s Eve” (a MTH book) … and the Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids

Jack and Annie, the main characters from The Magic Treehouse series (MTH), by Mary Pope Osborn, are favorites around our house.  We’ve been reading through the series (on & off) for about a year now.  It was just pure luck that

PlayDrMom’s Favorite Fairy Books & Movies

Since we’re all about fairies this week, I figured I’d share some our favorite fairy books & movies … Books Fairy Tales, by e.e. cummings (a collection of four whimsical stories) Mary Englelbreit’s Fairy Tales (beautifully illustrated classic tales) Alice the

Football Books for Kids!

  My post yesterday for the Virtual Book Club for Kids that featured “Little Granny Quarterback” co-authored by Bill Martin, Jr., got me thinkin’ … what other great football books are there for kids?  Here’s what I found … Dino-Football, by

Football Themed Learning: Activities to go along with “Little Granny Quarterback” by Bill Martin, Jr.

This month’s featured author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is Bill Martin, Jr.  Being that he has authored over 300 children books it’s pretty tricky to narrow down which one to focus on for the blog hop, but one

PlayDrMom’s favorite children’s books about Creativity

An important aspect of therapy … be it with adults or children … is helping people think creatively.  This doesn’t mean making them do arts & crafts (although sometimes that helps), it means helping clients not getting hung up in one