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A Fun Activity to go with “Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book”, by Julia Donaldson

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Julia Donaldson.  I wasn’t familiar with this popular, award-winning British author … so I was very pleased to be introduced to her wonderful stories. The kids enjoyed all the books by

Booking Across the USA – M is for MICHIGAN!

Booking Across the USA is a collaborative blogging project created by Growing Book By Book.  Participating bloggers are showcasing a book and activity related to their state.  All 50 states are represented!!!  Being a lifelong Michigan resident, I’m proud to represent

Wacky Day – Virtual Kids Book Club featuring Dr. Seuss

One of my kids’ favorite Dr. Seuss book (actually favorite of ANY books) is Wacky Wednesday.  We have read it a countless number of times.  My kids love to find all the wacky and misplaced things on each page.  Since the

Exploring Snowflakes

I found some great books the other day while at the library that really inspired us to learn a lot more about snowflakes.  These are the books … Widgets Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin … tells the story of

Anonymous Joy Bombing – Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring David McPhail

As I’ve said before, one of the main reasons I love participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids is because I get to exposed to new authors and have the opportunity to explore each author’s works in depth.  This month

Countdown to Christmas with Books, part 3

We’ve continued to have fun opening up our new Christmas books.  Here’s what we’ve received and read this week … 21.  Merry Christmas, from Biscuit, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli – Biscuit explores all his favorite things about Christmas and at the

Countdown to Christmas with Books – part 2

We’ve continued to have fun opening up our new Christmas books.  Here’s what we’ve received and read this week … 11.  Snowmen at Christmas, by Caralyn Buehner – Ever wonder how snowmen celebrate Christmas? 12.  The Longest Christmas List Ever, by

DIY Gingerbread Baby … for “keeps” not “eats”!!!

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is feature the AMAZING books of Jan Brett.  She has an amazing collection of books that highlight beautiful illustrations of all kinds of animals. Widgets We love SO many of them, so

Countdown to Christmas with Books, part 1

As you may have seen in my post last Saturday (Our Elf Update: Week One 2012), Santa sent us a box filled with 25 wrapped books.  One to unwrap each day until Christmas.  Here’s what we’ve opened so far in our

Utilizing the books of Tomie dePaola as parenting and therapeutic resources

Participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids has been a great way to study different authors not only with my kids at home … but to also introduce me to more children’s book that I can use at work and

PlayDrMom’s Favorite books to help Kids Build Self-Esteem

Spoon, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal … Is a nice way to talk to children about jealousy and, in turn, being thankful for our own uniqueness and personal gifts.  Check out this great activity from Coffee Cups and Crayons. Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes …

PlayDrMom’s favorite children’s books on SOCIAL SKILLS

There are SO many great children’s books out there … and so many of them can be used to teach children how to treat others with care and concern, to be a better friend, and to help them navigate a variety