Playful Reading: Books for Kids Archive

The ULTIMATE Christmas Book List

CHRISTMAS BOOKS!  I LOVE CHRISTMAS BOOKS! I love cuddling on the couch near the tree and reading my kids some of my favorite holiday stories from when I was a child … AND I love discovering new

SQUEAK!: Books about Christmas Mice

The one Christmas book that stands out the most in my memory from my own childhood was Santa Mouse, by Michael Brown.   I loved snuggling next to my mom when she read me the story about

Bah Humbug! Books

Sometimes it’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit.  So, for those of you that are having a difficult time mustering up some holiday cheer … remember you aren’t alone. Here are some great examples … Bah

Books about Santa!

I just LOVE that jolly ol’ man in the red suit!  At my house we just can’t wait for him to come visit again … but until then will settle down and read our favorite books about

10 Versions of the Classic Tale: The Night Before Christmas

I think it’s safe to say that one of the most beloved Christmas tales is “The Night Before Christmas” written by Clement Moore.  Here’s a collection of 10 wonderful versions that either use the original text or

Children’s Characters Christmas Books

Most companies that promote products for children have been hip to jumping on the commercial bandwagon of Christmas books for kids for quite some time.  But that doesn’t mean there are some great children’s characters Christmas books

Teach Kids How to STOP Negative Thinking

“I can’t”                  “I’ll never be able to …”                                          

Hatch a Dragon!

I am SO excited that for the THIRD summer in a row we are participating in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin on It!  It’s become a summer tradition for us!!!  For those who

BUBBLES: Books, Crafts, & Fun

I’ve always been a sucker for BUBBLES.  Never grew out of loving them.  And now that I have kids, I share my love of bubbles with them! We’ve been having a lot of fun with bubbles in

What’s Missing?: “Search & Find” Sensory Bin Activity

I am SO excited that for the THIRD summer in a row we are participating in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin on It!  It’s become a summer tradition for us!!!  For

What’s Your Favorite Animal? – Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Eric Carle

This month the Virtual Book for Kids is featuring the beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. I have loved his work for as long as I can remember … and The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of the first

Utilizing the Books of Mem Fox in Play Therapy and as Parenting Resources

I’ve said this time again, one of the reasons we love participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids is because it exposes myself and my kids to children’s authors that we might not otherwise explore.  This