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Children’s Books

First Birthday Tradition: Birthday Book

First Birthday Tradition: Birthday Book

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. First Birthday Tradition We started a tradition at my son’s first birthday where we had a book sitting out at his party for everyone to write messages to him in. It is really special to look back and […]

Teaching Kindness to Toddlers

Teaching Kindness to Toddlers

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Have You Filled a Bucket Today? I recently pulled Have You Filled a Bucket Today? off the shelf to help my toddler understand why it is important to be kind to others. I wasn’t quite sure if it was […]

Spring Books and Fingerplays for Babies and Toddlers

Spring Books and Fingerplays for Babies and Toddlers

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  Spring Books and Fingerplays Spring is just around the corner! Talking to babies and children about the changing seasons prepares them for the changes and gets them excited for what’s to come! A fun theme to explore in […]

Building a Toddler Library

Building a Toddler Library

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  Reading to your child is one of the best things you can do for them. Through books, children learn valuable lessons about the world, themselves, and others. It can be a challenge to find high-quality literature that both […]

Favorite Baby Books for Valentine’s Day

Favorite Baby Books for Valentine’s Day

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Valentine’s Day Books These books are all perfect to read to babies for Valentine’s Day. They aren’t too long, so perfect for the little ones, and explore themes of love or Valentine’s Day! Nancy Tillman Books All The […]

Building a Baby Library

Building a Baby Library

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Reading to your baby may seem silly but it is SO important! As a teacher, I know how important it is to set the stage for later literacy skills, and reading every day provides a great activity for […]

Kiddie Videos based on Kiddie Lit (Children’s Literature)

Kiddie Videos based on Kiddie Lit (Children’s Literature)

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Kiddie Videos based on Kiddie Lit We all need a little break sometimes! And screen time for your kids is an easy way to catch a break and get a few things done for yourself! Here is a […]

Holiday Books

Holiday Books

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. I’m sharing some favorites from my holiday book collection! Just click on the images below to learn more about each book!    1. Llama Llama Holiday Drama – a great addition to any Llama Lama collection 2. Auntie […]

How to Start a Baby Book Club

How to Start a Baby Book Club

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Baby Book Club When my little one was about 18 months old, I really wanted him to have experiences socializing with other kids as well as engage in interactive literacy activities. I also wanted to socialize with other […]

Red and Lulu

Red and Lulu

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. I came across Red and Lulu this week and fell in love. I love falling in love with children’s books, it is definitely a great feeling when I find one that I know will be a story my children/students […]

Fall Books

Fall Books

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. We took a trip to the bookstore yesterday to check out the Fall books, and we came home with some great finds! Llama Llama Gives Thanks – I had to get this to add to our Llama Llama collections. […]

What We Read Today

What We Read Today

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. These are the books I read this morning with my baby (4 months old). He loved them both so I thought I’d share! Little Panda is my favorite in this series of finger puppet books. The story is […]

Four Favorite Baby Books

Four Favorite Baby Books

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.   It can be overwhelming to choose books that both you and your baby will enjoy! My personal favorite is Baby Beluga. I really love all of the Raffi songs and books, and I find that both of my […]

What We Read Today

What We Read Today

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. This morning, we read Let it Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. This book is perfect for this time of year and for the 2-4 year old age group. She references apple picking, fall fairs, leaves falling, and at the […]