Book-Inspired Activities, Holidays

A Gingerbread Party

It's the season for parties so why not host a gingerbread party? Gingerbread cookies are my favorite, and I love to indulge every year. I also love the story of the Gingerbread Man, so I decided to create a party based on my two favorite Christmas things! Get your party started with these books, decoration,… Continue reading A Gingerbread Party

Holidays

12 Count Down to Christmas Activities for Toddlers

Build anticipation and make memories with these twelve count down to Christmas activities for toddlers! Fill the days leading up to Christmas with holiday cheer with each of these activities. This year, my toddler is old enough to get excited about Christmas festivities. I love watching her eyes light up as we flip on the… Continue reading 12 Count Down to Christmas Activities for Toddlers

Book-Inspired Decorating, Holidays

An Old-Fashioned, Little Women Christmas

As the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season begins, I find myself desiring an old-fashioned, Little Women Christmas for me and my family. In the classic Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, the reader follows four sisters living in the 1860s as they pass from childhood into womanhood. The author devotes a few chapters… Continue reading An Old-Fashioned, Little Women Christmas

Book Lists, Holidays

Favorite Christmas Board Books for Toddlers

The holiday season has arrived and these are a few of my favorite Christmas board books for toddlers! As the evenings get darker and the Christmas lights glow, I love to curl up with my small daughter and read a few of these goofy, adorable, Christmas books! She loves the bright colored illustrations, the lift-and-see… Continue reading Favorite Christmas Board Books for Toddlers

Book Lists, Holidays

The Top 10 Nutcracker Books for Kids

The Nutcracker performance is a holiday tradition around the world! The music was written by Tchaikovsky and several amazing artists over time have developed the beautiful dances. These are my top 10 Nutcracker books for kids when I introduce the ballet to my kiddos. This book list provides engaging versions of The Nutcracker story, how… Continue reading The Top 10 Nutcracker Books for Kids

Book Lists, Holidays

Christmas Around the World Books for Kids

What better way to celebrate Christmas with your kiddos than to explore what Christmas looks like around the globe? Check out these amazing Christmas Around the World books for kids! You and your children will find that the information is easy to find, read, and understand. Use these books to faciliate more research into global… Continue reading Christmas Around the World Books for Kids

Book-Inspired Activities

A Simple Family Bonding Activity for Thanksgiving

Have you ever read the book Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf? Why not create a "thanksgiving in the woods" experience together as a family? This simple family bonding activity is perfect for the Thanksgiving season! I hope that this post will empower and inspire you create a special meal experience with your children… Continue reading A Simple Family Bonding Activity for Thanksgiving

Book Lists

The Best Thanksgiving Picture Books

These are the best thanksgiving picture books to read with kids as Thanksgiving Day approaches! Each of these books will remind us of the importance of memories with family and friends as well as encourage us to give back to the community around us. Balloons Over Broadway Learn about the small beginnings of the Macy's… Continue reading The Best Thanksgiving Picture Books

Book-Inspired Activities

A Thankfulness Activity for Kids

This thanksgiving season, get the most out of your read aloud with a thankfulness activity for kids! One of my favorite books during the thanksgiving season Apple Cake: A Gratitude by Dawn Casey. In the story, a little girl goes for a walk and thanks all of her friends, family, and nature for coming together… Continue reading A Thankfulness Activity for Kids

Book Lists

Children’s Books About Self-Control

These are my favorite, must-read children's books about self-control. I love to read these books with my kiddos throughout the year as we encounter various self-control issues. Books are a wonderful way to open up a conversation with your children about proper behavior in a fun and engaging way! I Have Ants In My Pants… Continue reading Children’s Books About Self-Control