Simple Book Inspired Lesson about Emotions

Preschoolers have BIG emotions. I remember being amazed at the giggles and tears and screams my kids could cycle through in one hour. Sometimes even one minute. Learning to understand their emotions a...

Valentine’s Day Story Time for Toddlers

Red and pink and love are in the air. It’s almost Valentine’s Day and time to start thinking about books and songs and activities to celebrate the day with kids. I’m truthfully not a...

Rice and Beans: A Multicultural Kids Story Time

Rice and beans is a staple around the world. I grew up in a house where pasta and potatoes were our traditional basics, but I later fell in love with the variety and simplicity of this combo. Being th...

The Life-Changing Library Hack for Busy Moms

I plop a heavy bag of books from the library down on the counter. My kids immediately start pulling out ones they want me to read and discussing in completely non-indoor voices what they’re most...

Snowy Day Story Time

“Mommy it’s snowing!” “Mommy let’s go sledding!” “Mommy let’s build a snowman!” “Mommy where are my mittens?” Mommy needs a nap.  S...

Bear Snores On Inspired Snack Time

Bear Snores On is not only a fantastic read aloud it also offers a chance to learn about hibernation and build literacy skills. This read and play is a fun way to work on literacy skills such as story...

12 Best Children’s Books about Moving

Have a move coming up with children? I feel you. We are packing everything we own into another moving van and moving from New York City to San Diego this month. This is the fifth time we have done thi...

Best Children’s Books about Adventure

Picture books can carry you off on a daring adventure to new places with exciting characters without leaving your cozy couch. This book list is all about children’s books that offer an adventure...

Winter Story Time Ideas for Preschoolers

In the northern states we are bundling up and watching the weather for the perfect snow day. If you are planning preschool circle times or library story times for Winter then this is the post for you!...