a Read a Day Week 1: Hello Books!

This is the first post in the A Read a Day Challenge. If you want to join, details are in this intro post – pop over there, I’ll wait! If not, here is a fun list of books about books. Boo...

10 Fun Counting Books for Kids

My mom brain is running through my to do list as I pull my twins along down the sidewalk. My daughter is singing and skipping. My son is taking long strides trying to step over each crack and counting...

52 Weeks Read Every Day Challenge

Reading books aloud to a child is one of the greatest gifts you can give. The kids in our lives, of course, need food and clothing and a safe place to sleep at night but once they are happy and healt...

Sledding Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Do you have enough snow for sledding yet? After two winters in Mississippi my twins are anxiously anticipating their first snowfall. They can’t wait to sled down the hill in our nearby park befo...

Valentine’s Day Story Time for Preschoolers

If I’m being 100% honest, I am not really a Valentine’s Day person. I won’t turn down some pretty roses and yummy chocolates, but I want my love to be celebrated more than just one ...

Polar Express Story Time

In my eyes, The Polar Express is one of those rare, perfect picture books. From the first time this was read to me as a child it swept me away and hooked me forever. That might seem dramatic, but whil...

Can You See Your Shadow? Preschool Story Time

I’m dreading Winter. Try as I might, I have never been able to look past the damp cold and the dreary brown trees. That being the case, I’m already plotting getaways and thinking about Spr...

Star Bright Christmas Ornament

Our living room feels aglow with lights from the Christmas tree and our star lights twinkling in the window from my snuggly nook on the couch. I have my coziest socks warming my toes, a blanket pulled...