How to Use Picture Books with STEM Learning

Does literacy have a place in STEM curriculum? I think yes, but let’s start with STEM. For those of you who aren’t sure, STEM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. There...

12 Best Children’s Books about Moving

Have a move coming up with children? That was us this time last year. We packed up everything we owned and moved for the fourth time since our twins were born. It’s not fun, but there are some w...

7 Fun Picture Books for Zoo Fans

We’re going to the zoo this week! Or at least our read alouds are! My daughter loves animals so this is the perfect theme for her. I hope you have fun reading about animals too. Feel free to jus...

7 Spring Picture Books and Extension Ideas

Spring is here! Rain is falling. Flowers are blooming. Mud and puddles are aplenty. There are so many wonderful picture books that capture the best of Spring. The youthful energy. The potential of see...

Best Picture Books about Camping

Collecting rocks, roasting marshmallows, canoeing on lakes – we love camping. The weather is warming up. It’s time to start reserving campsites and dusting off camping gear. Whether you...

Stars and Space Storytime

3-2-1 Blast off! It’s almost impossible not to be awed by Space. Right? Last year my kids developed a huge interest in space and we spent months learning about the planets, space travel, and the...

Get Well Storytime

Sniffles. Coughs. Runny noses. These are all a part of childhood. Most kids are lucky enough to associate the doctor with a few uncomfortable pricks and a good job sticker. Other kids spend far more t...

A Week of Outerspace Read Alouds

3-2-1….BLAST OFF! My kids are kind of space nuts. And when I say kind of I mean WOW. I hope you guys feel the same way, or at least a normal amount of fascination with space, because we are goin...

A Week’s Worth of Weather Read Aloud Books

The flurry of snowflakes, the drizzle of rain, the assault of hail, the bright sun warming your face – we have experienced the full range of weather in the past month. It is now officially part ...