Broomsticks, jack-o’-lanterns, haunted houses, tricks and treats, ghostly games, neighbourhood parties, skeletons, Frankenstein, candy corn… the list goes on. All things fun and fearsome come out at Halloween. There are children who countdown the days until that frightfully fantastic night when they get to dress up as anything imaginable, hang out with family and friends, […]
The Little People, BIG DREAMS series of books are as bright and bold as the women they honour. Recently on Instagram @readingisourthing hosted a giveaway. I included an opportunity for anyone, if they wanted, to share the name of an inspirational woman. The response was overwhelming, and I love each one. I wanted to share […]
To counter the rain of early spring, this week we’re sharing our favourite books that feature unicorns and rainbows. Aren’t they just the perfect pairing?
It’s been a blast putting this book list together, and we’ve needed a good laugh lately. This year has been one of sneezes and sniffles, three hospital visits, and a holiday to the snow, during which we spent most of the time sick in bed. Thankfully our favourite Silly Books were at arm’s length.
Day to day our kids face trials that can deflate their self-confidence, which in turn may affect their learning, social interactions, and overall happiness. As their parents, teachers, grandparents, family and friends, we’ve got to be on guard, be their defence
Scroll through a social media platform on a Friday (especially Instagram) and no doubt you’ll see streams of #bookfacefriday images. Libraries get involved, and so can the entire family. It’s something that we look forward to. If the kids spot a cover or illustration that suits, reading time is on pause until we’ve taken a […]
Read a book once—you get to know the story, the facts about it and its characters. Read it twice—you become involved with it emotionally. Read it over and over again—it becomes a part of you.
What is it about bears that we love so much? It must be the immediate connection children make with the beloved Teddy Bear. We think, warm, fuzzy, cuddly, funny, safe, and friendly.