All Fun & Books

Alphabet Fun

Today’s book suggestion is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehler. 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a  fun colorful book that offers great rhythm, rhyme and repetition to help your children practice their alphabet. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom also offers a kind little lesson at the end about helping one another.

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Love & Sharing

Today’s book suggestion is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. 

The Giving Tree is and American classic by Shel Silverstein that demonstrates the importance of unconditional love. As parents and caregivers we often feel like the “Tree” in the story and that the constant sacrifices we are making for our children and family can feel over looked at times. The Giving Tree is a great reminder that unconditional love means not always getting a verbal “thank you” but rather embracing the gratification of unspoken appreciation (an important life lesson for our little ones).

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Bravery & Courage

Today’s book suggestion is Be Brave Little One by Marianne Richmond. 

During this very uncertain time it is important as parents and role models to celebrate the bravery in all of us. Be Brave Little One is an important reminder that we all have courage. It is a perfect story for cheering someone on, and affirming how bravery can show up in all different ways!

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Learning Empathy

Today’s book suggestion is We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins. 

This book is a funny story about a little T-Rex in a class full of human kids  that illustrates how tough it can be to fit in, behave well, and make friends at the start of school. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates is cute and silly and engaging as it teaches important lessons about empathy, getting along, and following the rules.  

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Handling the Unexpected

Today’s book suggestion is Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues by Kimberly & James Dean. 

Pete the Cat is a fictional cartoon cat. A common theme in the Pete the Cat series is that something unexpected will happen to Pete. Pete is a good reminder to take things in stride, and a great example for children as well.

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