Teach Story Sequencing with this Printable Organizer for Construction Fans

Teach Story Sequencing with this Printable Organizer for Construction Fans

This construction-themed graphic organizer introduces the reading and writing skill of sequencing. To understand what they read and to write coherently, emerging readers must understand that stories have a beginning, middle and end. Click through to get the organizer, suggestions for using it to teach young children, and recommendations for more than 15 kids books about construction.

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Get These Printable Acrostic Poem Booklets and Teach Gratitude to Kids

Get These Printable Acrostic Poem Booklets and Teach Gratitude to Kids

Thanks so much for stopping by. I really don't say it enough, but I so appreciate every single visit and visitor to this little site about my family's favorite kids books. To show my gratitude, I'm giving away free printable acrostic poem booklets.

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Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

Most days, my little girl and guys wake up ready to leap tall buildings in a single bound, and my love for them is more powerful than a locomotive. But we are far from perfect, and when they unleash tantrums it can turn my day upside down faster than a speeding bullet. That’s why I love the new picture book Even Superheroes Have Bad Days.

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Creepy-Crawly Pattern Block Mats and 13 Spider Books for Kids

Creepy-Crawly Pattern Block Mats and 13 Spider Books for Kids

I’m offering free, printable creepy-crawly pattern block mats in four different spider shapes to pair with The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and twelve more children's books about spiders. These will work all year long, but I will definitely be using them as a fun Halloween math activity in the next couple of weeks.

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How to Make a Bookworm Puppet for 'Toto's Apple'

How to Make a Bookworm Puppet for 'Toto's Apple'

It’s fall, and they’re everywhere. Apples. Apples. Apples. I’m not complaining, either. I love the fall traditions of apple picking, apple cider, and especially apple pie. I guess that’s why I fell in love with Toto’s Apple. This delightful book has inspired lots of pretend play in my house. Will you play along with us?

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Five Creative Ideas for Picture Book Dust Jackets

Five Creative Ideas for Picture Book Dust Jackets

You know what dust jackets are, right? Those paper covers that come on every hardback book? The things that actually entice you to open the book in the first place? I can’t stand them. So, what’s a book lover to do?  Here are five fun, DIY ideas for kids book jackets.

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Get Crafty With Kids and This Inspiring Book from Pixar

Get Crafty With Kids and This Inspiring Book from Pixar

On Formation School graduation day, Gale should have been practicing her cloud shapes. Instead, she was Earth-gazing again....The fantastic illustrations in this book inspired my family to create some cloud-shape process art. Here’s how.

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