Preschool Creation Resource: God Made the World This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. God Made the World by Sarah Jean Collins is a whimsical picture book for preschoolers. It is a wonderful resource for introducing Bible study and the creation story to little ones, and the large board book format is vibrant and … [Read more...] about God Made the World
Toddler Time: 7 Activities to Keep Them Busy Everyone has made it to the table, and Mommy is trying to review multiplication facts with one child and monitor a science lesson with another child, with a toddler who has become mobile and wants to be the focus of attention. Sound familiar? I have been through this phase a few times, and I … [Read more...] about Homeschooling with a Toddler in the House
Sharing the Good News with Kids This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Wow!: The Good News in Four Words by Dandi Daley Mackall and Annabel Tempest is a fun way to share the gospel with young kids, because it is such a fun format and encourages kids to interact with the story. The four words, Wow, Uh-oh, Yes, and … [Read more...] about Wow! The Good News in Four Words
Free Printable Color Theory Activity If you have little learners who are just discovering colors, I have a cute printable activity for you! Click here or on the image below to download our free printable library checklist and color discovery activity! This color discovery printable pack includes Mice Books for Kids Library Checklist and 2 Color … [Read more...] about Color Theory Printable Activity
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. A picture is worth a thousand words, but imagine its value when it also includes corresponding text that not only describes, but engages children and educates adults. In Fine Motor ABC from Skill Builder Books, the photos and text come … [Read more...] about Developing Children’s Fine Motor Skills
"You being you is God's dream coming true" This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. As part of the When God Made You launch team, I couldn't be more excited to share this life-affirming book with you! This whimsical, glorious picture book debuts today, but it is already considered a classic at my house. Too many … [Read more...] about When God Made You
Sharing God's Story with Little Ones This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. The Beautiful Garden of Eden by Gary Bower and illustrated by Barbara Chotiner is a retelling of Genesis 1-3 in the style of "The House that Jack Built." Part of the Faith that God Built collection, The Beautiful Garden of Eden is the … [Read more...] about The Beautiful Garden of Eden
Early Bible Learning: Day by Day This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Candle Day by Day Walk with Jesus: The Story of Jesus Retold in 40 Days and Candle Day by Day Bible are nice companions for young readers to discover more about the stories of the Bible. Both books are geared toward primary age children and … [Read more...] about Candle Day by Day Bible & Candle Day by Day Walk with Jesus
Setting the Stage for Christmas Joy This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Mary Engelbreit's A Night of Great Joy is a vibrant Christmas picture book that captures the joy of the holiday season for all ages. From it's sparkly book jacket to its brilliant illustrations, A Night of Great Joy beautifully tells the … [Read more...] about Night of Great Joy
Early Learning: Teaching Calendar Skills This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Learning the months of the year and the days of the week seems much more abstract than learning about the seasons. Even when they were very young, my kids have grasped the concept of fall, winter, spring, and summer. Obvious things, like … [Read more...] about How Do You Teach Calendar Skills?
Imaginative Play has Invaluable Benefits Many parents say that their child would rather play with a cardboard box than with the toy that comes inside. As the mom to some cardboard-loving boys, I can confirm that this is true. But what is it that these parents have tapped into? Imagination . . . Imaginative play is important in the … [Read more...] about The Importance of Imaginative Play
Celebrating Everyday Blessings This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Fall is just around the corner! We love this season of fun holidays, crunchy leaves, pumpkin everything, and cooler temperatures. With the change of the season, we have so many everyday blessings to be thankful for. Teaching Kids to be … [Read more...] about Being Thankful (Free Printable)
Making Time for Loved Ones During Busy Days This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. With hectic schedules and never-ending To Do lists, families have a lot going on. But, there is always time for our loved ones, as Eileen Spinelli reassuringly reminds children in Busy, Busy!, a board book for young … [Read more...] about Busy, Busy!
Discovering Your Gifts with Baby Wren This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Discovering the gifts inside each of us is a journey, and in Baby Wren and the Great Gift by Sally Lloyd Jones, children accompany the little wren as she explores her canyon home seeking her own gift. A celebration of the nature … [Read more...] about Baby Wren and the Great Gift
Teaching Young Learners Does the thought of teaching your young learner how to read make your heart race? I’ll admit that my two biggest fears when we started homeschooling were the prospects of teaching my child how to read and of one day having to conquer algebra. After all, reading is the basis for everything in between! Reading as Part of Our … [Read more...] about The ABCs of Reading
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. The Great Carp Escape by Irish Beth Maddock is an allegorical picture book based on a true story from the author's life. Brother and sister Beth and Paul live near a lake and grow up exploring the beach and the creatures of the shore--except for a muddy area that they try … [Read more...] about The Great Carp Escape
Remember Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Well, he is back with all his friends in Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!. He wants to make special valentine cards for all his friends to show each one how much he cares for them. Pig, Moose, Dog, Cat, and more are back from the beloved series by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. This sweet book … [Read more...] about Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!
Has it ever rained hearts in your neighborhood? It did in Cornelia Augusta’s neighborhood in Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond, the illustrator of the popular Mouse Cookie books. Cornelia did the obvious thing, and gathered up as many as she could carry. Realizing that each heart looked different after she got them home, she decided to … [Read more...] about The Day It Rained Hearts
I have a special section on my bookcase of holiday books to pull out at different times of the year, and my favorites are the Christmas ones. My boys all loved Goodnight Moon when they were little, and it led to our discovery of more books by Margaret Wise Brown. I was happy to find that her book, The Little Fir Tree has been reissued with … [Read more...] about The Little Fir Tree
A family sets out on Christmas Eve to find their tree; it is a familiar tradition they keep every year. Bundled up in warm clothes, they drive through town, “to where the dark and quiet begin.” Eve Bunting’s lyrical prose, along with captivating illustrations by Ted Rand, pulls readers into the story from the first page of Night Tree, a nature … [Read more...] about Night Tree