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The Best Books about the Beach

  As you count down the days till your next family beach vacation, try reading some of these fantastic beach-themed books beforehand. This “mental prep” gives kiddos a chance to build background knowledge about the beach, learn new beach-related vocabulary, and ease the anxiety about shifting gears or taking on …

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Valentine’s Day Books and Activities

  As Valentine’s Day approaches, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to celebrate the day with my kiddos.  Maybe it’s because, as Dionne Warwick sang, “what the world needs now is love, sweet love.”  Or perhaps the uncertainty of pandemic life has made me even more grateful to …

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Merry Books + Brains

Carving out time to read our most beloved holiday books and do creative, whole-brain projects is my favorite escape from holiday stress (and the shopping, scheduling, and preparing that causes it). We snuggle up on the couch, read, and then get busy creating. Once my kids are in the “zone,” …

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The Best Children’s Books and Crafts for Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is coming, and it’s both a perfect time to have a blast doing silly turkey projects and to teach little ones the powerful practice of gratitude. So here are the best children’s books and crafts for celebrating Thanksgiving and counting your blessings!   Mouse’s Thanksgiving Paint a Thanksgiving Feast …

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The Best Fall Books and Crafts

Pumpkin patches, apple orchards and fall festivals make fall a delightfully busy time of year.  But when you need a quieter, cozier moment to celebrate fall with your little ones, here’s our (always growing) list of the best fall books and crafts out there.   Fun with Leaves Make a …

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Everything to Love About Halloween

 Halloween is coming and it’s a fabulous time to encourage BIG BRAIN thinking with our kids! Here’s a curated list of Spooky Books + Brains Halloween Favorites to make the most of this imaginative, creative time with your little ones. Costume Planning   Whether your family is planning to dress …

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The Best Gifts For Bookworms

If you are looking for the best educational gifts for kids who love to read, we’ve got you covered. We’ve paired some of the most beloved children’s books and brainiest toys to make what we consider the best gifts for little bookworms. Our selection of books and toys are tried …

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Bully-Proof Books

The Best Children’s Books to Prepare kids for BullYING However, if we truly want a kinder world, parents and teachers can explicitly teach the concepts of inclusion and empathy. It requires an active role to ensure our children aren’t using bullying as the default tactic of gaining power or a …

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