• Books

    The Best First Day of School Books

    No matter if you are going to preschool or fourth grade, the first day of school is always a little scary. New teacher and a class full of kids you don’t know yet. Maybe even a different school or you have never been away from Mom and Dad before. This can create a lot of excitement and in some cases a bit of anxiety, also for parents sending their three-year-old to preschool. We made it a tradition to read a First Day of School book the night before the first day. Here are our favorites. This post contains affiliate links, which means I will receive a small commission for purchases…

  • Crafts,  Learn

    Rhyming Dust Bunnies Book Activities

    Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas is another wonderful book by this beloved children’s book author. We meet Bob and his friends who love to rhyme. Bob though can’t find the right words and that upsets his friends. But Bob has a very good reason for his behavior: he is trying to save them! If you do not know the book you can order it from Amazon or watch the narration on YouTube. Why is rhyming so important? Rhyming is an important skill for children approaching Kindergarten. The ability to recognize and produce rhyming words is an important phonemic awareness skill – of working and playing with language and sounds.…

  • Crafts,  Learn

    Mix it up!

    Mix it up! by Herve Tullet is a wonderful book for preschoolers. It teaches about primary colors and what happens when you mix them with each other. The book calls young readers to action: shake the book, squish the pages, mix the colors. It keeps even toddlers engaged and active while learning in a playful way without making a mess. We do like making a mess here and followed along with paint and paper and mixed our own colors. Why don’t you join us for some Mix it up! book activities?! If you are not familiar with the book you can order it here or watch it being read on…

  • Fun,  Learn

    Interactive Books for Busy Preschoolers

    Interactive books are great for busy preschoolers. Kids are always on the move. They jump and run all day, and try to figure out how the world works. They have a hard time sitting still and making them listen through a lengthy story can be a challenge, especially in a playgroup or classroom setting. I put together a list of interactive books that will keep the kids engaged, have them jump, press buttons, and save the day! They all have been tested and approved by my preschoolers and own kids. This post contains affiliate links which means that if you purchase an item through the link I will be paid…

  • Learn

    Books For Reluctant Early Readers

    Do you have a reluctant early reader in your house? We do. It took a long time for him to pick up the ability to recognize sight words, letter sounds, and how to pull it all together. With a lot of extra help, he is now able to read easy words and showing more interest in books. I made a list of our favorite books for early readers that he can now, at the end of Kindergarten, read on his own or with little assistance. They are mostly packed with a lot of humor to keep him entertained, repetition to make word recognition easier, and are just right for him…