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The Olympics

olympic torchThe 2018 Winter Olympics begin this week.  Most of us will not be able to attend the Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea, but we will be able to cheer for the United States from home.  G is for the Gold Medal written by Brad Herzog and illustrated by Doug Bowles will help you and your child learn more about the olympics. 

The Drinking Gourd

The Big DipperFebruary is Black History Month.  It is a time to celebrate the contribution African Americans have made to United States history.  Follow The Drinking Gourd written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter is an informati

Happy January!

InuitHopefully everyone is staying warm.  We have a little break, but the temperature is supposed to dip again this weekend.  These frigid temperatures don't allow for much time to spend outside.  While you are enjoying your time indoors with your children you can read Mama, Do You Love Me?  written by Barbara M. Joosse and illustrated by Barbara Lavallee.  



ClockAs we welcome in the New Year, we want to remember all the wonderful things that happened in 2017. The good and the bad. We can learn so much from looking to the past. This is a great time to share your wisdom with your child.


Cute Little Penguins

PenguinsThe few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a whirlwind of activity for many.  At times it is a good idea to enjoy the holiday at a slower pace.  Little Penguins written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Christian Robinson is a great book to read on a chilly winter night.

Thanksgiving Treats

PumpkinThanksgiving is tomorrow and I am sure everyone is knee deep in preparations.  When you are working in the kitchen don't forget to get the kids involved.  They will learn valuable skills and helping will give them a gre

Happy Thanksgiving!

The MayflowerIt is hard to believe we just celebrated Halloween and Thanksgiving is two weeks away. There is so much to teach children about the history of Thanksgiving.

Happy Halloween

mummyHalloween is Tuesday.  Hopefully everyone has their costumes planned and will be attending some fun parties this weekend.  In between the festivities or for some much needed down time, share a story and craft


Ghosts, Skeletons and Monsters! Oh My! Halloween is around the corner and we are seeing creative costumes everywhere. It is fun to see children in the spirit of the holiday and having fun.


Apple Pie

AppleIt is apple picking season and the local orchards are welcoming visitors of all ages.  Whether you are picking apples for an apple pie or to have as a snack a trip to an orchard is great family time.