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  • Be Wacky and Kooky ‘Cause this Celebration is Not-so-Spooky! Join Us for Our Fun Costume Party!

    Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by dressing up in our favorite make believe characters?! We’d like to invite all of our friends and family to join us Thursday, October 30th at 9:30 a.m. for our annual costume party and parade! While planning your child’s costume, please remember that we discourage anything that could be scary such as witches, ghosts, or monsters, as well as any props resembling weapons. We want …

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  • Back To School!

    It’s that time of year again! During the summer parents, teachers, and children get into routines that are much different than fall/spring routines. Whether it’s staying up later than usual, watching movies all day, exciting trips to water parks, or out of town vacations, everyone has a hard time coming back to reality in August. I mean, who can blame us?! While us teachers and parents have to go back to morning routines and work, kids of all …

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  • The Importance of Non-Fiction

    I’m sure you have noticed that the books you tend to grab for story time with your children are wonderful stories of fantasy, princesses, superheroes or talking animals. It is so fun to read these kinds of stories and watch imaginations grow! While these stories are great, and I will always, always encourage them for story time, one thing I have been thinking about recently is the lack of non-fiction in our libraries at home. I am definitely guilty of …

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  • Valentine Heart Craft

    I used my tiny hands to make a little heart. This Valentine is special a perfect piece of Art. I give it to you Mommy Will you be my Valentine? I made this perfect gift to ask You to be Mine! I LOVE YOU! Here is a super cute Valentine Card your little one can make for either Mommy or Daddy! I got this cute poem from karenhilderbrand.com & it would work perfect inside the card! Materials: *Pink Construction Paper (Or …

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  • 6 Types of Stories for Your Preschooler

    Looking at the picture book section of Barnes and Noble or even your public library can be a little overwhelming, right? There are thousands of books! How do you know where to start, what books are beneficial, and which ones will be enjoyed? Books as Bridges, that book I told you about in this post, is filled to the brim with specific types of stories. One thing I like about this book in particular is the way it breaks down …

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  • Why Read To My Little Baby?!

    One of my favorite things about my work day is that I get to spend it with my little infants! In Room One we have 6 months to one year old kiddos. Even at this early age, they love it when I READ to them! One baby in particular loves books. I sit down with him and read everyday and as I read he waves him arms excitedly. His favorite page of “Good Night Moon” shows a cow jumping over …

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  • Take a Picture Walk

    I was at Barnes and Noble recently looking at the teacher resource books, just for fun – doesn’t everyone do that? – and I stumbled on this book by Jane Baskwill, Books as Bridges, which is all about the importance of continuing to read at home and ensuring reading doesn’t end in the classroom! Often I think that parents have every intention of reading at home but after a long day it may be easier to brush that task to …

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  • Jack Frost

    SNOWMAN Im a little snowman, round and fat Here are my mittens, here is my hat And a little scarf, and a carrot nose I stand so tall when the cold wind blows. ~Author Unknown Materials: *Two toilet paper rolls *Paint brush*6 buttons (3 for a girl, 3 for a boy) *6 puffy balls (3 for a girl, 3 for a boy) *2 pipe cleaners *2 bows (1 for a girl, 1 for a boy) *Scissors *White paint *Glue *Tape …

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  • The Magic of Play: How it Helps Early Development

    It all starts with a frilly pink dress, a magic wand, a beautiful tiara and your little one is transformed into a princess. She dreams she is in magical universe and when she asks you to taste the pink clouds you agree and, of course, they taste like cotton candy!

    Your son pulls a blanket over his shoulders and runs as fast as he can around the house. The air lifts the fabric up as he leaps off the couch. “I’m …

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  • Reading the Word with Children

    The other day I was browsing Pinterest and I stumbled on this great little blog post with tips for teaching and reading the bible with children. I thought to myself, “How great! I should totally do a post on reading the bible with little ones. Something I am sure some parents wonder about, and if not, great to know anyways! Great find.” Well, lo and behold, I didn’t pin it. So mad at myself! I can’t find it anywhere (cue …

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