Second Grade Reading List

  Sparking interest in reading has always been right at the top of my To Do list as a parent.  Not only because it’s great for knowledge, memory, focus, concentration, mental stimulation, and vocabulary, but because books are a great bonding experience.  Being together…
The Funniest Halloween Books We Have Ever Read

It has been observed by many wise men and women (the names elude me now) that laughter is the best medicine.  It has even been recorded that laughter can prevent stretch marks, cure diarrhea and fix a bad case of halitosis.  I…
The Ultimate Guide to Apple Books for Children

Apples are fascinating.  Four thousand years old they are the earliest cultivated fruit in the history of the world. Egyptian pharaohs liked them, the ancient Greeks praised them, the first Botanical Encyclopedia created by Bartholomeus Angelicus in 13th century called…
Airplane Books and Activities

Airplanes offer endless fascination for children.  How do airplanes stay in the air?  Why do they not fall down when it rains?  Why do they make so much noise? What happens at the airport? And why don’t airplanes flap their wings? …
Best Shark Books for Little Shark Enthusiasts

    One of the great things about kids is that when they get crazy enthusiastic about something it rubs on you and you develop a sudden deep interest in a subject that you never cared about before.  Before kids…
The top 10 Audiobooks for Little Kids

I have learned that there is an alternative to the “Are we there yet” soundtrack playing in the backseat of my car.  It’s called books on tapes.  Not only they prevent “Mom!  He is breathing my air!” squabbles, but also…
Russia for Kids

      The most effective way of introducing children to cultural diversity is through books.  But not just any books.  Quality books with rich story, beautiful illustrations, and accurate message.  I used this as my guide in putting this…