Do you remember the book by Jeff Brown called Flat Stanley? It was a childhood staple when I was little, but for the past 15 years or so, the story has taken on a whole new role. Flat Stanley is not only a picture book, but it can also be a creative and fun way for learning geography, math, writing, science, cultures – the list
We love our grandmas! I’m so glad my children have gotten the chance to know both grandmothers so well. By the time my oldest was only six months old, my father passed away; my husband’s father was already gone before we had even started dating. Still, I want my children to know the kind of men their grandfathers were — men who wanted to
We are reading a lot of picture books this summer for our library’s summer reading program, and we’ve come up with some new ones to add to our favorite’s list. One of them is entitled Stuck by Oliver Jeffers. This fun story is about a boy who gets his kite stuck in a tree. To get the kite loose, he throws his favorite shoe
When my oldest was small, we discovered a book at our library that became a favorite: The Look Book by Tana Hoban. What made this book so fun was the way we were able to use it as a guide for making out own “look book”. The Look Book consists of a number of photos of objects or animals a child would know. Preceding
This easy-to-make bookmark is a great way to save your place!
There is nothing more wonderful, in my opinion, than watching my son reading afterschool. It is what he does when he’s bored, tired, waiting or just stuck inside because of the weather. Because he’s such an avid reader, he makes his way through books like a knife through butter. Therefore, I try to keep up with what books are out there right now so
According to the World Almanac, there are 193 countries in the world. In those 193 countries, there are at least 6900 languages spoken! That number of languages is hard to even imagine. The world record holder for most languages spoken is 58. That’s only about .8% of the total languages. With that many different ways to say “Hello,” it’s easy to think that people
http://www.scholastic.com/summerreading/index.htm Students Ages 7 and Up The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge aims to keep your kids reading all summer long. Students age seven or older can register here to log their summer reading minutes and participate in the “Read for the World Record Challenge”. The top 20 schools with the most minutes logged will appear in the Scholastic Book of World Records 2011 edition.