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Children’s Books: Nighty Night by Colin McNaughton

G2 picked out this book from the library recently. He was so tickled by it that we had to return another book just so we could take this one home… Nighty Night by Colin McNaughton What’s it about? Littlesaurus doesn’t want to go to bed and he comes up with a million reasons to stay up. ThisContinue reading “Children’s Books: Nighty Night by Colin McNaughton”

Children’s Books: Here Be Monsters by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene

The boy are back at school so I’ve resumed our regular activity of borrowing books from the school library… G2 is generally quite reluctant to try new books so I usually borrow books written by his favourite authors. These book series have been very popular with him: Berenstain Bears Elephant and Piggie Scaredy Squirrel How Do Dinosaurs…Continue reading “Children’s Books: Here Be Monsters by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene”

Reading Apps: Vocabulary Expansion and Chapter Books

Hercules’ reading vocab has been developing pretty well. He has gotten to the point we were at with Aristotle some time back where he is ready for more challenging books but has yet to transition to chapter books with more words and less pictures. I’ve learned to relax a lot more with Hercules so IContinue reading “Reading Apps: Vocabulary Expansion and Chapter Books”

Rory’s Story Cubes

Rory’s Story Cubes is a pocket-sized creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages 1 or more players Reinforces artistic expression Ages 8 and up Playing time: 15 minutes Rory’s Story Cubes is a pocket-sized creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages. There are infinite ways to playContinue reading “Rory’s Story Cubes”

Speakaboos – eBook Classics for Children

Speakaboos brings classic children’s entertainment into a digital world. Beloved characters and treasured stories are given new life through amazing celebrity performances, beautiful illustrations, and original music. At Speakaboos, children develop literacy skills while learning about technology in a safe and fun environment. Speakaboos received an A+ from Education World and was described as “oneContinue reading “Speakaboos – eBook Classics for Children”

Character Building Stories – Real Live People

Examples of real live people whose lives represent a role model our children can aspire towards. Following the conception of Value Tales, an old series of books by Spencer Johnson, you can create your own value tales using the life stories of your own personal heroes. Briefly, here are character building stories from some ofContinue reading “Character Building Stories – Real Live People”

New Thomas and Friends Stories on Audible

When Gavin was younger, finding a way to keep his occupied and distracted in the car so he wouldn’t fuss or make a nuisance of himself in the car was always a challenge…  Until I discovered Thomas and Friends audiobooks.  They work so well with Gavin that I highly recommend it.  It doesn’t have toContinue reading “New Thomas and Friends Stories on Audible”