Much of this blog is of interest to parents, teachers, and librarians. Here is a breakdown of some posts that may be of particular interest to those who have or work with young children.
Picture Book Preschool – this series shares some of the books and activities I have done with my preschool-age daughter.
Sidewalk Serendipity – Features Easy Street by Rita Gray and an engineering/road construction activity
How to Cat-Sit – Features Take Care, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas and a literacy activity
Exploring Maps – Features Miles to Go by Jamie Harper and a map activities
Kite Day – Features Like a Windy Day by Frank Asch and science activities about wind
Seasons Go ‘Round – Features Red Sings From the Treetops and seasons activities
Simple Addition – Features math titles and activities
Exploring Colors – Features Tana Hoban’s Colors Everywhere and several related activities
Getting Past 10 – Counting to 20 with books & songs
Seeing Symmetry – Features Loreen Leedy’s Seeing Symmetry and activities
Window Watching - Features Passing By by Yona Tepper and a scavenger hunt
Ready for Kindergarten – A series that started when my daughter turned four. Each month has a theme that relates to school readiness.
January 2012 – Create a Reading Space
February 2012 – Use School Tools
March 2012 – Language Fun
April 2012 – Number Fun
May 2012 – Games
My Parenting Community – A series of guest posts from parents I know with advice & ideas that work for them and might work for you.
Reading in the Summer: Keep the Momentum Going – By mom/small business owner Melissa Harrison
Creating a Play Space for Preschoolers – By stay-at-home-mom Jennifer Zimmerman
Including Kids in Exercise – By triathlete Diane Jorgensen
Rock in, Folk Out – By musician Peter Kenyon
Other posts of interest:
I Love Evidence – Features some science-based parenting books
Stories Come Alive at the MN Children’s Museum – Discusses the importance of pretend play in child development
World Breastfeeding Week in Books – a few picture books that feature nursing mothers
On reading children’s books – a few children’s books that will affect my parenting
Talking about diversity with kids – how to discuss race issues with children with books
Talking to kids about the tornado – using books to talk about natural disasters with kids
We can’t always see it (or find it), and we don’t always want to talk about it – using books to talk about human rights with kids