Passover Books for Preschoolers

Hello spring! Aside from the outrageous allergies, spring is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. It is wonderful to see the trees start to flower and life come out of hibernation. Spring is also the time of year that we celebrate Passover - the Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus out of … Continue reading Passover Books for Preschoolers

Color mixing fun

Last night, my 3 year old and I read the book Colors for Zena, by Monica Wellington. While the writing was incredibly basic and repetitive, the illustrations are vibrant and fun and they started a conversation about mixing colors. Since E loves to paint, I figured that this would be the perfect opportunity to let … Continue reading Color mixing fun

Picture Book Challenge Week #2

We are finished with week #2 of the picture book challenge hosted by Child-Led Chaos. While we read a ton of books, I'm finding the process a tad challenging because my 6 year old is going through a phase where she refuses to read or listen to picture books. She only wants to read Land … Continue reading Picture Book Challenge Week #2

Picture Book Challenge Week #1

So we are done with week #1 of our 300 picture books in 2014 challenge hosted by Child Led Chaos. This week was pretty easy since all books read were considered "new," at least the first time we read them this week.  I'm only counting them if I've actually read them to one of the girls, … Continue reading Picture Book Challenge Week #1

The Fourth Pig

Do you have books that you just love to read to your kids? Every once in a while I get to actually pick the book at night and tonight I picked out The Fourth Pig by Teresa Celsi. No matter how many times I read this, it always makes me smile. This is a great … Continue reading The Fourth Pig

The Various Tales of Little Red Riding Hood

We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood. A little girl is sent to deliver food to her sick grandma with the stern warning to stay on her path and not talk to strangers. On her way she meets a wolf who rushes to grandma's house, eats her, then tricks and eats Little … Continue reading The Various Tales of Little Red Riding Hood

Hanukkah round-up part 2 – Our Favorite Tales

Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah Come light the menorah A holiday with lots of books, The kids keep screaming more-a Gather in a circle, I'll read you a book Make-believe and magic, come on take a look... Okay, so the song is cheesy, but Hanukkah is one of the few Jewish holidays that really has a … Continue reading Hanukkah round-up part 2 – Our Favorite Tales

our library haul

September is national library card sign-up month. If you hadn't already figured it out, I would be completely and utterly lost without the local public library. Buying books is great, but finding books in the library allows us to read a much wider variety of great books. I still have fond memories of the library … Continue reading our library haul

Wonderful Wonder Woman

We found this outstanding retelling of Wonder Woman in the library a few weeks ago and it has sparked a remarkable appreciation and love of Wonder Woman.  I of course can't even say her name without thinking of the theme song (which I'm including at the end of this post) and imagining the underoos that … Continue reading Wonderful Wonder Woman