May 302017
 

On the second to last day of school, Bubbles brought home some paperwork on local kids summer reading programs.  I knew about some of the national ones – we’ve participated in those for a few years – but had no idea they did them at the local level.

Keep kids entertained and engaged this summer with these 5 Fun and FREE Kids Summer Reading Programs

I’m fortunate that Bubbles loves to read and needs no encouragement to do so.  But I know not all kids feel the same and the fun and rewards from these free kids summer reading programs may be just the ticket to entice them into a break from screen time. Continue reading »

May 032017
 

One of my favorite ways to spend time with my daughter is when we sit together and read.  What better way to celebrate mom’s day than spending extra time snuggled up reading some of these Mother’s Day books for kids?

Celebrate Mother's Day with extra snuggles while you read these 10 Mother's Day Books for Kids

Some of these books we purchased, a few were gifts, and some were sent by our friends at Macmillan.  Most of them are easily found on Amazon (I’ve included affiliate links for easy shopping), though you may have the most luck finding Hugs for Mommy in your local bookstore. Continue reading »

Jan 212016
 

In the last week or so, we’ve started reading a lot of Valentine’s Day books for preschoolers. Bubbles is getting really excited for the holiday for two reasons.  First, it’s all about love and hearts, and secondly because it’s the signifier that her birthday is just a few days away.

10 Sweet Valentine's Day Books for Preschoolers

My Mom kept most of the books from when my brothers and I were little and she’s been mailing me some of them to share with Bubbles as she gets older.  So in addition to some of the newer titles I’ve recently found, I’ve also been reading her some of my childhood favorites. Continue reading »

May 022013
 

Thanks to I See Me for providing us with a great personalized book to enjoy.

I’ve seen, read, received and given a lot of personalized books in my day.  I’ve always enjoyed them because there’s just something special about getting a book with your own name and/or photo in it, immersing you in the story.  I had wanted to order one for Bubbles for her birthday this year because she’s very much into books and loves to recognize her own name and picture.  Most personalized books, however, are geared for older children through adults, with easily-torn paper pages and more grown-up themes.

I See Me Personalized Books for Toddlers & Kids

So I was very pleased to come across the I See Me collection of personalized books and other gifts.  They have books for pretty much every occasion: birthdays, Easter, Christmas, being a big sister, being a big brother.  And then they have lots of personalized books that are “just because” like My Own Fairy Tale, My Own Pirate Tale, and other similar titles. Continue reading »

Sep 142012
 

Collecting books for kids in the Big Help Book Drive!

Simple Service Project - Collecting Books For Kids #NickCFK

Last week I shared with you the newest Champions for Kids project that my family and I were participating in.  Being a huge fan of reading and books, I was excited that the September SIMPLE Service project was all about collecting books for kids in need!  As part of the project, I hosted a Nickelodeon Big Help Book Drive.

Choosing books for kids to donate #NickCFK

SIMPLE Service Project - collecting books for kids! #NickCFK

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