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Your Preschooler as an Author!

Hello!  I’m Lorie, and I blog about children’s activities related to books over at Reading Confetti.  When doing literacy activities with my kids, I find that if I don’t take their lead, I’m in for a big struggle.  So I try to watch for opportunities when I can.  We have a wild rabbit who visits…
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DIY Upcycled Cereal Box –> Darling Daily Planner

I have needed a new daily planner for some time, but I was a bit too, well, cheap to buy the kind I liked – so I decided to use an empty cereal box to make my own! Here’s how to do your own, step by step. Step 1 MATERIALS NEEDED *Empty cereal box *Printed…
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Freebie Friday! Daddy, Daddy, Who Do You See? {Printable Book}

This month, my daughter’s preschool is doing a Family theme. She goes to a Montessori school, and this is their alternative to celebrating Valentines Day. I personally think this is awesome, since my husband and I refer to Valentines Day as Hallmark Day. Ha. For children, it is a fun holiday where you get candy,…
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FREEBIE FRIDAY! The Very Hungry Reindeer Printable

This is another book inspired by Eric Carle. This time, I was inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar and our new reindeer friend, Mr. Reindeer. In this book, the Reindeer finds himself very hungry as he thinks about all the flying he will need to do on Christmas Eve. So, he starts looking for something…
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Under the Sea Literature

I found a lot of books with an under the sea or ocean theme that I was able to tie into other activities. I love it when I am able to do this, because it really gets Jonah excited about a book and a theme. Here are the “Under the Sea” books that we enjoyed!…
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Butterfly Literature

We picked up some books from the library to go along with our butterfly themed learning activities this week. Both Jonah and Eve really enjoy reading and looking at these books, because the pages are so colorful! Waiting For Wings by Lois Ehlert: I really enjoy Lois Ehlert’s children’s literature. The stories have a nice…
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Cat in the Hat

I’m not sure what to think. All I can say is that I am amazed at the mind of a 3 year old. How can one memorize a whole book? Exceptionally, that is the answer! My Gabi loves her books!
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Best Baby Books

My son is now 2 and a half, and his daycare buddies are not far behind. Over the past couple of years, we have accumulated quite the collection of books for babies and toddlers. In addition to this, we have borrowed many children’s books from the library. By now, it is quite obvious which books…
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BBC ‘The Book Challenge’ book list

BBC has released a list of 100 ‘must read’ books… the ‘average’ person will have read 6 of these books, which is pretty shocking considering so many of these are classics!  It would be interesting to compare the books from the list that have been read by a 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 &…
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Snuggle Up and Read

I’ll spare you the “yes I know I haven’t blogged in a million years” explanation and just jump right into some of the happenings in our life. Jacob’s class is doing a reading readiness/encouragement program called Snuggle Up and Read which is in my opinion a Kindergarten version of what will later become primary school…
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