Anansi Folktales: Learning Valuable Lessons

For the month of February, I wanted to share two folktales that can help teach your child valuable lessons about responsibility, citizenship, fairness, respect and sharing. These folktales written by Bobby and Sherri Norfolk and illustrated by Baird Hoffmire are a great fit for Black History Month as well since the culture of both books takes place … [Read more...]

Stone Soup

Are you looking for a book to help teach your child about sharing and working together? Stone Soup by Heather Forest illustrated by Susan Gaber is a folktale about two travelers that are hungry and are seeking food in a local village. This European folktale has been told for centuries and teaches an importance lesson for both children and adults … [Read more...]

Hoot and Peep

Help teach your child about the magic of being unique with this book, Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge. Hoot and Peep is a beautiful illustrated book about an older brother owl named Hoot who wants to impart his owly wisdom to his younger sister Peep. Owl likes to say "Hooo" on the rooftop but Peep has other ideas about what she likes to sing. She … [Read more...]

Picture Books that Encourage a Child to Tell the Truth

Does your child always tell the truth? Have you ever caught your little one telling a white lie? Have you ever been a caught in a lie? Well, these three books are for you! Even if your child always tells the truth, it is valuable for them to learn about what lying is and the consequences to that particular behavior. I like these three books that I … [Read more...]

Superflex, a Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum

Does your child like super heroes? Does your child need some help with their social skills and flexible thinking? Superflex, A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum is a "curriculum that can provide a teaching tool to help children learn about their social behavior and strategies on how to regulate it".  A great precursor to this book is You are a … [Read more...]

Little Sweet Potato

Has your child ever felt left out? Like they don't belong?I think this is a book that both children and adults can appreciate. When I saw this book on amazon a couple of weeks ago, it sparked my interest. Of course, first because of the title since I love sweet potatoes but more importantly, the message of the book caught my attention. I love … [Read more...]

Whole Body Listening Larry at School

Do you have a child who has difficulty following directions and listening? Whole Body Listening Larry at School is an excellent book to teach the concept "whole body listening" and following directions within the school setting. The story begins with two new students attending school named Luka and Leah. Luka and Leah have trouble listening and … [Read more...]

Whole Body Listening Larry at Home!

Does your child ever have trouble listening? I think every parent runs into this issue. Whole Body Listening Larry at Home which is written by two speech language pathologists is an ideal book to discuss whole body listening. I loved this book because the illustrations are so vibrant and engaging and the text is easy for a young child to understand … [Read more...]

Have You Filled A Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? teaches a very important lesson to children ages 4 and up. It is an excellent book to read during mealtime or any time! This book discusses how everyone carries an invisible bucket. Buckets are filled with good thoughts and feelings. When you make someone feel good, you fill their bucket and your bucket. People who … [Read more...]

Manners at the Table

Do you ever get frustrated with your child's manners at the table? Manners at the Table (ages 5 and up) may be a good book for you!  This colorful and simple book explains how to practice good manners at the table such as being polite, staying seated during the meal, washing hands before your meal and taking smaller bites versus big bites. With its … [Read more...]