Have you ever heard of the term “Rainbow Baby?” A child born after a miscarriage, or loss of an older sibling is often referred to as a Rainbow Baby. Thousands of parents suffer the heartache of a lost pregnancy or child every day. “Dream a Rainbow” is dedicated to author, Carlotta Penn’s own Rainbow Baby. See how Goober and Mama felt about such a bittersweet theme (Goober is a Rainbow Baby himself). Continue reading “Dream a Rainbow- By Carlotta Penn”→
Back in this post, we discussed that a great way to get kids of all ages interested in reading is to introduce them to books that don’t read like books. Reading a chapter book can be SO daunting and sometimes, they may be hard to follow if you’re not really into reading them. This can lead kids to get discouraged quickly, and will likely turn them off from reading just as fast. When Guppy first started reading, she really wasn’t into sitting down for a chapter after chapter saga. Instead, we started to buy her books that had a different, more “journal-esque” format to them, and her interest in reading flourished. She told us it was like the character in the book was passing notes to her, and just telling her about their day, rather than trying to understand a narrative in third person. Here are 5 books that have that “Diary” feel to them, that make reading seem more comfortable, and personal to kids that still aren’t “into” reading.
Feelings are a big part of growing up, and sometimes it can be hard for our kids to unpack those feelings into productive conversation. Jameon’s Closet by Shauna Havlina M.S., LMFT and Leanne Richter M.A. LMFT shows us a solid metaphor, and a great way to help our kids deal with their big feelings!
I know a LOT of teachers, of all different grades. And let me tell you how many of the SAME teacher gifts they have. (Mugs, Tumblers, Pictures of Students, Picture Frames, Apple Statues, you get the picture) But if you REALLY want to show your appreciation for your kid’s teacher, why not get them something unique and useful. (You really only need like…4 mugs, and that’s being generous. Seriously, everyone, STOP WITH THE MUGS ALREADY!) Here is the BookwyrmMama list of better Teacher gifts!