It’s no secret that kids LOVE sensory play! While you have some extra time with your child(ren), you can read them book that goes along with some of their favorite sensory activities! here are some of my recommendations for literary sensory play!
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Marian and her friends discover a hill filled with rocks and wooden boxes, and there they establish Roxaboxen. Find out about all their adventures in the book Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran.
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It may sound easy as a concept, but there’s a difference between reading the words on a page, and engaging your child in a story read aloud. Below you’ll find my tips and tricks for a fun and interactive story time that both you and your child will enjoy at any time of the day!
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Well, friends, we’re back. Goober is a year older (so am I, but that’s irrelevant) and he’s even more on the move than he’s ever been. Last year, I had the opportunity to take a job as a teacher in a local daycare center. I seized that opportunity and hit the ground running so fast, I kind of forgot to look back at this blog. Now, with the dreaded Covid-19 quarantine looming over us, I feel a lot more prepared than I would had I not started teaching. (I primarily teach in the 4-5 age group, but I frequently visit the younger age groups as well). So straying from our original “Books First” focus, I have prepared a list of some fun things to do if you’re spending a LOT of time home with your kids!
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“Sometimes we hear words in the news and it’s hard to understand what they mean and how they affect us.” These are the words printed on the back of Children in our World: Racism and Intolerance, and they’re a sentiment that the BookwyrmMama household understands all to well.
It’s always difficult to have a discussion with your children about racism and intolerance. It’s never easy or simple to discuss injustices in our world, but the impact of having these conversations early and frequently impossible to ignore. Books like “Children in our World” could help ease into those hard to bring up discussions and make conversations a little bit easier.
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What kind of blog would I be if I didn’t list out my New Years Resolutions for everyone? I don’t mean my personal goals (ahem, exercise more!) I do mean my book goals. This past year, I did a huge revamp of the blog, incorporating recipes, crafts, and product lists, and I think they are going very well. I also have a few reading and writing goals for 2019, and I’m VERY excited to share them with you!
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It’s the first month in our 2019 attempt to expand our views beyond our favorite library shelves, and the first month is (Drumroll) Motivation and Self Help. I chose this primarily because I bought myself a Hygge book a few months ago, and I’ve been slacking on it. Really slacking. So in order to motivate myself, I’m using it as inspiration to get moving in the upcoming year. I’ll let you know how it goes, everyone!
Now, I know what you’re thinking: Rachel, I read WAAYY more than one book a month (and so do I, obviously!), but this project is different. Instead of staying in our favorite sections of the library, content to read the same style of story over and over again, what we should be doing is expanding and growing our tastes. And so, this year, I am resolving to read at least one book in a different genre every month. Some I will be excited for, and others…I may dread. But they will be read, and processed, and reviewed and hopefully, I’ll grow or something! (PS the kids are doing this challenge too, they just don’t know it yet….) Don’t forget to comment on this post, OR tag us (here or on social media) when you complete a book! Use #bwmbookamonth to let us know your progress!
Well, All this is my participation post for the I-Spy Reading Challenge. Check back for Updates and see what I’ve managed so far!
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Everyone, I’m just pleased as punch to tell you I have every intention of participating in quite a few 2019 reading challenges across the internet. Here is my list of challenges I plan on doing, and I’ll continue to update, so that you can follow along if you’d like!
AtoZ Reading Challenge
I SPY Reading Challenge
Library Love Challenge
I’m super excited to participate in these challenges. Let me know in the comments what challenges you’ll be participating in!