Tag: books

Picture Book Biographies of Famous Mathematicians

A while ago we checked out The Boy Who Loved Math from the library.  It quickly became one of our favorite math picture books. I loved all the math incorporated into each picture.  My son studied it over and over and read all the fine print in the back and said he wants one for his own. This led me on a search to find other great math picture book biographies.

We Were Tired of Living in a House

I wanted to introduce you to one of our favorite vintage children’s books, We Were Tired of Living in a House by Liesel Moak Skorpen. This book is about a group of children who decide to leave their home in search of a new place to live. They try out a tree, a cave, a pond, the seashore, and then, after a series of mishaps, eventually decide to move back home. This is one book that I don’t mind reading over and over, which is a good thing because my little girl loves to hear it.

Preschool Snowy Day Printables

My preschool daughter loves books and she also loves worksheets, so I’ve created some Snowy Day Printables to go with one of her favorite books– The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats.

The worksheets include a lot of cut and paste activities because she loves doing those. I’ve tried to keep most of the cutting lines straight so that your little ones can do most of the cutting themselves. The worksheets include number activities using the numbers 1-5 and letter activities using the “s” sound. They also cover sequencing, opposites, and comprehension activities.

The Lifegiving Table by Sally Clarkson {review}

I love Sally Clarkson’s writings. She always encourages me to love my family more intentionally, more patiently, more joyfully– and her newest book, The Lifegiving Table was no different.

Even before I was finished reading the introduction, I was reminded that no matter what my parenting views or methods, having a relationship with my children is one of the most important things that I can do. I see that now ever more clearly that most of my children are teens or close to teens.

Five Reasons You Should Be Reading Aloud This Coming Year {+printable reading log}

“Do you know what pliable means?” my mom said as she looked up from the book she was reading. We were in the middle of Pilgrim’s Progress and had reached the part where Pliable and Obstinate were trying to convince Christian to turn back from his dangerous journey.

“If something is Pliable it means it can be easily bent around– like play-dough,” my mom went on.