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A New Day by Alex Ryvchin

June 26, 2020
A Brand New Day Alex Ryvchin Children's Book about Coronavirus

This Coronavirus pandemic has not been easy on anyone, but it has been especially difficult for kids. It is such a difficult concept to explain to children without scaring them or giving them anxiety. I like using children's books to begin conversations about challenging topics but because this pandemic is such a new and unique situation there weren't many children's books that addressed similar topics. I was happy to find A New Day by Alex Ryvchin because it addresses so…

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Go Vote, Baby! by Nancy R. Lambert

June 26, 2020
GO VOTE BABY board book

Go Vote, Baby! We are responsible for raising the next generation of young voters. It is important to stress the importance of voting and speaking up about important issues. Even babies can learn the basics of voting with this new board book from Harper Collins. Go Vote, Baby! by Nancy R. Lambert and Ann Passchier is adorable board book with 13 sliding panels. Your toddler can slide the panels to vote for their favorite things...dogs or cats? chocolate or vanilla…

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Swing by Michael Hall

June 18, 2020
Swing Michael Hall

Michael Hall is one of my favorite children's book authors and illustrators. His new book Swing could not have been released at a more appropriate time, because the message of love and acceptance of others is more important now than ever! The characters are letters of the alphabet playing on the playground. The letters LVEO all judge the other letters for being different until they start swinging and having fun and realize they all have more in common than they…

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You Made Me a Dad by Laurenne Sala

June 18, 2020
You Made Me a Dad by Laurenne Sala

Father's Day is right around the corner and as with most special occasions books are my go-to gift. What is more meaningful than the opportunity for quality time reading with your kids? You Made Me a Dad by Laurenne Sala and illustrated by Mike Malbrough is the sweetest story about the love between a father and a child. One of my favorite things about You Made Me a Dad is that it about an interracial couple and their mixed race…

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Flower Potions STEM Activity

June 2, 2020
Flower Potions

One thing that is always a hit in our household is a magic potion! There is something that kids find so special about mixing and pouring ingredients and getting the surprise of a fun chemical reaction. You can make a potion activity for almost every theme imaginable. We've done love potions for Valentines, spooky witch potions for Halloween and edible lemonade potions. For Flower Week of our free U Ready Kids Camp we knew we needed to add a flower…

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