Category: Holidays

 
November 20, 2019

This is the third article in the Educational Gift Ideas series – we’ve already talked about Language Arts and Science gift ideas. Today, I want to share some great History and Geography related gift ideas. Non-Book Related Typically, this is a rather bookish subject, but there are some great games and toys that can round … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – History/Geography Edition"


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November 19, 2019

Yesterday I shared some holiday gift ideas with a Language Arts theme. Today, I’ll give you some great science-themed gift ideas. Science can be so much fun, what kid doesn’t want to discover how the world works? Every child has a million and one questions about everything – give them the right tools and they … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Science Edition"


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November 18, 2019

The holidays are nearly upon us, Christmas is right around the corner! I’ve started my shopping, and as I was planning out what my children will be receiving, I thought it might be fun and helpful to share some ideas here with you. I like to try and find interesting, and sneakily educational gifts for … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Language Arts Edition"


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November 4, 2019

Not to alarm any of you, but there are only 50 days until Christmas! So that means there are only: – 24 days until Thanksgiving – 25 days until Black Friday – 58 days until New Years! We have been using these cool Countdown Clocks for Christmas for years. Every Christmas morning it goes off … Continue reading "Holiday Countdown!"


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September 23, 2019

The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and cool, and the school year is new and fresh. It’s the season of apples and pumpkins and football. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year so I have quite the collection of fall themed picture books that I love to share with … Continue reading "Favorite Fall Reads"


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April 2, 2019

Literary Event Planning Guide – Book Related Holidays and Author Birthdays – As you can see from the list below, there are * tons * of bookish holidays, from National (Book Something) Days, to the birthdays of beloved authors! So I went through and highlighted some of my favorites from multiple sources to put together … Continue reading "Calendar of Book Related Holidays"


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February 16, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to again recommend some favorite books that deal with civil rights and famous African Americans. Each Wednesday throughout the month of February I shared a selected book on our Build Your Library Facebook page. Here is the recap: 2/6/2019: My first Black History … Continue reading "Black History Month Book Recommendations 2019"


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December 5, 2018

Have you ever noticed the wide-spread use of “light” in December’s winter holiday celebrations? As we approach the Winter Solstice, colorful lights and candles often have symbolic meanings as well as their welcome bit of cheer – whether it is a public Tree Lighting Ceremony or candles within your own dwelling. Are you celebrating any … Continue reading "Lighting Up Your Long Winter Nights"


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October 22, 2018

Thanksgiving is a bit of a controversial holiday. There are many, many books and resources on the market to help you teach it to your children, but by and large, those books and resources focus on a mythology rather than the actuality of the English coming to America. How much should we teach our young … Continue reading "My Favorite Thanksgiving Books for Younger Children"


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October 21, 2018

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – I love the fall colors, the cooler temperatures, and of course, all that delicious food! We’ve all heard the story – the Pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower and landed on Plymouth Rock. After a rough start, they were saved by the Natives who then celebrated with … Continue reading "Unit Study: The History of Thanksgiving"


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