Posts Tagged "books"

Children’s Books for World Day for Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd marks the World Day for Persons with Disabilities. Understanding what a disability is and means isn't always easy for the young child. In honor of this very special day, read a book that focuses on the subject. These picture books can help the young child to develop awareness of disabilities today and on any other day! Don't Call Me Special: A First Look At Disability, by Pat Thomas and Lesley Harker: Written by a counselor, this children's read looks at what disabilities are and how people who have them can lead full lives. This pick also includes a...

Places to Read for International Literacy Day

Reading is the obvious answer to, “What should my child do on International Literacy Day?” But that certainly doesn’t mean you have to sit at a table across from each other and read a book at your child. Instead, try an interactive reading session — where your child gets involved, asks questions, points to pictures and even takes over some of the storytelling. Where should you try one of these celebratory reading sessions? Check out these fabulous family-fun spaces that will make your International Literacy Day reading activities even better! Your Yard The backyard is an easy outdoor option for...

Children’s Books to Read on World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 21st marks World Day for Cultural Diversity. This special day provides the perfect opportunity to help your child learn about other cultures and why we don’t all look and act the same. It’s also an ideal day to help your child to think about how they treat others. Don’t worry if you aren’t an expert when it comes to cultures from across the globe. If you’re not sure where to start, these children’s books can spark a conversation and get your child thinking. The Judgmental Flower by Julia Cook and Anita DuFalla: If your young child is struggling with...

Celebrate Earth Day with These Children’s Books

You know that Earth Day is a time to stop and think about how we treat our planet. But does your child realize what this eco-friendly holiday stands for? Help your young child to get a better grip on Earth Day with these easy reads. Check out these children’s books that help the littlest learners to discover ways that they can celebrate this meaningful day. I Am Earth, by James McDonald and Rebecca McDonald. This book brings the basics to preschoolers and children who are in the early elementary grades. Kids can learn about taking care of the planet and...

Read Across America Day Kids’ Activities

Celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2nd with a book-themed activity. Obviously, reading with your child is a first choice. But it’s not the only way to keep the literacy party going. How else can you mark this special day? Check out these reading and reading-inspired ideas! Put On a Play Take your child’s book off of the printed page and into real life. Let your kiddo choose the story, collect costumes and help you to rework the tale into play form. Craft props, invite family or friends over and put on a Read Across America Day play. Create...

4 Purim Books for Your Young Child

Your child dresses up like Queen Esther for the Purim carnival. They make hamentashen with you. But they still can’t really communicate what the holiday of Purim is or means. If you’re struggling to help your child to understand this Jewish holiday, try reading one of these child-friendly books on the subject! The Queen Who Saved Her People, by Tilda Balsley and Ilene Richard: The captivating illustrations, rhymes and humor of this easy read will grab your little learner’s attention. This children’s book is perfect for kids in kindergarten and the early elementary grades. Purim is Coming, by Tracy Newman...

Children’s Books to Celebrate Groundhog Day

Your child asks you, “What’s Groundhog Day?” That’s a totally reasonable question. After all, it’s not easy for a young child to understand why Phil is toted out in the middle of his winter rest just to look at his shadow (or not). Help your little learner to better understand this holiday with a few children’s books on the subject. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out these easy reads. Groundhog Day! By Gail Gibbons: This illustrated tale of the holiday gives kids a beginning background to who Punxsutawney Phil is and why we celebrate Groundhog Day (for...

Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday with These Children’s Books

Even though we may lump Abraham Lincoln in with the other American greats on President’s Day, his actual birthday is February 12th. Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday with a book-reading party! Your young child can learn about the man, and what he did for the country, through these picture books. Don’t worry about losing your child’s attention. These books are engaging and written in a completely kid-friendly way. Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books, by Kay Winters and Nancy Carpenter. Instead of focusing on Lincoln’s later years, this easy read shows children how books shaped the life of a young Lincoln....

Christmas Themed Children’s Books

Twas the night before Christmas and…well, the kids are tired of hearing the same old story. If you’re looking for a new holiday tale to tell the kids, you’ll find plenty of children’s books with Christmas themes available for little ones of all ages. So, cuddle up together as you wait for Santa and check out these holiday books! How to Catch an Elf, by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton. With rhymes that will grab your child’s attention, and a cute story too, your kiddo will enjoy this funny Christmas story. Bear Stays Up for Christmas, by Karma Wilson and...

5 Hanukkah Books for Your Young Child

Your child has all kinds of questions about Hanukkah. And you have answers. At least, some answers. If you want to help your child to learn more about the holiday, these books can help you to explain the story and some of the traditions. Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer and Tiphanie Beeke. Animal-lovers will enjoy this sweet story. A rescue dog has to learn his new home’s rules, and the Hanukkah traditions too! Elmo’s Little Dreidel by Naomi Kleinberg and Christopher Moroney. Your kiddo’s favorite little red monster is here to teach a Hanukkah lesson. If your toddler...