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Category: preschool

Stamping with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

We are so excited to join in the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This was one of my absolute favorite books as a child and was the first book I bought the day I found out I was pregnant with my first

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Top 5 Christmas Themed Traditional Tales

1. The House that Santa Built by Dianne de Las Casas  W New for 2013, this is a Christmasy spin on that old favorite The House that Jack Built.  The author tries hard to work in lots of sound words: creak, clap, stomp, squeak, etc. 2. The Little Red Elf by

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Top 5 The Night Before Christmas Reads

It’s a classic poem.  We’ve all heard it.  We can probably recite it.  But how can you not love it?? And with such beautifully illustrated versions available, you’ll want to make it part of your Christmas library.  Of course, it’ll be hard to narrow it down to just one.  Every

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Top 5 Dino Christmas Reads

#1 Dinosaur Christmas by Jerry Pallotta W Have you ever wondered how Santa delivered all the presents before the reindeer?  Dinosaurs of course! #2 How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen W A festive installment in the great “How do Dinosaurs?” series.  There’s also a Hannukah version. #3 Dear Santasaurus

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Favorite Halloween Reads

Some people shop for shoes.  Some people love purses.  I couldn’t care less about either of those, but when it comes to holiday books, I’m a junkie!  Christmas books are my drug of choice, but I’ll take a hit off a St. Patrick’s Day book or back-to-school book (or Groundhog’s

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Toddler Time: Hosting a Busy Bag Exchange

  This is part 1 in our 3 part busy bag series. Read Part 2 and Part 3. Recently I hosted a busy bag exchange with 20+ of my friends (and their friends). It’s an idea that I’ve seen around the web lately, especially getting inspiration from here and here.

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