Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought a list of children’s book about love was needed. Curl up with your little ones and enjoy these sweet titles that are sure to warm your heart and make them smile.
One of my favorite things in the whole world is snuggling with my children and reading aloud from a great book. We enjoy picture books as well, but there is nothing like a fantastic chapter book or novel read aloud. I’ve found that our read alouds really deepen our bond and helps us to connect as a family. Plus I get to re-read some of my favorite childhood books.
February 15th is Galileo’s birthday, so I decided to search out all of the kids’ books and fun resources to aid me in teaching our son about the man that designed the first pendulum clock. Galileo improved the telescope and thus discovered sunspots, tracked the phases of Venus, and puzzled over the rings of Saturn. He also went on to discover the four massive moons of Jupiter! This is definitely a scientist our son wanted to know more about.
What if your child isn’t ready for Harry Potter? What books are similar but for a younger audience? I’ve scoured the internet looking for great fantasy adventure books, alike to the famous Harry Potter series, yet geared toward children who are NOT yet ready for the intensity that comes along with the Hogwarts life. So, here are 20 Books for Kids Not Ready for Harry Potter!
Your reluctant reader has finished the Harry Potter series…um…now what? Here they are all glassy eyed and full of wonder from their journey into Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. They are simply unwilling to come back to the muggle world, but instead wish to stay in the realm of fantasy and adventure. Well, I too have found myself in this exact position, and I’m positive I’m not alone. Here are 25 books your child should love reading after Harry Potter!
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a favorite in our home. We read it every year at Halloween and our kids never seem to tire of it. This year I decided to do a bit more than read the original classic by Washington Irving. This year I wanted to add in a few activities to go along this famous folk tale.
Marie Curie is considered one of the greatest female scientists of all time. With her birthday coming up on November 7th, and our sons love of all things science, I felt a post dedicated to kids books about Marie Curie, and to inspiring little scientist everywhere was needed. I mean, it’s not every day that someone wins the Nobel prize, or that someone wins the Nobel prize twice and in two different fields, or that your discovery helps usher in the atomic age!
We paint pumpkins every year. It’s the perfect Halloween activity. Especially for children who do not have the strength, dexterity, coordination, or are not yet old enough for carving pumpkins. This year was no different although I did read aloud to the children from a new selection of Halloween books while they painted.
Summer is coming to an end here in the mountains of Tennessee and with the cooler nights comes the change in seasons. Autumn is upon us as is apple picking, falling leaves and of course pumpkins! Changes in the seasons results in changes in the seasonal books on our shelves. I hope you enjoy some of our fall favorites!
Welcome to another “Week in Review” here at Nourishing My Scholar. I am happy to report that our daughters night terrors have eased up this week and have been replaced with 3am wake ups that involve deep, thought provoking questions like….”what happens to the animals in the desert if all of the cactus were to die?”…true story. Sleep deprivation is not our friend. Coffee, however, has become a constant companion. I have a mug sitting with me now! Do come and have a cup with me and enjoy the antics we experienced this week.