Bowl-y Bugs – Toddler Art Activity DIY

Another fun, quick and easy toddler art activity – bowl-y bugs. Not a specific insect per se, but you could certainly do red and black lady bugs, yellow and black bees but I really like letting my little guy chose his own colors and be creative. Supplies Paper bowls or plates google eyes pipe cleaners […]

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Reach & Read: Book Review Round-Up for February 2018

January and February have been busy, so I know I am missing things, but for sure want to share reviews of some of the books we read this month! Mela and the Elephant by Dow Phumiruk and illustrated by Ziyue Chen Mela (‘may-la’) learns about kindness and empathy in this new simple fable set in […]

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Reach & Read: My Family Four Floors Up

¬†What a delightful book! Stutson and Krampien have created a great rhyming story with emphasis on colors, sounds, fun descriptors all the while featuring different home and families than the usual white nuclear suburbia. There is an urban feel (high rises at night!), but still peaceful, positive and enjoyable to read. There is one picture […]

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Reach & Read: My Red Velvet Cape by Dana Sullivan

What we are reading this week! Seattle-area author¬† and illustrator, Dana Sullivan has created an great story about an imaginative boy, Mateo, who is hoping for a cape for his birthday. Sullivan’s illustrations really capture the little boy’s superhero cape plans as well as the series events leading up to his birthday. This story is […]

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Reach and Read: May I Come In?

May I Come In? By Marsha Diane Arnold, illustrated by Jennie PohA simple story with vivid whimsical artwork that touches on correct grammar (may I vs can I—flashbacks anyone?), kindness and that it’s ok to be scared. My favorite part is the description of the rain – swish swish plish! This captures the sound and […]

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POK POK The Drinking Food of Thailand by Andy Ricker

Awesome cookbook that captures authentic recipes and techniques. It is not watered down/simplified, however author does provide some guidance on ingredients and the setting surround the foods consumption. It will take me a bit to cook through everything and I want to do more research on the sour meat techniques but a few of the […]

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