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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Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament- Holiday Kid Crafting

A few years ago, I started making a homemade ornament for family. This year’s ornament is a yarn wrapped tree. It is simple but still festive and so many ways to personalize (sports theme, favorite colors). Better yet it is a quick activity to do with kids of most ages. Use your imagination and yarn […]

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Reach & Read: Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas

Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Marty Kelley This book had me chuckling all the way through! It is punny, clever and a great edition to our Christmas/holiday book selection. It brings back memories of singing alternative versus to classics as a tween.Devin Scillian has created a collection of poems, […]

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Magnetic Story & Busy Play Board DIY

This DIY ‘simply’ involves a trip to the auto parts store, a drill, some nails/hooks and all the magnets you can stomach (figuratively, many magnets are total choking hazards). At the auto parts store look for the world’s largest appearing cookie sheet, also known as oil drip pan. Select the least warped one.  They tend […]

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Reach & Read: S is for Stanley Cup

S is for Stanley Cup A Hockey Championship Alphabet by Mike Ulmer, Illustrated by Chris Lyons A sporty twist on the classic alphabet book. I certainly learned a fair bit of hockey championship trivia reading this book, but the basic ABC construct was fun and engaging for my little tot as well. Read as much […]

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Celebrate Lunar New Year: Action Art Ideas

Action art painting is fun and simple to do with kids of any age. This post has a slight twist or two for lunar New Year (or Tet or Chinese New Year or ?) This time of year there is often a need for lucky envelopes, called hongbao (Mandarin), lai see or li shi(Cantonese) to […]

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