Setting Goals for 2016 (The Kid Friendly Way!)

Tomorrow is officially a new year, and if you’re like me than you are Pumped and Ready to set some awesome goals! If you want to get your kids in on this goal-oriented action, then take a look at the links below. I’ve rustled up some fun ways to get your kids in a future-oriented mindset. Even if they never achieve their goals (like so many of us), it’s still a good thing to get them thinking about these things.

  1. Get them prepped with some great books about perseverance (I am a sucker for Oliver Jeffers and the Elephant and Piggie series)

2. For your smaller kids, visualizing and drawing out goals can be great!

3. Here’s a great sheet for your older kids…

4. And lastly, find some books about making mistakes (because none of us are perfect when it comes to New Years Resolutions)

Have a happy New Year everyone! See you in 2016!

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Re-Post: Happy Holidays from Kids Nook

Note: This is a repost of our super fun Christmas party activities from last year. They included lots of food, awesome pajamas, and toilet paper games 🙂 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Kids Nook! To celebrate the occassion we hosted a very special pajama holiday party, featuring the classic story The Polar Express! 

Of course we ate too much food…

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Made our own special Christmas pillow buddies…

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And of course, drank hot chocolate!

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Have a great year!

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Kids Nook Reads: Yuck! That’s Not a Monster!

Families are weird. My family loves to sit around the living room and speak to each other in funny voices. My brother’s room is messy and my dad has a collection of bizarre antique pens in an old cedar box. But the thing is, even though my family is a little strange, it’s MY kind of strange, and I love them all the same!

This week we read about a similarly strange family in Yuck! That’s Not a Monster! by Angela McAllister and Alison Edgson.

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Kids Nook Reads: I’m the Best!

Have you ever looked at the people around you and thought to yourself: “Wow! I am the best!” It’s okay if you have; we’re all the best at something. You can be the  best artist at school, the best at math, or even the best pizza eater! But chances are you have some friends who are better at somethings than you are.

This week’s story is about a little dog who thinks he’s the best at EVERYTHING.

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I’m the Best by Lucy Cousins

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