I’ll admit I’m a sucker for old folk tales. As a child I devoured Aesop’s Fables, stories about Greek and Egyptian gods, and the adventures of Anansi the spider. But this one, The Talkative Tortoise had me on the edge of my seat!
Moving to a new house can be really difficult, especially if you’re also moving to a new city. You have to make new friends, meet new people, and get used to weird new things.
This week we read The Red Boat, which is a story all about finding creative ways to cope with your new environments.
The Red Boat
By Hannah Cumming
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.
- 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!
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!
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…
Made our own special Christmas pillow buddies…
And of course, drank hot chocolate!
Have a great year!
Do you love making funny noises? Do you spend your time listening to different accents just because you love to? Well you may not, but I sure do! That’s probably why I loved reading about the adventures of Harold, a mischevious parrot in a big city!
Harold Finds a Voice
by Courtney Dicmas
Don’t you just feel like sometimes nothing interesting ever happens to you? It doesn’t matter if we’re five years old or Indiana Jones, there are just sometimes when we can’t really see what’s in front of us.
That’s what this week’s book is about: Never Ever by Jo Empson.
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.
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.
I’m the Best by Lucy Cousins
This week’s book is one of my (Elizabeth) personal favorites. As a former English teacher I always enjoy reading stories that get creative with commas (in an artistic way of course)!
Orange Bear Apple Pear
by Emily Gravett
Earlier this week we showed you what kind of fun stuff we’re getting up to in the kitchen, now we want to share some ideas with you!