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.


I’m the Best by Lucy Cousins

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Story Shirts

If you’ve ever read Robert Munch’s The Paper-bag Princess, then you’re probably already familiar with the idea of a paper-bag dress. We took our girls this week and had them decorate their own paper-bag dresses with pictures from their favorite fairy tales (kind of killing two birds with one stone!)

The girls used markers and different colored papers to tell the story of their favorite fairy tale.

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Büşra’s favorite story was Little Red Riding Hood.

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The finished products were amazing!

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It was such a simple project, but the girls had so much fun!

What story would you put on your paper bag dress? Let us know in the comments below!

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Happy Tuesday everyone! Why is it a happy Tuesday? No particular reason, it just is!

This week we’re going to give you a peek into our story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I assume most of you know the story already: three bears leave the house, a little girl breaks in and wrecks havoc, the bears return and chase her away. It’s kind of a strange story, but it’s a fun one for learning about things like big and small, hard and soft. 


We started by cleaning up the Bear’s rooms but finding all of the soft balls and the hard balls, then putting them in separate containers.




Then we made porridge for our Bears, since Goldilocks ate all of theirs up!




Our kids did such a great job! Now the Bears can go back home and relax!

Have a great day everyone!

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