Crêpes by Suzette App

crepes by suzette

Do you want your child to learn new languages? How about exposing them to art and the city of Paris? Check out Crêpes by Suzette by Monica Wellington! I am excited to review this app created by Monica Wellington called Crêpes by Suzette. (currently priced at $1.99).  About two years ago, I reviewed the book, Crêpes by Suzette. The illustrations … [Read more...]

You Are a Social Detective Beginner App

you are a social detective

Does your child have difficulties with social skills and being socially appropriate?  I am a big fan of Michelle Garcia, Social Thinking materials and the therapeutic strategy of video modeling. This app titled You Are a Social Detective Beginner App has 3 different levels with tons of videos and various questions related to the videos. The app … [Read more...]

Gravitybread presents Tanya Lee Stone

Tanya Stone

I am excited to present Tanya Lee Stone, the author of Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? I asked Tanya some questions about Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? and how she got the inspiration to empower children through literature. I hope that you will find her responses helpful in inspiring your own children at home through children's … [Read more...]

Sensory Issues and Mealtime… What the research says…..

eating sensory issues

Do you have a child with sensory issues? Does it affect what he or she eats during mealtime? For Research Tuesday, I decided to take a further look at how sensory issues affects mealtime. I would like to share an article written in June 2011, titled Association of Sensory Processing and Eating Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. … [Read more...]

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?

women doctors

For Mother's Day this weekend, I wanted to share a powerful picture book that empowers young girls to set high goals for themselves. My daughter and I took out this book, Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Stone the other day at the library. After a couple of pages, I immediately loved the book because of … [Read more...]

Dysgraphia and a Children’s Book Review

dysgraphia

Does your child struggle with their writing skills? Do you have a child diagnosed with dysgraphia? According to the website Understand for Learning and Attention Issues, Dysgraphia is  a condition that causes trouble with written expression. The term comes from the Greek words dys (“impaired”) and graphia (“making letter forms by hand”). … [Read more...]

Gravitybread presents Maria Dismondy

Maria Dismondy

Does your child have empathy and appreciation for others? Check out my interview with Maria Dismondy and her tips on how to help your child develop a better sense of empathy through book reading with her book, The Potato Chip Champ. Maria Dismondy is an award winning children's book author who has also written many other books including Pink … [Read more...]

Rainbow Pancake Sandwich

rainbow sandwich

Are you looking for an easy and fun breakfast? This large rainbow pancake sandwich was created when I had limited time in the morning and my daughter wanted sprinkled pancakes. Instead of making batches of pancakes, I poured the whole batter in the pan, sprinkled some rainbow sprinkles on top and then baked it in the oven until it was ready to fold … [Read more...]

Bear Books by Barefoot and The Beginner Reader

bear books and the beginner reader

I have always been a big fan of the Bear book series by Barefoot Books for many years. When my children were young, I would bring them to story time at FAO Schwartz, which is a very large and famous bookstore in NYC. Immediately, when you walked in the section of Barefoot books, it was like entering into a land of beautiful, colorful and inviting … [Read more...]

The Paper Bag Princess

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Do you want to teach your daughter to stand up for herself? Read The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch the next time you sit down for a snack or dinner. The story begins with a beautiful princess named Elizabeth that is in love with a prince named Ronald. Everything is perfect until a dragon comes smashes the castle and burns all of the … [Read more...]