Does your child have a special toy that he or she sleeps with and loves? How about a blankie? I think any child can relate to this book, Found by Salina Yoon. Every book Salina Yoon writes has a heartwarming plot which engages both the reader and child. Found is about a bear who finds a bunny lying in the forest named Floppy. Where is Floppy's … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Quinoa

oatmeal quinoa cookie

Do your kids like chocolate chip cookies? How about oatmeal chocolate chip? I decided to add some quinoa flakes in the batter to experiment with the flavor and texture. The cookies came out slightly crispy, sweet and cakey in the middle.  Quinoa flakes are a great way to add some nutrition to baked goods and it was super easy adding it to these … [Read more...]

Earth Day Picture Books

earth day picture books

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown is a beautiful book about a boy named Liam who discovers a passion for growing a garden in a city without gardens or any greenery. The story begins with Liam finding a struggling garden on a railroad track. He is determined for this garden to thrive and spends all winter learning how to be the best gardener. In the … [Read more...]

I Like Birthdays…It’s the parties I’m not sure about!

i like birthdays

Do you have a child with sensory issues that has trouble enjoying birthday parties? Has your child ever been overwhelmed at a birthday party or you had to leave because it's too much noise, stimulation, etc? Speaking from a parent's perspective, birthday parties have definitely been a challenge in my past. Birthday parties that are loud and … [Read more...]

Do You Want Your Child to Eat a Rainbow Diet?

Healthy Eating: Diverse Group Children Food Group Baskets High A

Does your child eat only beige foods? Sometimes I will notice my own kid's meals looking too brown. Chicken nuggets, french fries, chips, etc. I naturally don't like meals that look so beige, so I will add some color with fruits and vegetables.  I am lucky to have kids that are good eaters, but I did get them started early and had to be creative in … [Read more...]

Best Picks Passover Picture Books

Passover Picture Books

I wanted to share these three Passover picture books with you that I have found worked well in my home. I am a member of PJ Library, which is a wonderful program that sends free books to families throughout the year to help educate children about Jewish holidays, traditions,etc. I like reading these books before Passover to prepare my children for … [Read more...]

Wemberly Worried

Wemberly worried

Does your child worry excessively or have anxiety? Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes is about a girl named Wemberly who constantly worries. She worries about everything morning, night and throughout the day. At home, she worries that the tree would fall on her house or if there is a snake in the radiator. At the playground, she worries about the … [Read more...]

Low Fat Banana Biscotti with Cinnamon Chips

banana biscotti

Do you like banana? Do you like cinnamon? I was in the mood one morning to make biscotti and take a break from my granola making. I found a recipe at cooking light for Banana Pecan Biscotti which looked interesting. I didn't want to use the nuts and had some cinnamon chips that I recently bought. I replaced some ingredients (substituted the … [Read more...]

E-books or Print Books? What is Best for Your Child?


E-books or print books? What is best for your child in terms of related conversation, literacy, and story comprehension? I have pondered this question myself many times because e- books are so easily accessible today and there are so many to chose from! I have always gravitated towards print books because I love the experience of reading a printed … [Read more...]

Once Upon An Accommodation

once upon an accomodation

Do you have an older school aged child who needs accommodations in the school setting? I received this book, Once Upon an Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities by Nina G a couple of months ago. I passed this book along to my close friend, Lisa Berey who is a social worker who works with older children who might benefit from a book … [Read more...]