Jake Starts School

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Has your child ever attached themselves to your leg and it felt impossible to remove them? Jake Starts School by Michael Wright is a funny and sweet tale of a boy named Jake who is anxious about leaving his parents to start school. He is so anxious he actually clings to his parents so tight they can't pry him off! He can't do anything in school … [Read more...]

The Princess Panda Tea Party: A Cerebral Palsy Princess Tale


The Princess Panda Tea Party: A Cerebral Palsy Princess Tale is a sweet story of a young girl with Cerebral Palsy, who fulfills her dream of winning a scholarship despite her physical limitations. Michelle lives in an orphanage with many other girls who are unkind to her, which makes her feel isolated and dis-empowered. One night when Michelle … [Read more...]

Flourless Chickpea Chocolate Loaf

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Are you looking to sneak some nutrients into your child’s dessert? Try these chickpea mini chocolate loaves made with an entire can of chickpeas. The taste is mild with no “bean” taste, just a nice fudgy, chocolate flavor. The texture is slightly crumby so you may be cleaning up a small trail of crumbs after your little one! My son won’t go near … [Read more...]

Picture Books that Encourage a Child to Tell the Truth

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Does your child always tell the truth? Have you ever caught your little one telling a white lie? Have you ever been a caught in a lie? Well, these three books are for you! Even if your child always tells the truth, it is valuable for them to learn about what lying is and the consequences to that particular behavior. I like these three books that I … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Overnight Oatmeal Bread with Chia

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Are you dairy free? Are you looking for a healthy breakfast or some good ideas for a lunchbox? Try this overnight oatmeal bread with chia seeds. Want to add dairy? Substitute the almond milk with low fat buttermilk! Want to reduce the sugar? Use unsweetened almond milk instead of vanilla almond milk. This bread is slightly sweet (add more sugar if … [Read more...]

Gravitybread presents Elizabeth Sautter

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I  am thrilled to present Elizabeth Sautter, co author of Whole Body Listening Larry at School and Whole Body Listening Larry at Home. Elizabeth is a speech language pathologist who is also the co-director/co-owner of Communication Works (cwtherapy.com), a private practice in Oakland, California, offering speech, language, social, and occupational … [Read more...]

What is the best method when reading to your child?

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For this month of Research Tuesday, I decided to choose two articles addressing the best way to read picture books aloud to your young child. I found these articles very interesting and extremely helpful in reinforcing the importance of getting your child involved in book reading time. There have been many times that I have been told through my … [Read more...]

10 “Grown Up” Sensory Activities for an Older Child and/or Teenager

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Do you have an older child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Do you need some fresh ideas for your older child to help meet their sensory needs? Finding ideas of sensory activities for a young child is pretty easy because there are so many resources out there. However, many of these activities are not appropriate for an older child, … [Read more...]

Chocolate Moon Cookies


I am excited to present this guest post written by Ann McCallum, author of the fantastic book, Eat Your Science Homework, Recipes for Inquiring Minds which is officially released August 6th! Ann is also the author of Eat Your Math Homework, Recipes for Hungry Minds. Ann has guest posted on Gravitybread before when sharing her recipe for Common … [Read more...]

How to Heal a Broken Wing

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Do you want to help teach your child empathy? How about a love and respect for living things? I received How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham from PJ Library about a month ago and loved it. The book begins with this sentence, "High above the city, no one heard the soft thud of feathers against glass. No one saw the bird fall. No one looked … [Read more...]