Picture books about Pasta

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Zolie Ravioli is a book about a girl named Zolie Ravioli who loves pasta! This book takes the reader through all different types of pasta including alphabetos, macaroni and cheese, fettuccine and much more. Your child will learn the names and characteristics of these pastas through the authors descriptions such as describing angel hair pasta as … [Read more...]

Fresh Fig Granola

Fig granola

Do you like figs?  Are you looking for a healthy breakfast or lunchbox item for your child? This fig granola is perfect to send with your little one to school since it has no nuts and is dairy free. The granola is full of sweet figs and a banana, which adds tons of nutrition in every bite! Did you run out of canola oil? Use avocado oil! It works … [Read more...]

How To Cheer Up Dad

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Do you have a very active child that is always getting themselves in trouble due to their mischievous ways? You will love this book, How To Cheer Up Dad by Fred Kochler. This book is a sweet and funny tale of an elephant named Little Jumbo and his dad. Little Jumbo is getting in trouble with his dad by making a big mess and telling his daddy that … [Read more...]

Building Language with LEGOS, a trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Building Language

Do you want to visit Legoland and work on your child's language skills?  I grew up playing with Legos and building all types of structures, big and small. Legos are simple toys by themselves but built together can turn into a complex and amazing project! As a parent and therapist I have used Legos for both play and therapeutic purposes. I … [Read more...]

Garden Safari Vegetable Soup

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Garden Safari Vegetable Soup by Kitchen Club Kids is a wonderful book to teach your child healthy eating, help build vocabulary, and work on sequencing through cooking. The Kitchen Club Kids created books to help children get involved in the kitchen and created simple stories that incorporated rhyming words, an engaging story, bright clear … [Read more...]

Reading Picture Books using the Common Core Curriculum

Reading Time with Core

Do you have a child that is preschool age or in kindergarten? How about just beginning 1st grade? Do you want to help carry over some skills that your child is learning in the classroom? Do it when reading books to your child! These standards are for kindergarten but can be worked on with a older preschooler if they are ready. Many beginning … [Read more...]

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

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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...]