Summer is just around the corner and kids will love hearing summer-themed stories. Here are some recommendations for fun, magical, thought-provoking, and multicultural picture books to get us into the summer spirit. Enjoy! All You Need for a Beach by Alice Schertle; illustrated by Barbara Lavallee Ages: 3-5
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As parents, we are often looking for the perfect answers about what our children most need from us. By the time many of us arrive at parenthood, we’ve often achieved success in our careers and feel as if we should be able to transfer that success to each of our interactions with our children. But [...]
With Election Day fast approaching (Nov. 6), now is the perfect time to introduce children to the concepts of a president and elections. Whether you prefer books about fictional presidential races or true accounts of real-life presidents, all of the following provide great segues to discussing current events.
Parenting is tough—so tough that many of us (myself included) look to parenting books for guidance. The evidence? Two hot discussion threads seeking suggestions for parenting books on the PAMP General Forums. These threads generated numerous recommendations. Below are details on 11 of the most popular books according to your fellow members.
It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day parenting and delay addressing safety issues such as fires, strangers and earthquakes. Part of the problem may be that these emergency situations don’t naturally come up in everyday conversation. Picture books are a great way to broach topics that may not arise until it’s too late.
Father’s Day is fast approaching. Have you thought about how you will celebrate? How about topping off your festivities with some reading time? The staff from Books Inc. in Palo Alto recommended some of their favorite titles for Father’s Day. Books Inc., which calls itself “the West’s oldest independent bookseller,” was established during the Gold [...]
I am always on the lookout for life lessons that can be applied to parenthood. And, if you are like most parents, you can use all the guidance and inspiration you can get. So when I find inspiration, I am compelled to share. This is why I wrote a book, Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers [...]
The month of May brings mayflowers, the Indianapolis 500 and, of course, Mother’s Day. In addition to brunch, flowers and (hopefully) some spa time, squeeze in some bonding time with the reason(s) you’re celebrating Mother’s Day by reading together. This month, the book roundup includes picture books especially for mothers and their children.
Earth Day might seem like an odd holiday, especially to children. Rather than feasting, exchanging gifts or relaxing with family, we pick up trash, plant trees and practice the three R’s. But Earth Day is especially important for children, as one day they will inherit our planet, whatever its condition. So kick off the day [...]