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Story Time: Uncle Rocky – Fast Action

Story Time: Uncle Rocky - Fast Action includes airplane activities, crafts, and free printables to go with the picture book by James Burd Brewster

My friends, James Burd Brewster has done it again.  Uncle Rocky – Fast Action is a fun and interesting story that not only educates your littles about different aircraft (and what little isn’t fascinated by planes?), it also explains the Heimlich Maneuver and even includes detailed instructions for performing the maneuver at the end.

I know I’ve said it before, but I can’t recommend the Glad to Do It! series by Mr. Brewster enough.  With each book, the author teaches practical facts while telling an interesting story about an everyday hero.  In this one, Rocky’s nephews are once more featured as stars of the show.  They even get to say the catch phrase, “Glad to do it!” at the end.

It doesn’t get any better than that.
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Because of Winn-Dixie Activities for Learning

Activities for Learning has more than 75 activities for reading comprehension and fun for Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo is one of the best books ever.  Isn’t it?

A quick, easy read that manages to be full of heart, this tale of a dog helping a family find their way is one of my all-time favorites.  Being a dog lover helps, but this story is also about childhood and loss and healing.  Even if you’re kiddos are cat people, they will love this book.
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Book Talk: Encourage Family Reading

Having a weekly family book talk is a great way to encourage your children to read and keep them interested in reading for life

If you’re like me, there is nothing more joyful than having real conversations with your littles.

There are lots of ways to accomplish that, from carving out special time to having family meals together without technology to implementing a family game night.  But have you ever considered family book talks?

Gathering together once a week to talk about what your kids are reading can spark some interesting, lively conversations.  Hearing the stories that intrigue your littles, their reactions to different events within their books, can give real insight into what they’re thinking and feeling.

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Celebrating Summer with Books

Get outside and read some books that celebrate summer aloud with your littles!

Today marks the beginning of our summer session of homeschool, and I’m super excited to start reading All Quiet On the Western Front with my boys.

Perhaps it’s not much of  a summer book, but we’re wrapping up our World War I studies as part of this session, so it’s perfect in other ways.  And since it’s relatively short, I think we’ll have time to also read Ruby Holler  before summer’s end and if there’s a summery book out there, Ruby Holler is it!  Talk about switching gears! haha

You might be wanting to celebrate summer with your littles, too, and if you’re like me, one of the best ways to do that is with books.

Because books, y’all.  Yeah yeah.

Over the years, we’ve read numerous books on a blanket outside under a shade tree.  I’ve compiled a short list of my very favorites for you so you and your littles can get busy doing the same.
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