Kid Lit Village: LILA LOU’S LITTLE LIBRARY

LILA LOU’S LITTLE LIBRARY

Play Grows Brains.

When you hear that play helps with brain development, what kind of play do you imagine? I would define play as self-directed, freely chosen, and intrinsically motivated activities. Makers of electronic toys would have us believe that we need these educational toys to ‘teach’ our children something. And yet the research has shown that theContinue reading “Play Grows Brains.”

Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker: Read Aloud

Hello Readers! Pancake Day is February 16, 2021 and I’ve uploaded a read aloud video for you to enjoy! Katie Shaeffer, read by the author, (that’s me!) is a great book for your 3-8 year old, especially those who enjoy characters like Jillian Jiggs. And yes, those are my very dry hands in the video.Continue reading “Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker: Read Aloud”

Monster Cookies: Recipe

Here’s my recipe for Monster Cookies that’s sure to please any little monster running around your home. Recipe for Monster Cookies*note: I have tested and tweaked this recipe and it is awesome! 1/2 cup margarine1/2 cup butter3/4 cup light brown sugar3/4 cup white sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract2 cups flour1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp bakingContinue reading “Monster Cookies: Recipe”

Kid Lit Love: How Long is Forever

Happy Monday and welcome to Kid Lit Love where new release children’s books and book creators are featured weekly. Today we feature HOW LONG IS FOREVER by Kelly Carey, illustrated by Qing Zhuang, published by Charlesbridge. This book was just released April 7, 2020! The title is a question many of us can relate toContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: How Long is Forever”

Connecting Families With Nature

As you may know, I’m living in beautiful British Columbia and if you listen to Dr. Bonnie Henry, she reminds us daily about how going outdoors is so important for our mental health, particularly during this time while we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. It will be Earth Day on Wednesday soContinue reading “Connecting Families With Nature”

Kid Lit Love: Rachel Carson and Ecology for Kids

I am happy to continue the Kid Lit Love series featuring new release children’s books from members of the Kid Lit Community! Today’s book, recently released in February of this year, is Rachel Carson and Ecology for Kids by Rowena Rae. It is published by Chicago Review Press. What makes this post extra special forContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Rachel Carson and Ecology for Kids”

Reading for Research: Reforemo Challenge Wrap Up

At the beginning of March, when I began the Reforemo challenge, I had no idea that the libraries would be closed and much of the world shut down. Here’s my March 7th post, before the world changed. The first half of the month, I was able to check out many of the books and IContinue reading “Reading for Research: Reforemo Challenge Wrap Up”