Wow, it’s hard to believe that the Poppins Book Nook monthly themed virtual book club for kids is turning 1 year old this month! I guess the old adage that time flies when you are having fun really does apply. This book club was started as a way to share and inspire a love for reading in children.
If you have followed along with the Poppins Book Nook over the past year you can still expect the same quality posts, storybook activities, and reading fun to be shared with you each month to bring alive in your homes, classrooms, libraries, etc. But, you will notice some wonderful new additions to this new year of the Poppins Book Nook as well. I hope you enjoy as much as I have enjoyed putting them together and using them with my children. If you are new to following along with the Poppins Book Nook I would like to reach into my magic carpet bag and roll out the red carpet welcome for you all! If you would like to learn more about the Poppins Book Nook, please read all about it HERE.
Each month we will share our reading adventures with all of you on a different theme. We have a wide variety of age ranges joining us this year so there should be something fun found on one of the co-hosts sites each and every month for everyone. Here are our themes for the 2014 – 2015 year of Poppins Book Nook:
I would like to give a big warm welcome and introduce you all to this year’s Poppins Book Nook co-hosts. Please make sure to follow along with their site as they are all very talented women with a wide variety of topics, themes, and articles to share with all of us.
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Water on the Floor ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom’s Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama
New This Year! This year we will be taking you all on an optional lapbook adventure. Each month with the introduction post to the new theme that will be shared the first week of every month you will find here on Enchanted Homeschooling Mom a new FREE printable lapbook element that ties in with the monthly theme. The hope is that you can all add memories and learning fun to your lapbook each month and have a wonderful keepsake at the end of the year.
Not sure what a lapbook is or how to make one? Check out this fantastic video on this topic (by Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler):
Below are the first FREE Poppins Book Nook lapbook printables to get you started for this month. In the first download you will find the Poppins Book Nook Lapbook Introduction Pack which contains:
- Official Interactive Poppins Book Nook Bookmark (to make reading more fun throughout the year!)
- The cover to your lapbook
- Lapbook instructions
- Storybook Passport (that you will add to each month)
- Authors Around the Globe
In this second download you will find the Poppins Book Nook Lapbook March 2014 Pack which contains:
- An official interactive Poppins Book Nook bookmark for this month’s theme
- This month’s Passport pages to add to your lapbook
- Several lapbook elements centered on geography
- A reading response worksheet
The Poppins Book Nook features themed books every month, but how do you read your books? I know that I use a mix of physical and eBooks. We love our trips to the library after all, but over the years I have had various free and low cost eReaders too. Even though I have tried various eReaders, I always came back to the Amazon Kindle App. Everyone these days has Apps for this and that, but the Amazon Kindle App is unique because everyone can get it because it is free and everything from phones to tablets to your desktop computer (using the internet) can get access to your Amazon Kindle App and all of your content. The Amazon Kindle App also stores all those fun free books so you do not always have to buy the books. Another great aspect is that more and more libraries are offering digital copies of books that you can ‘borrow’ for a set time period. Books are portable, but every digital device from phones to eReaders to computers can use applications now so you can use your Amazon Kindle App from almost anywhere, even your grandparents computer or sister in-laws tablet to teach or entertain your children. So, why not take the leap and get the Amazon Kindle App? Well, now that I have you at least looking at the Amazon Kindle App for your eBook reading needs, why not go to the next step? That’s right, why not enter to win a FREE Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 32GB WiFi 4G w/ Charger? The Poppins Book Nook is proud to be offering you the opportunity to win this fabulous Kindle Fire 32GB WiFi 4G w/ Charger to one lucky entrant. This way, you can download and read all of your favorite eBooks you have and will collect in the Amazon Kindle App, along with all the other absolutely fun things you can do with a Kindle Fire 32GB WiFi 4G w/ Charger, be it learning activities, free reading, or other eReader activities.
Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Thank you all for your continued support and for following along with the Poppins Book Nook Book Club! May this bring a spoonful of reading fun into your households for your children. Enjoy this Kindle Fire giveaway!
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Will you be using the lapbook, bookmarks, or creating storybook activities with your children or students to follow along with the monthly themes here at Poppins Book Nook? Make sure to send me pictures of your children in action and I will share them the Poppins Book Nook readers on the official Facebook page. Follow Poppins Book Nook on Pinterest.
Mary Poppins inspired clip art by the talented: