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Virtual book clubs for kids are an awesome way to find inspiration and camaraderie for both kids and parents.  Following or belonging to a book club can help parents find stories that other children of similar ages and interests have found enjoyable.  Thanks to virtual book clubs, we have found several absolutely fantastic books and authors that...

My children and I love reading Caldecott Medal and Honor Books.  Some of our favorites are “The Snowy Day,” “Madeline,” and “The House that Jack Built.”  Most recently our Poppins Book Nook, Virtual Book Club Selection was “Swimmy,” by Leo Lionni.    This pack focuses on having fun with colors and...

My kids LOVE FOOD! Eating is one of their all-time favorite activities. Because they like to eat so much (and so often) they have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen learning how to cook. Since we are big Disney fans my son thinks it would be fun to have a little friend like Remy stop by and teach him how to prepare interesting meals. If Remy decides to...

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Sensory Bins Series! This month I am back with a new sensory bin! Sensory bins are a lot of fun, but are also a great way to incorporate some hands-on learning! I like to tie in great children’s literature with my sensory bins, so that is what I am going to try to do as a contributor for Enchanted Homeschooling Mom each month. I...

Are you passionate about the unique personality of your furry friend in your family? I know that for our family all of our doggies have very unique personalities. Milo is no different. He is full of lively personality and has a nose for food. There is no doubt that you will all fall in love with Milo by reading this review and doing Milo’s sensory bin adventure...

Getting children to help in the kitchen can be fun when they are ready of it. When you combine the Berenstain Bears, cooking, and children then you can have not only a great meal, but also a fun time making it. The recipes that you can find in the Berenstain Bears Country Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with an Adult by Mike Berenstain are sure to be new family favorites.  Before...

Come Rain, Come Snow, Come Sleet, Come Hail…Come weather one and all! Welcome to the kickoff collaborative post for the new Poppins Book Nook 2015-2016 season! And you guessed it, we are all about the Weather for our theme! From Thunder Cake to Tornado Crafts, to Windy Days and a Cotton Cloud Man Craft–we’ve got just the weather activity for...

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Sensory Bins Series! This month I am back with a new book-inspired sensory bin! Sensory bins are a lot of fun, but are also a great way to incorporate some hands-on learning! I like to tie in great children’s literature with my sensory bins, so that is what I am going to try to do as a contributor for Enchanted Homeschooling Mom...

California is a wonderful state full of beautiful animals, splendid habitats, and vibrant vistas. When you look closer inside the borders of this great state you will also find it is also home to a great many entertainers, scholars, and writers. One such great writer that was not only influential, but also a brilliant children’s storybook writer named Theodor Geisel,...

One of my favorite activities to with my girls is gross motor and book activities. Today’s spring themed gross motor is that type of activity. It is fun and easy to do plus gets kids moving along with reading. We used the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog!. I love these series of books because them build on each other and are fun for kids to listen...

Teaching children through storybooks can be a fun way to get them to not only develop their reading skills, but to also have a blast learning. One of my children’s favorite board books is Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri. This is a fun kid’s storybook that is easy to read for young children and is full of color fun. To make it even more fun, I created my FREE I Know...

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