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Roses are red, violets are blue, we’ve got another Poppins Book Nook Round Up for you! Last month, our team worked to bring you storybooks, activities, and printables relating to the theme of Poetry! Poetry can be tricky to read sometimes, but the great thing is that there truly is poetry for everyone! Our team explored poetry of every shape and...

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...

With the end of the 2014-2015 Poppins Book Nook last month I wanted to take a quick stroll down memory lane and take another look at all the fun kid’s storybook activities my family and I did. Would you like to come with us? Then come see all the fun storybook activities from dragons to bears to community helpers to gravity and more!  Since a year is a long...

I hope that you and your children are having fun learning alongside the Poppins Book Nook participants. Last month we explored and created storybook activities around taking the fun Into the Laboratory. This month’s new theme is Poetry and is sure to be fun for everyone. There are a lot of fun things to learn about and with poetry, so, what will you and your child...

Bang! Woosh! Fizz! Pop! Boom! A cacophony of sounds can come from a science laboratory and there is always great fun to be had. This month’s theme for Poppins Book Nook was “To the Laboratory” and our collaborating families sure had a blast finding books, activities and recipes celebrating the joys of science! Jello. Rock Candy. Naked Eggs. Monsters....

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...

The Northern Lights. Even as an adult I still find them both fascinating and I am just plain awestruck at their beauty. Recently the kids and I have been diving deeper into exploring the Northern Lights in a unit study and I wanted to tie in a fun hands-on art project for the kids to complete.  One of the books that the kids loved while learning about the Northern...

With the Chinese New Year almost here, do you know how much of a party the celebrations are? I am always amazed at how fun, athletic, and awe inspiring a good festival lion can be at Chinese New Year celebration. The tricks, stunts, and more that the performers are able to execute is often times phenomenal.  With this in mind, while we were reading the story...

Reading a storybook to your elementary students can be one of many ways to engage them into investigating storybook connections. No matter how you can encourage them to read, it is these storybook connections that become important to developing their retention of the stories they are reading.  I recently did some storybook connection investigations when we were...

I hope that you and your children are having fun learning alongside the Poppins Book Nook participants. Last November (since we took December off) we explored and created storybook activities around Kids in the Kitchen. This month’s new theme is To The Laboratory and is sure to be an experiment in fun for everyone. There are a lot of fun things to learn about in...

Storybook activities are fun and active ways to extend books we are reading with our kids. On my blog, Growing Book by Book, I’m always looking for literacy ideas to further our learning that stem from children’s books. Today, I’m excited to share a new book find of ours that is perfect for a winter study. It’s called Sneezy the Snowman. Maureen...

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