Ready-to-Read with DIY Bug Reading Pointers

I can't believe that Sawyer, my youngest, is already reading. It seems like just yesterday that I was teaching my oldest to read. I love when they first start learning and making the connections of all the words around them. When they can begin reading storefronts and street signs, everything starts changing for them. Learning how to read is different for everyone. Getting started can be tricky. … [Read more...]

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Book + Bedtime Checklist Printable

It never really matters what activities my kids did that day; they always had plenty of energy when they were told it was bedtime. If there was any way to get up and out of bed, you bet they could think of it. Having a good bedtime routine is helpful. Every night, everyone knows what is expected of them and what they can and cannot do. We set up a bedtime checklist to make sure everything gets … [Read more...]

Invest In Your Kid’s Love Of Reading With Bookroo {Plus Giveaway}

My family loves books. I have a big box that we rotate seasonal books out of, we all have a reading time during the day, we always read books as part of our bedtime routine, and we love growing our own library. There is something special about owning your own books. My kids love to read and then reread books, and a few of them are really cherished by them. When I saw Bookroo I knew it would be … [Read more...]

10 Fun & Colorful Books For St. Patrick’s Day

I really love children's books. I have a big basket in my living room where I constantly rotate our books depending on the holiday or season. It is such a fun tradition and my kids really enjoy reading books to celebrate. St. Patrick's Day is such a fun holiday. With my preschooler, we talk about the color green, all the different foods that are green, and rainbows. With both my 9-year-old and … [Read more...]

Serena Valentino’s Disney Villains Mistress of All Evil {Plus, VISA Prize Pack Giveaway}

“Thanks to Disney-Hyperion for sending me a set of VILLAINS books, and for providing a prize pack!” It's October, and we are getting into the spirit of all things evil around here to kick off Halloween. I love these books from Serena Valentino about the Disney Villains! Her latest book is called Mistress of All Evil, and I just love the idea behind these stories. I honestly never gave the … [Read more...]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Prize Pack Giveaway!

“I partnered with Scholastic to share this giveaway.” The kids are about to get out of school just as the weather gets most humid around here. I love the heat, and you'll never hear me complain about it but the kids love a break from it sometimes, and their favorite way is in a nice cool movie theater. They are all excited about going to see Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. My two … [Read more...]

Downtown Bookworks – Gifts That Keep On Giving (& Giveaway!)

Some of my favorite gifts to give are books. I love books! My mom is a first-grade teacher, so I've always surrounded by books. She was great at finding me great books to read. Now that I am a mother I am trying to help teach and give my kids that same love of reading. My kids are given at least one book every year at Christmas. I also am obsessed with children's books, so I am always on the hunt … [Read more...]

I See Me Personalized Storybook Bundle For Your Little Princess, Astronaut, or Pirate {& Giveaway}

Halli started her first year of preschool this year and absolutely loves it. In just a few months it has been so fun to see how much she has learned. Right now her preschool teacher is really trying to teach the kids how to recognize, spell, and write their names. Halli has been pretty good at recognizing her name but we have really been working on spelling it independently. She usually adds an … [Read more...]

25 Days of Christmas Books for Kids {Countdown Christmas Advent}

This year we started a new tradition! We are celebrating Christmas with all our favorite holiday books! We've taken 25 Christmas Books for Kids to read throughout the month to celebrate! It's a great opportunity to bring the family together and share the company of a good book. In the past years I've seen some parents talking about how they wrap books and every night they unwrap one and … [Read more...]