Hands-On Activity for The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

Jan Brett is one of my all-time favorite picture book authors! I have loved each and every book I’ve read of hers. The illustrations in her books are just beautiful, and I love the way she tells a story within a story with the pictures on the sides of each page. With the bitter cold […]

Hands-on Activity for Around the World in 80 Days

As Jules Verne’s story Around the World in Eighty Days opens we are introduced to the main character – Phileas Fogg: “Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens. He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, though he seemed always to avoid attracting attention; an […]

Pretend Play Activities for Spot’s Snowy Day

My son loves to read. (Hear this momma reader shout some praise?) Even with his variety of special needs, he continues to amaze us how he absorbs what he reads in various ways. So, naturally, I often plan our home preschool units based around a book or multiple books on a theme. We love to […]

Hands-On Activities for Peter Pan

If you are looking for a classic adventure tale to share with your children, one filled with mischief, pirates, fairies, and more, look no further than the story of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Today we are all familiar with the antics of Peter Pan, the boy who would never grow up, and his adventures […]

Hands-On Activities for Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya

We recently picked up a wonderful book from the Blount County library, this wonderful Kenyan Tale called, “Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya” by Mary and Rich Chamberlin, Illustrated by Julia Cairns. This beautiful heart warming story shares the great message of “give and you shall receive.“ As Mama Panya and her young […]