My Favorite Picture Books by Black Authors and Illustrators Reading books that center BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) characters is important, especially for white families. Children need to see people of all colors, races, religions, backgrounds, and orientations in their life and their reading materials! It helps to build flexible thinking and a... Continue Reading →
When I was a classroom teacher, I could always tell when a story time was going to be rambunctious. Some kids had the “super-wiggles” and sitting for a book was not going to happen. So, that’s when I would have our story time become an active story time game with Hear Do!
Bedtime Books and More Need some new books to help lull your kiddos into dreamland? My first post on Vermont Mom is ready to share some fantastic bedtime books for toddlers and up! In addition to some new bedtime books, if you are looking for an easy DIY quiet activity for toddlers to get them... Continue Reading →
Poetry is a wonderful way to teach children about language, imagery, and creative writing while strengthening flexible thinking skills and imagination. There are so many books of poetry for children out there, from silly to serious, long to limerick, that there are sure to be some your children will love.
You all know I am low-key (or maybe high-key) obsessed with books, right? Right. So of course I have to make up games that revolve around reading! My most favorite reading game is Would You Rather? My kids each pick a book and after reading both, we decide which one we would rather be in... Continue Reading →