Disney and Hal Leonard have launched their Disney Learning “Explore Music” series and we are HUGE FANS!
My kids and I love to read together all day. These picture books are not only beautiful to look at but, they encourage creative play whether it is using movement with your body or your voice to create music or getting crafty to make your own musical instruments with items around your home. Turn a day at home or a rainy day into a fun day of musical exploration with some familiar characters.
Get inspired with The Lemonade Stand Cookbook by Kathy Strahs!
This is not your typical book. It has a gorgeous layout with fantastic lemonade stand drink recipes, baked good recipes, craft ideas and a list of ways to make your lemonade stand a success. After seeing the amazing tips and beautiful photos you will want to set up a stand right away, I know we did.
You can not help but fall in love with The Real Life Adventures of Jo Jo Bean. The book Birthday Bubbles brings the excitement of a child’s birthday with a great lesson in the end. The music accompanied with this book/ cd combo is not only catchy but so fun to listen, sing-along and dance to. It has become a family favorite in our house and I know your kids will love to read it along with you, too!
A wonderful addition to the Pout-Pout Fish series for families to enjoy reading this Christmas.
The loveable and grumpy Pout-Pout Fish is down in the dumps during the most happiest time of the year. Why?, because he is not having any luck finding the perfect gifts while holiday shopping for his friends. My family and I loved the positive message you learn at the end of the story. The message learned is that the perfect gift is one that comes from the heart and not one that is necessarily store-bought. Mr. Fish learns the joy of giving gifts he made to all of his friends. I loved this book so much because I always make hand-made gifts with my girls for our loved ones. I teach them that there is so much joy given to others when they receive something you made.
If your child loves Christmas and farm equipment then this book is one you should add to your home library. The story has a positive message of friendship in the end.
“It’s Christmas time at Happy Skies Farm! Tillus the worm, Big Red, Sammy and the rest of the team are excited to celebrate the season. But Casey the farmer is busy working: feeding animals, repairing fences and planning for the year ahead. With so much to do, Casey wonders if she’ll have time to prepare for the holidays. That’s when Tillus and the team unite to make this Christmas extra special for their busy friend. “
Children will love this interactive book about six simple machines: the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley. There is hands-on interaction that will excite young readers from the cover of the book where they can spin gears to make the Sloth character go up and down to the pop-ups and flaps that fill the pages throughout the book. It will be on that your children will grab to read over and over again.
Did I mention it is a STEM book written for ages 7 to 10 years old, too? David Macaulay did a great job putting the fun back into learning with this book.