All Together Now, Count to 5 Again!

Baby Books by Lucy Cousins: Nursery Rhymes and Maisy's FIrst Numbers
January 5, 2018

Lucy Cousins is one of our favorite author/illustrators for baby books. Her bright, colorful illustrations and simple text have kept my kids engaged from as young as 6 months.  They are FUN books. And colorful. And perfect for a Friday night when you want to brighten up the evening because everyone is tired and ready for bed (Including me). Tonight…

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Moon On My Bed and Dreams in My Head

January 4, 2018

Such a nice ending to a comforting book that brings back many happy memories.  I first read “Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?” by Nancy White Carlstrom and illustrated by Bruce Degen, to D when he was about 1 1/2 years old.  I remember getting it from the library based on a book list I found online somewhere and reading…

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Favorite Children’s Christmas Books

Children's Christmas Books
January 2, 2018

It’s the New Year, which means it is time to put away all of our Christmas books. Without hesitation, Christmas books are my favourite to read to the kids.  I think our house knows “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore by heart, and we own multiple versions of it. Last year, at 2, almost 3 years old, D…

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Leaf Matching Activity & Books about Trees

November 25, 2017

We have been reading a lot of books about autumn and trees lately, and my son has really taken an interest in collecting leaves.  He has found some great ones from around the neighborhood, our yard and my mother’s garden.  He memorized all of the leaf names, and then I was able to print off photos of each leaf so…

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Goodnight Moon and Big Snow

Children's Books: Big Snow & Goodnight Moon
November 20, 2017

We were able to read bedtime books with the kids tonight.  And they were good bedtime books too.  That’s my good news story for today.  By the time I got home from work, ate dinner and got the kids ready for bed, it was already past their bedtime.  But we managed to read “Goodnight Moon” as our family story with…

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The Best Baby Book to Give at a Baby Shower

Best Baby Shower Gift, Baby Gift or Gift for New Parents
November 19, 2017

What is the perfect baby shower gift? You know how sometimes you are asked to bring a book instead of a card to a baby shower? What book would you bring? If there was one baby book that you could give to new parents, what would it be? 

It’s Morning Time!

November 18, 2017

 Hello World! This is my first blog post…ever.  Who am I? I’m a working mom living in Toronto Canada with my husband, 3 1/2 year old son, and 1 year old daughter.  Our family loves books. We love to read.  We also love to do other activities, but my favorite time of day is snuggling up and reading with the…

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