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Holiday Memories With Your Kids

Babies First Christmas
Christmas is right around the corner and I am so excited. My kids are just can’t wait for it to get here. We actually put up our Christmas tree on Sunday and the kids had such a fun time decorating it.
How is your Christmas preparations going so far..?? Well I hope that everything is turning out ok for you guys as well.
I came across these great holiday books for the kids on my  Usborne Books website and I just wanted to share them with you guys. These are really great books for the kids to get them into the holiday spirit and to help make some great memories for your and your little ones this year.
I have a lot of wonderful memories of singing christmas carols and making beautiful decorations with my kids, this is just a wonderful time of year. Well I hope you all will be able to make great memories with your little ones as well. 
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What do you do with your little ones to make holiday memories ….?? I would love to know, please leave a comment bellow and share with us.
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Last Chance To Get This Sale

Last Chance to Grab This Great Deal

Starting at midnight Thursday and running through Monday at midnight, Usborne Books & More is  offering a selection of titles with discounts of up to 60%!!

You guys still have till midnight tonight to grab some of these great titles for your little ones. There are a great selection of books and the prices are really awesome. I picked up some of these over the weekend and I’m so happy that I did. I love a good deal.

Here are some of the titles that you can get :

 

Which Ones would you guys like to pick up for your little ones…??

Pull-back Busy Train Book

Busy Train

Hi everyone, how is your week turning out so far? Well I hope that it is turning out to be a great week for everyone. I have been a bit under the weather lately but I still wanted to share my book of the week  with you  all.

Pull-back Busy Train Book is just such a cute interactive book written by author Fiona Watt  from Usborne Books. I had to share this book with you  guys.

This is an awesome book for little ones who love trains. Children will love to watch the train as it whizzes around the tracks in this delightful interactive book. There are colorful scenes with embedded tracks provide lots to see and talk about as the train begins its busy morning at the station, before zooming though tunnels, out into the countryside and over a viaduct before reaching its destination. It is definitely a wonderful gift to be shared together again and again, perfect for young train lovers.

This book is for any child 3 years and up, there are 10 pages of pure enjoyment for your little one.

 

 

 

Literacy Tip : Reading aloud to your Child

“Reading aloud and talking about what we’re reading sharpens children’s brains. It helps develop their ability to concentrate at length, to solve problems logically, and to express themselves more easily and clearly.” – Mem Fox
I know personally that reading aloud does help your children build their vocabulary and also their reading skills. Reading for 20 minutes a day is all it takes to really build a strong bond with your child and help them to foster a love of reading.

 

Drawing, Doodling and Coloring Fashion

Happy Monday everyone, I hope that you all had a great weekend and are having a good start to this beautiful Monday. I just love all of the new titles that comes out each month from Usborne Books & More, this week they have an absolutely wonderful book out that will definitely thrill your little fashionista.

The book is entitled Drawing, Doodling and Coloring Fashion.  The Stylish pictures invite your little one to  decorate dresses, design fashion items, doodle hairstyles, color in fabric designs and much more.

  • Features page after page of craft-quality paper just waiting to be filled with creative designs, with tips and suggestions for inspiration.
  • Perfect for doodling whenever the mood strikes.

This is such a cute idea that girls would just love spending time doodling, so if you want a way to encourage their creative side I think that this is a very good choice for them. The book comes in a hard back copy so it is well protected.

I hope that you all enjoy my book of the week and I hope that some of you will check it out. You can follow the link here to check out the book http://s3753.myubam.com/p/1787/drawingdoodling-and-coloring-fashion

 

Encourage Your Kids to Develop Healthy Friendships

Friendship is a vital component of childhood that teaches valuable social skills, helps stave off depression and brings with it some of the greatest joys. For some children, making friends comes easy, but others may need some guidance to develop their self-confidence and social skills. If bullying is an issue, talk with your child, and coach him/her to seek help rather than fighting back, contact the school staff, and the offender’s parents as well.

Warning signs a child is being bullied:

1. Has few if any friends he/she spends time with
2. Loses interest in school work, grades start to slide
3. Has unexplained bruises, cuts, scratches
4. Seems anxious & suffers from low self-esteem
5. Seems afraid of going to school.

Tips to help your child to develop healthy friendships:

1. Encourage your child to get involved with extracurricular activities that interest them
2. Be a good role model of making and fostering personal friendships
3. Set clear rules about sharing, and how to treat others
4. Teach conflict solving skills
5. Develop empathy in your child
6. Practice cooperation and problem solving
7. Teach that it’s alright to be different
8. Share stories about others that demonstrate strong friendship skills
 

Usborne Books & More has many wonderful titles that focus on friendship, relationships – and even bullying.

 

Chapter book by Susanne Gervay, 144 pages, Ages 8-12
“…a significant resource for parents, students and teachers. School bullying can have a devastating effect on a child and the school community. It can happen to anyone. Through story journey, I AM JACK emotionally engages the bullied, bully, other children, teachers, parents exploring important ways to create a safer place.”
Welcome to Silver Spires
Katy is nervous about going to boarding school for the first time, especially as she’s got a big secret to hide. The girls in her dorm seem really nice, but when someone sets Katy up for a fall, how will her new friends react?
 
School Friends Series chapter books by Ann Bryant, 176 pages, Ages 10+
Drama at Silver Spires
Georgie loves acting and is determined to win her favourite role in the school play. But her audition goes drastically wrong and an older girl steals the show instead. Will Georgie ever get her chance in the limelight now?
 
School Friends Series chapter books by Ann Bryant, 176 pages, Ages 10+
Chapter book by Krista Blakeney Bell, 176 pages, Ages 10-14
A novel about keeping secrets, family loyalty and the true meaning of friendship.
Chapter book by Krista Blakeney Bell, 176 pages, Ages 10-14
A novel about keeping an open mind, making unexpected friends, and asking the right questions.
Chapter book by Susanne Gervay, 256 pages, Ages 11 years+
An extraordinary story of a journey where pain and trauma become triumph and a passion for living, Butterflies is a coming of age story that celebrates the fighter in all of us.
Picture book by Anette Bley, 36 pages, Ages 3-5
There are all kinds of friends, and all are explored in this lovely, quiet volume by Anette Bley. A tribute to friends of all ages, this is a book to be shared both with those just beginning the process of gathering and making friends, and those who have a lifetime of shared laughter and experiences behind them.
“I wish I had a friend to play with on grey and rainy days. Someone to get in trouble with when I feel like playing tricks. Someone to dance and laugh with when I am happy. A friend who is quiet with me when I feel sad.”