Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth

We love Eric Carle here in our house, and this book has to be one of my son’s favorites at the moment.  He’s been fascinated by sloths since seeing them in Marianne Berkes’ Over in the Jungle, and this book gives all kinds of interesting information about these peaceful creatures in a forward by Jane Good all.  Did you know sloths sleep 15 to 19 hours a day and are.

Dinosaur story time fun

My four year old son is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment, and we’ve been having so much fun reading about and researching these incredible creatures over the past few weeks.  I thought I’d compile a list of some of our favorite dinosaur books and activities to share with anyone out there whose child is as dino-crazed as mine. Dinosaurumpus:  “Shake, shake, shudder near the sludgy old swamp.  The dinosaurs.

School is Almost Out!

For most kids around the country, there are only a few weeks of school left before summer vacation. This is crunch time for a lot of students; final test and projects loom large. Now is the time for parents to start planning for the summer. Sure, you want to plan some fun family vacations, but you also want to make sure your school-age kids have some intellectual stimulation. One of.

Felix the Cat

Felix the Cat is an animal cartoon character developed in the silent film era. The anthropomorphic black cat had a black body, white eyes, and giant grin. These features coupled with the surrealism of the scenarios in which his cartoons place him, combine to make Felix one of the most famous cartoon characters in the history of film. Felix was the first character from animation to obtain a level of.

What Are We Feeding Our Kids?

Some of us here at Storytime Under the Stars grew up on some pretty unhealthy, ultra-processed stuff. With consuming all the canned ravioli, boxed mac and cheese, and Wonder Bread sandwiches, it’s amazing we made it through childhood and into adulthood. The sad truth is that our kids don;t always make the best decisions when it comes to food. And as parents. we don;t do enough to help them choose.

An adoptive family must also submit an application in order to participate in Heart to Heart Adoptions agency.

An adoptive family must also submit an application in order to participate in Heart to Heart Adoptions agency.

Adoptive parents working with Heart to Heart Adoptions must complete and abide to an application process with the agency. Adoptive families must accomplish an adoptive home study and send it correctly, including other supporting materials. If an adoptive family has a current home study they must ask the agency or person who helped with the home study to send an official copy to Heart to Heart Adoptions. If one needs.

Read These 5 Books Before You See the Movies

There a a plethora of films hitting the big screen this year, and many of them are based on some pretty amazing books. We strongly suggest you grab these five books and read them before you you see the film version in the theater. Depending on the age of your children, some of these would be great after-school reading. It’s still mid-winter, which is a great time to cuddle up.

7 ways to have a healthy mouth

7 ways to have a healthy mouth

A great smile starts with regular teeth cleaning from an Irvine dentist. Poor oral hygiene can be a major factor in other dental or medical problems. Many health problems like gum and heart disease are caused due to poor oral hygiene. Regular checkups and cleanings can prevent these problems from occurring. Here is a list of 7 ways to have a healthy mouth:Daily Brushing: Irvine dentist recommend you position your.

Horatio Alger and the Importance of Education

Horatio Alger was a 19th century novelist whose stories centered on young entrepreneurs. His books were widely popular as they featured relatable heroes whom readers could understand and aspire to be like. The protagonists in Alger’s novels came from difficult circumstances, but they were able to overcome challenges and make a good life for themselves through hard work and dedication. It’s the old “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” mentality.

Developing an After-School Reading Routine

Now that the kids have been in school for several weeks, it’s time to take a look at their reading habits. Whether your child is in 1st grade or 12th grade, chances are they are getting opportunities to read at school. But is that enough? The older your kids get the less likely they are to have dedicated reading time at school. Instead, they are listening to lectures, working on.

Fall Is a Wonderful Season for Stories

As the leaves turn brilliant colors and fall from the trees, as the morning becomes frosty, and as the geese begin their journey south, you know that the magical season of fall has arrived. Autumn is a wonderful time for so many reasons, not the least of which are all the great stories that have to do with this wonderful time of year. Some of the best fall stories have.

Children’s Literature: A History

Children’s literature is a fascinating subject of study, partly because it transcends any time period, culture, nation, or movement in history. It is so diverse and broad in its scope that it seems to be everywhere in history. Children’s literature, simply defined, is stories for kids. Yet there is so much more to the subject than that. What are the different story subjects? What are the lessons? How were/are these.

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