Unique Halloween Activities For The Kids!

Halloween is coming, and you can imagine the creative juices that are flowing through my body! Pumpkins, fall leaves, arts and crafts, costumes, candy.... The holiday season excitement has just begun, and Halloween kicks it all off! Art and st...

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Talk To Your Kids Now & Forever – Here’s A Good Place To Start…

Today, why don’t you touch the sky And move the clouds about. Perhaps you’ll try to squeeze just one And let some rain fall out. What if the folks around the world could feel like family? They’d help each other solve thei...

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Write Creatively

One of the beginning pages of Reading Is Fun! Imagine That! poses a question: “Have You Ever Tried Creative Writing?” The passage goes on to say: “Writing can be a great adventure. A blank piece of paper is like an open invitation to put...

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Buried Treasures! Do This Activity With Your Child And Unbury It Years Later

“Have you ever found something you weren’t looking for? Had someone lost what you found? If so, were you able to return it? What have you found that surprised you? How old were you at that time? Could you write a story about it and include a ...

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Use Props To Tell Stories – And See Where They’ll Take You!

When you think about a child’s learning, “props” may not be the first word that comes to mind. But think about how many different ways there are for children to become engaged with education that include props: puppet shows, songs, dress-up...

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Make Learning Fun with These Games

  As you know by now, Reading Is Fun! Imagine That! is packed with learning tools at the end of each fun-filled, rhyming story-poem. Because words are the foundation of our language, I thought it would be fun to talk about some interestin...

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Avoid the “Summer Slide” – Do These Things to Keep Your Kids Reading (and Enjoying it!)

As summer is among us, your children most likely brought home summer reading lists. Libraries in your area probably have programs to keep your children reading during the next couple of months. The idea is to not let children lose their love...

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Get Your Kids Talking (and thinking!): Here’s How!

When I recently stumbled upon a New York Times article about its 10th annual Summer Reading Contest, I had to write this post. While reading about how The Times encourages teenagers to become interested in its publication by hosting a contest des...

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It’s Springtime…Take a Nature Walk and Create These Crafts!

As you know by now, art gets me excited. But what you may not know is that...so does nature! And if you really know me by now, then you know that I LOVE combining things! So when it came to writing this week’s post, I thought, “Well, sprin...

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Hey Sneaky Moms – Have Fun Teaching Your Kids (Without Them Knowing They’re Being Taught!)

Something I am extremely passionate about is, as I'm sure you already know, teaching kids without them feeling like they're being taught! Over the years, I have seen many creative and brilliant methods of teaching used in which kids thought they ...

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She would like to see them in all of California’s elementary schools.

-Rosaline Turnbull Past President of the California Parent Teacher’s Association

Yours is a comforting voice during a challenging time. Your stories are charming. Each one is uniquely warm and inspiring, and the messages are uplifting for children and parents alike. The books deserve to be in homes across the country — and the world. They remind me of one of my all-time heroes:  Mr. Rogers!  They are kind, nurturing, and so encouraging.

-Tom Soma Former Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities

I think these books are perfect for children. They are colorful, bright, and the illustrations are awesome. I regret there were no such books in my childhood.

-Ludmila Levine Chairman of the American English Department

They are fun to read. Both the writings and drawings are original. They are amazing.  There are so many things that could be learned. One student commented she was also learning about American culture.

-YiLing Chen Taught Women English

practical, playful, serious, affectionate, enigmatic, and varied.

-Claudine DeFaye Former Professor

These books are absolutely incredible. An excellent job of inspiring children’s creativity activities.

-Mosun Johnston Smith Former Teacher

The detail and care you’ve put in these stories is remarkable. I celebrated the wonderful wisdom those students reflected to me while reading your books.

-Andie Cunningham Instructor