Ignite Your Child’s Imagination with This Simple Idea…

A friend recently told me about her daughter, who spends 15 minutes every evening telling stories with her four-year old daughter. Without even realizing it, she has been teaching her daughter the process of “mind mapping”; starting with some...

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Read-Alouds Are Wonderful Alternatives To In-Person Readings With Kids

These times we're living in still seem uncertain, and a lot of people have had to adjust in a lot of different ways. Parents were forced to become teachers, which was one of the biggest transitions to take place. I wanted to talk about one observ...

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Respond Positively to COVID-19 with These Fun Ideas

During a time when it might be easy to become depressed or anxious or downright unhappy, I’d like to share my thoughts about why our current quarantine situation isn’t the worst thing in the world. First, from my perspective, it’s bringing ...

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Fun, Green Things To Do For St. Patrick’s Day!!

Hi, Friends, I have been Googling again. St. Patrick’s Day is here, and that means the creative options for all things green are endless! Keeping with the theme of Reading Is Fun! Imagine That! I have been searching high and low for ways to ...

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Making Gifts for Those You Love

One of my most favorite holidays just passed us by: Valentine's Day, the day of love. There are many ways to celebrate this special day with your loved ones, but I wanted to dedicate this post to things you can do with your kids on this very spec...

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Modern Day Mad Libs to Play With Your Children

Modern Day Mad Libs When perusing a bookstore recently, I saw a “50 Years of Mad Libs” book. You remember Mad Libs, I’m sure — the book of stories with underlines in place of missing words where you are asked to fill in a noun, verb, ...

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Creativity Snowballs Positivity Into a Child’s Life…Here’s Why

Some things in life have natural snowball effects: paying for the person behind you in the Starbucks drive-thru line may inspire that person to do the same. The mood a smile from a stranger can put us in is infectious and can carry on throughout...

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The Best Gifts To Give Your Child This Holiday Season

When I came across an article titled “35 Gifts Your Children Will Never Forget” by Joshua Becker at www.becomingminimalist.com, my brain was racing a mile a minute with all the wonderful things listed and all the ways Reading Is Fun! Imagine ...

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Imagination is as Powerful as Ever! Minimize Those Screens…Here’s Why

Growing up in a world without Internet or technology or social media, you can imagine how much change I’ve seen. Life was much different back then. Nothing was immediate. We sent letters in the mail. We called each other on the phone. There was...

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I Was Compared To Mister Rogers…How Exciting!

One of the most famous people to grace the lives of children was Mister Rogers. He was the host of his famous television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, for 33 years. With creative songs, storytelling, poems, and puppets, his show was filled...

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Testimonials

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