Four Things Your Child Can Learn About Him/Herself From Their Artwork

A child’s world is full of curiosity, excitement, innocence, and creativity. There are constant surprises, questions, and discoveries. Often there is little to worry about and much to learn and enjoy. From a child’s perspective, discovering is...


Turn Your Child’s Art Into Memories This Year

It's a new year and for a lot of us (especially those of you with young children), it’s time to tidy up, put away decorations, and get organized. But with the Christmas season barely behind us, your home is probably still filled with the deligh...


Sometimes What We Wish For Isn’t Always Best

[caption id="attachment_368" align="alignnone" width="300"] Source: freepik[/caption] “I wanted long and curly hair, but when my wish came true, my head was bald with just one strand, now what was I to do?” “I wished that I could catch a bal...


Sharing Stories, Good For the Soul – Here’s Why

[caption id="attachment_365" align="alignnone" width="300"] credit:[/caption] During this season of celebrating with family and friends, laughter and storytelling become very prevalent. As we share and gather at parties and around table...


Homemade Stained-Glass Art is Special to the Heart

As the end of November draws near, you may already be having thoughts of Christmas cards, letters, and gifts. Many feel that homemade gifts are very special because they are made with extra love, thought, time, meaning, and significance. They sh...


Creative Ideas to Teach Children About Thankfulness

Exciting holidays are just around the corner. These next two months are a time of celebration, sharing, giving, joy, and appreciation. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, wouldn’t it be fun to think about and share the importance of these occas...


Get Your Kids Writing – Here’s How!

If you think about it, children are some of the best storytellers of all time. They’re natural storytellers due to their big ideas and even larger imaginations. If you’ve ever watched a child play, you know that they’re doing much more than jus...


Creative Ways (and Places) to Read!!

  It's September and school is in session, which means it's time for the excitement of classroom learning with fellow students. This can mean a number of things: schedules, responsibilities, after-school activities, in-class learning, hom...


Say “NO” to Dares!

As a former educator, I am aware of the importance of making reading a pleasure. I want this book to be both enjoyable and meaningful as it expands children’s thinking, imaginations, and reactions. If reading and learning are a pleasure for the...


3 Unique Ways to Save Your Child’s Art

Over the past couple of months, I have written a few blogs relating to children and the fun of making artworks, constructions, and even musical instruments. These are activities they can enjoy after reading some of the stories in the book Reading ...


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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

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-Claudine DeFaye Former Professor

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

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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.

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