Sumptuous Storytelling with Yokki and the Parno Gry

One of the things that seems to be happening in many of the public schools, at least in my neck of the woods, is that there is such a focus on test scores, reading levels, and facts that we are spending less time encouraging our children to think and create. Childhood is a time where … Continue reading Sumptuous Storytelling with Yokki and the Parno Gry

Ada Twist, Scientist

When our copy of Ada Twist, Scientist arrived last week, we were all super excited having absolutely loved Rosie Revere, Engineer. Now, I'm honestly not sure which we love more! Ada Marie Twist, named after Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, is a precocious little girl who doesn't speak until she is 3 when she comes … Continue reading Ada Twist, Scientist

Picture books for Young Writers

These days, schools focus so much on reading that it seems like they are not paying as much attention to the importance of creative writing. That kind of makes me sad. I remember being allowed to just draw pictures and then write the stories or dictate them to a teacher when I was younger. It … Continue reading Picture books for Young Writers