Folktales with Lessons for Life

Folktales are such a wonderful part of children's literature. There are so many tales that have been passed down through the generations and we have learned so many valuable lessons from them. One of the things that I find especially fascinating is reading folktales from a wide variety of cultures to see how similar situations … Continue reading Folktales with Lessons for Life

Why we love Fancy Nancy

In the world of children's literature, there are a few names that you often hear repeated over and over again. For the younger girls ages 3-7, Fancy Nancy is one of those names. My younger daughter, who is now 5, absolutely loves Fancy Nancy. Jane O'Connor created a truly fun character and then gave her … Continue reading Why we love Fancy Nancy

Lessons from Leo Lionni

Every once in awhile you find an author that just clicks with your child. For E, one of our current favorites is Leo Lionni. His books appeal to both of us with  wonderful artwork and lessons. Without being pedantic, his books talk about issues of community and creativity, encouraging children to make the most of … Continue reading Lessons from Leo Lionni