Embrace a Little Cuteness

As a kindergartener, Little G is taking steps towards greater independence by doing homework, getting herself dressed, and completing a few simple chores. Some days she enjoys these new responsibilities and her growing maturity, but on other days she wants us to remember that she is still little. I find Lori Haskins Houran's loving and…

For the Littlest Littles

If you are the parent of a baby or young toddler and looking to teach essential basic concepts in a meaningful way then BUY THIS BOOK IMMEDIATELY! Lori Ann Grover's book, I Love All Of Me, is a beautifully illustrated and playful way to teach body parts and corresponding action words to littles aged six to eighteen months. To…

Little’s “Lovies”

Board books that "tell" familiar childhood songs are fantastic additions to your infant and toddler's reading routine because they provide opportunities for early language use within a fun and predictable routine. One especially good song board book is Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale. In this sweet tale, a child tosses his stuffed animals…

A Little More Buttered Toast, Please.

Over the last few months, I’ve slowly introduced Little G to chapter books, beginning with Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, part of the Mercy Watson book series about the adventures of an always-hungry pet pig. With memorable characters and vivid illustrations that support comprehension of higher-level language concepts, this series is particularly great…