Category Archives: Ideas

This is the place to find ideas for the family on how to fill the beautiful books you are making – how to capture, write, and share moments of your life – and how to instill in children a lifelong love of books and reading.

Ornaments: The Keepers of Your Stories

When my children were very small, I learned this simple tradition that helps us “keeps” a special story or memory from each year. It is one our family’s favorite holiday traditions and very easy to keep. Every Christmas I purchase an ornament for each child that represents something personal about their past year – something…

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A countdown to Christmas with No Cost gifts!

This countdown to Christmas is: Free Increases excitement around reading Re-uses books that are already in your home Wrap 24 books that you already have in your child’s home library and let your children choose one book to unwrap each night to read before bedtime.  This pile of books can arrive under the tree on…

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Simple Steps to Starting a Book Club for Children

Hello parents. I wrote an article for Prescott Parent Magazine on “Simple Steps to Starting a Book Club for Children.” Here is the link to the article: http://www.prescottparent.org/BookClubforKids.html. Check out both the magazine at www.PrescottParent.org that has loads of resources for parents and the link to my article so you can see how easy it…

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Activity – Mask Making

This mask can be painted in anyway imaginable, The results of this mask making project are so fun! Come and watch the quick video tutorial now!

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Mail, Always a Surprise Inside

Mail! A trip to the mailbox is exciting when you find a handwritten letter, and let’s face it – that hardly happens anymore unless it’s a thank-you note — almost a lost art that our kids don’t experience often enough. I have sweet memories of my grandfather delivering mail to me in the lemon tree…

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Helping Children Embrace Mourning

Helping Children Embrace Mourning

My dear friend, Michele, recently lost her grandfather. They were a close pair, to say the least. He had a strong influence on her life and her upbringing and as a result, his loss was greatly felt by her…..

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Family Tree – by Sharron Benedict

Here is one simple idea from Sharron to share with your children and grandchildren! ‘The family tree is really a very big word called genealogy.’

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A New Tool for Moms of Little Ones

A very creative and inventive friend of mine has designed A New Tool for Moms to cut toddlers food quickly before they fall into a hunger meltdown.

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Your Child Gets a Choice and Voice!

Children’s Book Week is May 2nd-May 6th. It is time to cast your vote! Nope! Not for the Prez but the 2016 Children’s Choice Book Awards.

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Less Clutter, More Reading! Who Wouldn’t Want That?

This decreases the clutter and mess in your house and increases your child’s interest and engagement when the “new” toys come out again…

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