Take a Virtual Trip to China with Kids


I am knee deep in reading a book called The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori. Here is a section that I read last night: “Is the child’s mental horizon limited to what he sees? No. He has a type of mind that goes beyond the concrete. He has the great power of imagination…We often forget [Read On]

What does it mean to be Green? {MemeTales & PBSKids Readathon}


The topic of “being green” is a popular one in our home. We’ve done Earth Day play dates and a variety of Earth Day activities. I fell in love with Rana DiOrio’s What Does It Mean to Be Green? many months ago. In fact I love Little Pickle Press’ whole line of offerings. The books [Read On]

Storytelling with Your Child & an Imagination {MemeTales & PBSKids Readathon}


  I read the most adorable book this week with my son. He is three years old and was captivated with the words and the story. I loved what Doors in the Air ignited in him. I love how this book took him for a ride and then more. Imagination in children is a wonderful [Read On]

Teaching Peace {The Role of Teacher & Parent}


“The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.” – Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind Week 3 of the MemeTales Summer Readathon 2012 starts tomorrow. Each week [Read On]

Teach Words & Practical Life {Book & Activity}


Lott’s Tea Party is a sweet and simple book for your 2-5 year old that teaches word recognition but also problem solving and practical life. Sweet Lott is planning to host a tea party and this book takes us from the start of the idea to the pouring and enjoying of the tea by her [Read On]

Use an Aesop Fable to Teach ‘Be True to Yourself’


I love Aesop’s The Donkey and the Wolf. We downloaded it from Memetales and auto played it on our iPad for my 3 year old son. He enjoyed the story but, at 3 years old, he had a lot of questions about the relationship, why they would want to hurt one another and so on. [Read On]