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Ms. Mary’s Toddler Time!

toddler with book

Toddler Time…. my aerobic exercise for the day! In story times designed for toddlers (children, ages 18-36 months), the goal is to teach a variety of skills: gross motor skills, early literacy and language skills, and behavioral skills. This week in Toddler Time, I used the seasonal theme of “winter” to reinforce these skills. Use the books, songs and rhymes at home to continue the fun at home! Enjoy and happy winter! ~Ms. Mary  Books Mouse’s… Read More

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Letters coming out of book

Harry Potter Meets The Hunger Games… Yes, this is the tagline for the new series for older readers The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann. In the first book, we quickly find out that in Quill, you get placed into one of three categories when you turn 13. The Wanteds are the strong and intelligent who get to go to University, the Necessaries become the manual laborers, and the Unwanteds are the creative and artistic ones get eliminated… Read More

Cheese Belongs to You! by Alexis Deacon

Cheese Belongs to You!

The concept of this book is fantastic. The language and the narrative are effective and fun to read. However, the illustrations bother me. On one hand, I dislike them. They are aesthetic displeasing to me, too sketchy and unattractive. On the other hand, they are rats. Rats are ugly. And the spreads effectively convey the confusion and the chaos with depth and perspective perfectly. But still. I just do not like how ugly the illustrations are.… Read More

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