Category: Kids

5 Love Languages of Children-Part 2

Last week I posted The Five Love Languages of Children Part 1. Today let’s look at those Five Love Languages. LOVE LANGUAGE #1 – PHYSICAL TOUCH This pretty much covers any form of touching that is relaxed, affirming, playful or loving. For instance: Hugging,…

LOVE – Picture Book Review

Love is a 2018 picture book by Newberry Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña. It is illustrated by Loren Long and was published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons. I have huge respect for both the author and illustrator of Love. But I’m confused by…

5 Love Languages of Children-Part 1

I recently re-read the book The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell, M.D. My copy was published back in 1997. But, the book was revised and republished in 2016. God instituted families to be pictures of His relationship to…

14 Powerful Ways to Show Your Children You Love Them

1. Touch them when you speak to them. 2. Look them in the eyes when you speak to them. 3. Stop! Listen when they speak to you. 4. Thank them for helping. 5. Smile big while you mess up their hair. 6. Tickle! Tickle!…

Lightship–Nonfiction Picture Book Review

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Brian Floca’s nonfiction picture book, Lightship, was published in 2007 by Athenium Books for Young Readers. The ISBN is 978-1-4169-2436-4. You read it correctly. Lightship, not lighthouse. I found the information interesting and intriguing. I…

More Things To Remember

1. Academic success during grade school or high school doesn’t always indicate success in college. 2. When to bite their tongues. 3. Their child’s favorite dessert. 4. Dozens of ways to say, “I love you!” 5. That after they are grown most children are…

11 Quick & Easy Desserts

Pudding and fruit parfaits – use clear glasses or clear disposable cups for easy cleanup. Pudding and cookie crumb parfaits – use up those broken cookie pieces. Berries and whipped topping – serve in a bowl or an ice cream cone. Refrigerated cookie dough…

Nonfiction Picture Book-Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? was written by Rita Gray and illustrated by Kenard Pak. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published it in 2014. The ISBN is 978-0-544-10580-5. I don’t like writing reviews when a book…

STOP THAT YELLING!

Today’s title isn’t for your kids–it’s for YOU, parents. I am ashamed to admit I was a yelling parent. I hated myself for it each time I lost control and yelled at my kids. My mother was a yeller. Her mother was a yeller….

Breakfast on the Go!

Mornings can be crazy, I know.  Here are some ideas for QUICK and nutritious breakfasts that kids can eat at home or in the car. If you know ahead of time that you’re going to have an early day pack everything for the kids…

Hedy’s Journey – a Nonfiction Picture Book Review

A nonfiction picture book review from Jean Matthew Hall Hedy’s Journey is a historical nonfiction picture book based on the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor as shared with her daughter, Michelle Bison, the author. It was illustrated by El primo Ramớn. It was published…

Between the Lines-Nonfiction Picture Book Review

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall In the spirit of back-to-school I’ll be sharing reviews about several nonfiction picture books over the next few weeks. They’re not only wonderful for kids to read at home for pleasure, but great tools for…

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