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Tips From Two Year Olds

Get excited! There’s always something new to learn. Make a mess! You can clean up later. Explore! There’s a great big world around you. Dance! It doesn’t matter whether you dance well or not, just dance! Play with your food! Get your fingers in…

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

“Who wants to go see the Christmas lights?” That question was always greeted with lots of, “Me! Me!” and grandchildren rushing to get their jackets on. We’d buckle up and ride around various neighborhoods Oooing and Ahhing at the outdoor lights. I enjoyed the…

MY PINTEREST

I opened a PINTEREST account more than a year ago. Then promptly ignored it. I’ll bet you’ve done something similar before, too. However, a couple of months ago I decided it was time to revisit, learn, conquer the beast. I’m glad I did. Now…

Good Night Prayers

We often teach our children sweet little prayers to say before going to sleep. That’s important! It helps them build a habit of praying before retiring. It helps them learn to trust God. It reminds them that God watches over and protects them. These…

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…

God of Refuge for Parents

When life gets tough,    I am your hiding place. I’m near when you call upon Me in truth.    I’ll protect you from trouble, Surrounding you with songs of deliverance. Give Me all your worries    And watch Me sustain you and your…

A Nonfiction Picture Book-Otters Love to Play

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall Otters Love to Play written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Meilo So is a picture book about—you guessed—those adorable little clowns of water ways, otters. It was published in 2016 by Candlewick Press. The…

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…

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…

The Blue Whale – a Nonfiction Picture Book Review

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. It’s that wonderful time of year again—school restarts after summer break. I love it! I peruse the aisles of department stores admiring the shiny new school supplies. I haven’t taught school for fourteen years, but…

Guest Post – Jason Joyner

Jason Joyner’s new release Launch is book one of the YA Rise of the Anointed series published by Little Lamb Books. It is available at online bookstores and book stores across America. Gifts By Jason Joyner We are all given gifts. The Father of lights gives…

Picture Book Review-A Rock Can Be

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. A Rock Can Be… written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Violeta Dabija was published in 2015 by Millbrook Press (of Lerner Publishing Group). Salis presents very basic information about rocks in a matter-of-fact way….

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