Category: Young Children

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…

A Seed Is the Start-a Nonfiction Picture Book

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. A Seed Is the Start is a National Geographic Kids book. It was written by Melissa Stewart and copyrighted in 2018. The illustrations are all photographs. The ISBN is 978-1-4263-2977-7. Something a little different about…

G Is For Groundhog – Review

SPOILER ALERT! GIVE-A-WAY IN THIS POST.  G Is For Groundhog is a brand new soft cover picture book by my wonderful friend, Kristi Butler.  It was illustrated by another special friend, Samantha Bell. Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. published it in 2018. G Is For Groundhog is…

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…

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature is a handsome nonfiction picture book written by Caldecott Medal Winner Joyce Sidman. It is illustrated by Beth Krommes and was published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Books for…

Pointers: Talking to Children

When talking with your children follow these pointers from Jo Frost (Supernanny) in her book, Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children. (Page 73) • Don’t scream and shout. Use the Voice of Authority [*] for bad behavior • Praise your child…

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…

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…

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