Category: Young Children

C is for Christmas

Another Christmas picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall C is for Christmas was written by Michelle Medlock Adams and illustrated by Louise Hargreaves. Little Lamb Books (AKA “the publisher of my book to be released soon”) released it in 2018 a few days…

12 Things You MUST Remember

Yes, I’m back with my lists! If you’re not sure about any of these please leave a comment. I’ll be delighted to explain!   • How to be silly. • Ways to honor your child’s feelings. • When to be a good loser. •…

A Solid Foundation for Children

Excellent wisdom from the book Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman we read on page 177-178: The society we live in today is a dangerous one. There are plenty of big bad wolves out there…

Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree – PB Review

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree was written by David Martin and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. Candlewick Press published it in 2011. Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree is a cute little story…

Parent’s Good Night Prayer

We sit on the bed beside our child and listen as they pray before going to sleep. Why? • Prayer is a great habit we’re trying to develop in them.• Prayer helps them relax and rest better. • Prayer works. • Prayer reminds them…

New Christmas Picture Book

She’s done it again! My sweet friend, Jill Roman Lord, has worked her word-magic again and brought the first Christmas night to life for young children. Her verses are in perfect rhyme and meter. Her insights into the celebration surrounding the birth of Jesus…

If I Had a Horse – Review

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. If I Had a Horse by Gianna Marino was published by Roaring Brook Press in 2018. This picture book took me by surprise. The striking illustrations are almost nondescript. It’s clear they depict a child and…

More Stuff Parents Need to Know

More Stuff Parents Need to Know, Practice, Remember:  How to help children understand the relationship between actions (behavior)                      and consequences—both good and bad.  That your encouragement is oxygen to your child’s heart….

Let the Children March – Review

Another picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Last week I reviewed one of the cutest picture books I’ve seen. It was delightful! This week’s picture book could not be any more different from that. Let the Children March is about the 1963 Children’s…

5 Love Languages of Children-Part 3

In The Five Love Languages of Children we’ve been learning how to fully communicate our love for our children in a language they will best understand. Click HERE to review the 5 Love Languages. Click HERE for the introduction to this series. Today’s question…

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…

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