Book Subscription Box

Usborne Book Subscription Box

Exciting news in the book world! Usborne Books & More is now offering Book Subscription Boxes! These make awesome gifts for upcoming birthdays and holidays! When are these book subscriptions available? The first set of boxes is available for ordering now. Order now until December 31st. The book boxes will ship in January, February, and…

Michelle Nelson Schmidt, an Amazing Author to Follow

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, an amazing author to follow

As a former teacher, plus a mom and Usborne Books & More Consultant, I love learning about authors. There are some incredible authors out in the world, but I have a few personal favorites. One of my favorite authors is Michelle Nelson-Schmidt. If you love books, reading, and some fantastic positive energy, you’ll love her…

Create your own Story-time!

Create your own Story-time by following these steps! Find the stuffed animals you have the most of at home… dogs, bears, cats, whatever happens to be around your house. Mine ended up being dogs. Take pictures of the stuffed animals to create a “That’s not my” book as described below. Use cardboard (I prefer color…

Pumpkin Patches for Literacy

Pumpkin Patches for Literacy

Build Background Knowledge Part of building literacy is building up your child’s background knowledge. Every time you expose your child to a new experience, you are building up your child’s background knowledge to new words and information. At Home and Away Children learn much of their vocabulary by reading and doing. Use the back-to-school time…

Reading through the Mail

Sometimes we get in a reading rut where we’ve read the same book over and over and over again. This gets old FAST. One quick way to change it up is reading through the mail. I’m not very consistent at getting the mail quickly, which is even better for reading through it! There’s lots of…

Bears Don't Read

“Bears Don’t Read” by Emma Chichester Clark

Hi! This is Cristina and this is my first book review with a few educational thoughts, as well. Today I’m talking about “Bears Don’t Read,” by¬† Emma Chichester Clark. I actually read this story out loud to myself and my husband one night and laughed out loud, which is a regular occurrence, but not usually…