I never enjoyed reading parenting books. Somehow I doubted their usefulness. Sure, I asked my friends for opinions and advice, sought help and wisdom from my family, flipped through magazines and Facebook posts, trying to solve the mystery that is child rearing. Still, picking up a book solely devoted to telling me the best way […]
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Join us for books, bubbles, maracas and oodles of fun as we move, sign and listen to stories while we learn some Spanish along the way.
Our local libraries hold the key to the world with all the books they lend, but did you know that they also hold the key to the community? From story times to writers’ workshop, and tax preparation assistance to free admission at cultural destinations, libraries around Portland offer unique and often missed enrichment and support opportunities. […]
Join us for books, bubble, maracas and oodles of fun as we move, sing, listen to stories and learn some Spanish along the way.
“I don’t like school and I hate to read!” My second grader sobbed as I sat at the kitchen table and watched helplessly as giant tears dripped on her folded hands. “But reading is wonderful! Why don’t you like it?” I pressed. “Because the words are hard, and the stories I have to read are boring. […]
Are you tired of reading the same children’s books to your kids? Those books that rhyme? Tell the same story? Are mass-produced and mass-marketed? If you are looking for books that are different, read on, I have a few suggestions below that I have found to be gems. The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have by Anton […]
Now that Christmas is over and the kids are busy playing with all their new stuff, what do YOU do with your winter down time? Sure, you could catch up on laundry or start some winter cleaning project, but come on, you’re on vacation, too! Take a break and do something for you, like read […]
Ahhh, the library! Where we can talk (quietly!) and our kids can learn stuff. After all, readers are leaders. I saw that on a sign at the library… While our family lives in Lake Oswego, we call the Tualatin Library home. Besides respite from the Portland drizzle, here’s FIVE reasons to frequent your local library. 1. Online Access No […]
I have a confession: I don’t really like to play with my daughter, Karys. Just saying that makes me feel like a bad mom. Playing is supposed to be one of the things I enjoy, right? Don’t get me wrong; there are plenty of things I like to do with her. We enjoy making crafts […]
Can you imagine your child getting as excited about reading as a Ducks or Beavers fan gets about the Civil War football game? Believe it or not, students all over Oregon are motivated to this level of excitement through the annual Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) competition. And just like an athlete must train hard to […]