Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search Snow

Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow   By Elizabeth Rusch This book is about Piper – a dog in avalanche rescue training school, her trainer Sara, and her canine classmates and friends.  In this non-fiction story, we learn what it takes to become an avalanche rescue dog through Piper’s eyes: […]

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Look At Me! How to Attract Attention in the Animal World

Look at Me!  How to Attract Attention in the Animal World   By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page   A nice introduction to the world of animal communication.  In this book we learn that birds, insects, and even fish communicate.  When trying to find a mate, animals communicate with other animals of their same species […]

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Literacy Craft: Giant Dice (LIBRARY MAKE)

Did you know that dice are great for early literacy development?  It’s true!  Dice can help your child improve number literacy, learn turn-taking, get rid of excess energy, and more.  Just looking at the dots on a dice can help with your child’s number literacy!  But dice are small and hard to read and pick […]

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Literacy Craft: DIY Play Dough (LIBRARY MAKE)

Let’s head to the kitchen! Cooking with your child can have LOTS of developmental benefits; improving fine motor skills, vocabulary, listening skills, counting, use of the five senses – the list goes on and on!  Like cooking, playing with clay or play dough is a great sensory activity with plenty of benefits for kids, and […]

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We’re All Wonders

  We’re All Wonders Written and Illustrated by R.J. Palacio Many adults and elementary school children alike have read or at least heard of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, the book about a little boy with facial abnormalities who enters public school for the first time in 5th grade.  The movie based on the […]

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