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A Hat for Mrs. Goldman

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman is a sweet story about a persistent little girl determined give back to a neighbor who is always thinking of others.  G. Brian Karas’s illustrations perfectly complement the words of Michelle Edwards, making for a story as cozy as your favorite winter hat. Flip to the back of the book and you’ll even find instructions to… Continue reading A Hat for Mrs. Goldman

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Little Knitters for Little Hands

After reading (and loving!) Little Owl’s Orange Scarf, I started wondering if there was an easy way to introduce knitting to young kids.  Enter: spool knitters!  Sometimes called French knitters or tomboy knitters, you can find pre-manufactured versions at just about any craft store.  But it’s so easy to make your own! We made one traditional… Continue reading Little Knitters for Little Hands

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Let’s Celebrate Diwali!

Every fall Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali.  It’s a festival of lights, signifying the victory of good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.  Traditionally Diwali is celebrated on the darkest new moon night of the Hindu month Kartika in the Bikram-Sambat calendar.  This year that night falls on October 30th, and millions of people will… Continue reading Let’s Celebrate Diwali!

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Super Red Riding Hood (and other not-so-spooky costume ideas)

Claudia Davila’s Super Red Riding Hood has been a favorite in our read-aloud rotation for several weeks now. No surprise, really- the story has a lot going for it: adorable illustrations, a spunky heroine, and a just scary enough (but definitely not too scary!) wolf. I love a classic fairy tale, but sometimes life can… Continue reading Super Red Riding Hood (and other not-so-spooky costume ideas)