STORY TIME WITH JILL ROMAN LORD

Hi all! Good morning to you! My friend and critique partner, Jill Roman Lord, writes some of the sweetest children's stories I've ever read. Her latest book, THE QUIET, CRAZY EASTER DAY, is a perfect piece to read in the weeks leading up to Easter. It's full of her perfect rhyme and frolicking words. The … Continue reading STORY TIME WITH JILL ROMAN LORD

I Spy Something Red…

So the latest Facebook challenge can be something fun for kids to do. Everyone on social media the last couple days has been all about finding photographs with a specific color in the photo. So with that in mind, I'd like to issue the challenge to you and your family. Now is the perfect time  … Continue reading I Spy Something Red…

Eight Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Local Firefighters

While local fire departments are closed to the public right now, that doesn't mean that you can't continue to show your community helpers how much you love and appreciate them. Looking for a way to stay connected with fire department personnel? I've got a couple ideas for you. #1 - Cards are always greatly appreciated. … Continue reading Eight Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Local Firefighters

Story Time with the A.L. Brown High School “Cheer-READERS”

The members of A.L. Brown High's cheer leading squad are making the local news for their "Cheer-READING" skills. Since the beginning of distant learning several weeks ago, the members have been taking turns doing virtual read-alouds with their favorite children's books. https://www.facebook.com/pvgiraldo/videos/10216106429040397/ A.L. Brown High School is located in Kannapolis, N.C. The mascot is the … Continue reading Story Time with the A.L. Brown High School “Cheer-READERS”

Fire Departments Across the Country Share COVID-19 Safety Information

Harrisburg (NC) Fire Department recently created this flow chart to help others understand and to reemphasize the importance of staying home during this time. (As a side note: Walmart had a post on social media today that IF you have to go out for essential items remember: 1 CART ---- 1 PERSON. This post was … Continue reading Fire Departments Across the Country Share COVID-19 Safety Information

** Extra Daily Blog ** In Loving Memory of Tomie dePaola

He gave us Strega Nona, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, The Art Lesson, and many, many more wonderful books. Beloved children's author and illustrator, Tomie dePaola, passed away today after complications from a head injury. The world has lost a great and wonderful artist/story teller and tonight I'd just like for us to take … Continue reading ** Extra Daily Blog ** In Loving Memory of Tomie dePaola

FREE COLORING PAGES & ACTIVITY PACKS FROM NICKELODEON

Paw Patrol? Peppa Pig? Spongebob Squarepants? These cartoons are always guaranteed to bring a good laugh, but that's not all Nickelodeon has to offer our kids. At Nickelodeon Parent, there is a plethora of resources for you to share with your children. Coloring pages, activity packs, printables, apps., and much more. The more I look; … Continue reading FREE COLORING PAGES & ACTIVITY PACKS FROM NICKELODEON