25 Days of Christmas Stories for Kids!

I usually incorporate a few Christian books into my Christmas shopping list. This year we’re celebrating Christmas with 24 days of Christmas books from Zonderkidz, and on Christmas Day we’ll be reading the Christmas Story from Luke 2. Each of these books shares a beautiful part of Christmas. I’m excited to celebrated Jesus’ birthday every day with my kids. These are the books on my list. Pick up a few … or all 24 … to enjoy with your family! {Read More}

19 Tips for Reading Aloud to Your Kids

One of my favorite times of the day is when I get the kids settled in a night and it’s time to read. Currently we’re reading Little House on the Prairie. And recently we just finished Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avelona. (Pst. You can buy the WHOLE Anne of Green Gables Series on Amazon for only .99!) Bedtime reading has been a tradition that we’ve done for the last 20+ years. We make sure all electronics are {Read More}

Great Read Alouds for K-2

Looking for some great books to read with your kids? Here’s a list of read alouds for K-2. Perfect for your library’s summer reading program! 1.  The Little Old Lady Who was not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams 2.  Love you Forever by Robert Munsch 3.  I Have to Go by Robert Munsch 4.  The Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch 5.  Thomas’ Snowsuit by Robert Munsch 6.  Mortimer by Robert Munsch 7.  David’s Father by Robert Munsch 8.  If {Read More}

Back-to-School Reading Recommendations

I LOVE getting to share my childhood favorites with my kids! This summer, we enjoyed reading through Bob books (time and time again with the little ones), Laura Ingalls Wilder and Beverly Cleary. Now that it’s back-to-school time (how did the summer fly by so quickly?!), we are looking for more books to add to our ever-growing collection. What are some of your reading recommendations? Leave a comment below to share your suggestions! Here are some of our favorites: Bob Books {Read More}

Great Read Alouds for K-2nd Grade {+ Printable!}

Great Read Alouds for K-2nd Grade {+ Printable!}   I LOVE reading aloud to my kids. And they love it, too! According to Jim Trelease, author of Read-Aloud Handbook, reading aloud is not only fun, it gives your child a huge advantage when it comes to learning. Children who start school with a larger vocabulary tend to do better than the child with a low vocabulary. And how do children learn and expand their vocabulary? By hearing words used at home! Often, our {Read More}

Podcast: Living Inspired: Karen Whiting | Barbara Collins

Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (12/19/13) To listen to the interview: go here and click on the player in the upper right corner of the screen.  This week on Living Inspired, please welcome the author of  The One Year My Princess Devotions (Tyndale, 2013), Karen Whiting  and author of  Madre Minutes, Barbara Collins. If you’re reading this after 12/19/13 you’ll be able to find this show . . . and all my shows in the archive section. For your chance to {Read More}

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