Top 10 Extra Special Back to School Books for an Extra Special School Year – By Shawna Della Cerra

As this school year commences, many feelings are circling in our hearts and minds. Lawley Publishing is spotlighting the Top 10 Back to School Books for an EXTRA SPECIAL School Year that is sure to set you and your family up for a positive social, emotional, and academic year ahead. 1. Babe the Ballerina Dog, Erin Mindes and Lindsey Furr n While May’s brother, August, …

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Summertime and Heading to the Pool by Stephanie Wildman (author of Brave in the Water)

SUMMERTIME! And not just any summer, but one where we are emerging (hopefully) from a pandemic. Maybe you are behind in getting kids in the water for swim lessons. My family was. nn I recently took my grandson for his first swim lesson. He is almost five and would have started last summer, but pools were closed. When they re-opened, his mother (my daughter) inquired …

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Fostering Imagination 7 Tips to Inspire Creative Minds By Stephanie Morris

Magical blanket forts, cardboard rocket ships, princess towers guarded by grumpy dragons, and troops of teddy bear soldiers all make for hours of playtime fun. These are the days of imagination! nn My husband and I would always laugh after a Christmas morning of bountiful presents when our kids would disregard their toys and wind up playing with the boxes. And I realized there is …

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Top 10 Children’s Books for Summer Reading by Dr. Shawna Della Cerra

This is a great season for reading. Your summer will be super fun with this Top 10 Children’s Books for Summer Reading. Whether you are on the beach, in the mountains, resting at home, or on the road, these books will make any day an adventure. n n n 1. Biscuits First Beach Day, Alyssa Satin Capucilli n You’ll enjoy reading about Biscuit’s first time …

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Animals are Everywhere in Children’s Books By Stephanie Morris

Why are there so many animals in children’s literature? nn Since the very beginning, animals have been part of the stories we tell—take Aesop’s Fables, Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes, and The Brother’s Grimm. In the 6th Century BC, a term was even developed to describe this human-like animal portrayal. Renee Runge at Kidpressroom explained Anthropomorphism as “the projection of human qualities onto non-humans.” nn So …

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Pets, Portraits, and Many Mediums by Lindsey Furr

Our pets play an enormous role in our lives. What better way to pay tribute to your furry best friend than with a unique piece of art? nn Whether you attempt to create something on your own or reach out to a professional, many factors come into play when deciding which medium to choose. After considering these points, everyone can find the right fit. Whether …

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