Flashback to when it all began! I can hardly believe this launch party at my house was only just over a year ago! .
From building a team, promoting to team leader, giving thousands of pounds worth of free books to schools and nurseries and attending some wonderful events and groups, it’s been a busy year! .
Home parties are still one of my favourite things to do, just invite a few friends over, put the kettle on and I’ll do the rest! I’ll even bring a cake if you would like me too!! .
And you will receive free books, advice on how to support your little ones with all areas of learning and more!
A book where you learn not only can you get lost in their pages but you can dive into their very worlds and meet up with your favourite characters. Add in a mystery, a villain and plenty of references to A Little Princess, Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland and you’ve got a winner in your hands.
There’s lots of details in the book that book lovers will appreciate. Look at this gorgeous hard cover hiding underneath the dust jacket. There are also lots of quirky illustrations scattered through.
After reading this I was inspired to actually read A Little Princess. Have you ever been inspired to read another book after it’s been referenced in something else??.
Just one of the many ways to use our STORY STARTERS ✨ Thank you for sharing @lookingthroughmylens_ .
🌷 STORY STARTERS🌷
With Morgan getting that little bit older now sometimes it’s challenging finding handmade toys that she will enjoy.
These story starters from @bookieboobox are just perfect since she is just at the age where they are learning about imaginative writing, punctuation and spelling.
She has been using the illustrations on the discs to help her think of and write a story. And at bed time instead of reading a book with her we have been taking turns at picking a disc and creating a story together.
We have the garden pack but head over to @bookieboobox to view the full range
And the contest that all of us have been waiting for is finally here! And what better day to launch it than World Storytelling Day! Through this campaign, we have brought you a variety of stories. Now, we want to hear your stories! Send in a video (or an audio) of you reading to/with your child and stand a chance to win the bumper GetLitt! Hamper.
What can you win? FIVE lucky winners win the choicest of books from the stables of @Duckill, @PickleYolk@MsMoochie, @FunOkPlease, awesome GetLitt! goodies and a three-month subscription to GetLitt! (worth 799/-) absolutely free! Did we tell you that we have more than 200 books from over 13 publishers on GetLitt!? So what are you waiting for?
Send in your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further contest details in comments.
And don’t forget to post the videos on your timeline and tag other friends! You may just win a little something more for getting more friends to participate!
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Haha, thank you for the compliments on the Dumbo craft in my last post! 🐘 I have this wonderful man to thank for it. If I'm the face and voice to PositiveLeePeilin, then @VincentCheokBC is certainly the careful hands behind it who makes the crafts and supports me ✂⠀
He made many many elephant prototypes, changing them as I suggested ways to incorporate educational parts. We are really please with the end result as it's fun and something that moves! 👂🏻👂🏻⠀
If you do make this flappy eared 🐘 craft, please please tag us @PositiveLeePeilin so we can see how your child (or you) interpreted this craft! 📍 We would love to see more inspiring elephants populate the world! ✂️ Snapshots saved under my DIY story highlights! ⠀
Who is the person behind the wonderful person that you are? Tag your cheerleader here, so I can give her or him a giant virtual hug too! ✨
Asalaamualaykum to you all, Hello and Good morning to you all! .
I've decided to change the name for our account as this reflects it much better! .
What started off as sharing our home education journey to being part of an amazing, forever growing community! I'd like to thank each and every one of you beautiful souls for following along our journey, the love and all the support 💚 .
I'm truly grateful to have met you all and blessed to be working with some of you in supporting your children's education! .
Sudah sejak awal tahun lalu dirancang untuk tidak menumpuknya saja, tapi dibaca. Wkwkkw
Beratnya memulai sebuah kebiasaan. Yang tidak menarik. Yang hanya digemari segelintir orang, di negeri ini. Yang justru inilah pintu masuk sebuah keterbukaan pola pikir, tidak hanya menuruti ego katak dalam tempurung.
Ah.. bismillah.. ayo satu-satu kisa saling bercengkerama.
Pojokan rapju. #booklovers#raisingreaders#mazadadotco
Another one for the hands-on type of toddlers. A gorgeous book in a larger format that enables your Little Tradies to try out their fixing/buildings skills endlessly!
As you can see our ‘tools’ have already been well loved since Christmas... 🛠My First Toolbox🛠
From 1 measuring tape to 5 cuts in the wood, your Little One will get to interact with every single page all on their own (after a couple of practice runs). A simple yet brilliant design shows that one book can be enough to keep even the youngest ones entertained over & over again.
If that’s your type of books (or if you like beautiful children books in general), go check out @pickwicksproutkidz ‘s selection! 😍
Check out my Stories to see it in action (well a very awkward one-handed left-handed type of action...). Pictured our personalised Hero Cape and Balloon Cover, perfect gifts for Active Little People!
Even if you have read one good book in your life, you will know what reading gives.
For bookworms like me, it gives incomparable pleasure.
The habit of reading has declined of late, one main cause of this is the growth of technology.
Why should you read books? ~it gives knowledge
~improves your brain
~develops critical thinking skills
~improves communication skills
~it is a fruitful hobby
~it is a cheap entertainment
~makes you more emphatic
~build self esteem
~helps you sleep better
~helps you save money.
Books are better than movies. Shout out to people who are like me, that despite 24hours power supply, gets bored with the TV on.
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I waited to get this book from the library for a LONG time… I requested it before it was published in early January, and I FINALLY got off the wait list for it last week. But, I’m here to tell you that My Heart, written and illustrated by Corinna Luyken, was worth the wait. It did not disappoint one bit.
In My Heart, Luyken uses various descriptors to illustrate how our hearts might feel on different days. Some days our hearts might feel light and happy, like windows or slides. Other days, our hearts might feel messy, like puddles or stains. Some days our hearts (and often our personas) feel small, but a little love and community can help them grow. That is all spot-on, beautiful, and important for children to understand, but what I loved most about her book were the last two pages, when she writes, “Closed or open… // I get to decide.”
How empowering for children! Yes, some days our hearts do feel “heavy with rain,” fenced off, or “opened up wide.” But ultimately, we are the ones in charge of our hearts. We are the ones taking care of our hearts. We are the ones who acknowledge those deep feelings, both positive or negative, and we “mend” our hearts accordingly.
And her illustrations! Luyken uses mostly double-page spreads in black, white, and grey, and she adds in yellow to draw our eyes to details or accentuate the feelings she’s written about on that page. And, be sure to look closely, as she’s also incorporated hearts— sometimes one, sometimes many— into every single illustration. It’s extra fun for the kiddos to search for new hearts with each reading!
The combination of Luyken’s easy-to-read rhyme, layered illustrations, and tender content makes My Heart the perfect book to read while snuggled with your little ones. For more information and affiliate links to purchase, visit my website (link in bio).
If you liked this, check out:
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Witek
The Feelings Book by Parr
The Color Monster by Llenas
Everyone by Neal
Happy by Lemniscaat
Tell me— what book have you waited for what seemed like forever to read? And, was it worth the wait???
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One of our favourite collections of educational books for young children, the @usborne_books Peep Inside Lift The Flap Books. Matilda asks for at least one of these every day, 'Animal Homes' being a particular favourite at the moment.
Again, I'll put some info up on my stories for those interested in having a 'Peep Inside' (see what I did there). In all seriousness though, please can anyone tell me how many more there are left to get in this series?! And just incase you were wondering, yes these books are all purchased by me (I have book problems, if I use the excuse they're educational that's ok right?!😂) #lovebooks
In the middle of the night, a curious-looking cat beckons a little girl into another world. As she falls up into this world (the first clue about its strangely wonderful and deliciously magical nature), each of her encounters is unexpected, fantastical, joyfully unusual...like a dream. Christian Robinson’s debut as an author/illustrator will leave readers with stars in their eyes, wondering if a mysterious magical portal will ever open up for them. Some of us older readers are still hoping…😉
Another was written and illustrated by Christian Robinson (@theartoffun) and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (@simonkids).
21 51312 March, 2019
Yahooooo for FREE SHIPPING on orders $80+ today & tomorrow only! I just shared some favorite books in my stories & shared some spring/Easter titles perfect for those Easter baskets over at @brittanyviklund (each book is linked there too) so you have lots of ideas if you want to take advantage of the shipping deal!! Happy (almost) Spring! PS This deal is very very rare & we only know about it hours before 📚🙌🏼
9 29719 March, 2019
Long before I had this Instagram page, parents frequently asked me to recommend books that would help children work through fears and worries. Since starting to recommend books publically, I get asked for this even more frequently. Maybe it's the age of my children and their friends, but it seems like I get asked for titles of books for fear and worry every other week... So, it's about time that I just compiled a list of good books to help children cope with fear and worry!
While I had a few titles in mind, I asked for some recommendations on Instagram a few weeks ago, and you all delivered! Below are my favorites, both from my experience and from your recommendations. The books I'm recommending all have tangible strategies children can use to help overcome fear and worry.
Visit my website (link in profile) for more information on each book. There, you’ll find notes about each book, whether it addresses a specific fear or general worry, how worry makes someone’s body feel, and specific strategies given to overcome said fear and worry. I hope you can find books to help your children, and if they don't need these now, bookmark this page for future reference!
Nightsong by Ari Beck, illustrated by Loren Long
Worry Says What? by Allison Edwards, illustrated by Ayesha L. Rubio
Silly Billy written and illustrated by Anthony Browne
The Worry Box by Suzanne Chiew, illustrated by Sean Julian
Willow's Whispers by Lana Button, illustrated by Tania Howells
Hannah and Sugar written and illustrated by Kate Berube
Jabari Jumps written and illustrated by Gaia Cornwall
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein, illustrated by Mark Pett
Saturday is Swimming Day written and illustrated by Hyewon Yum
Faith-based books for fear and worry:
Quinn's Promise Rock by Christie Thomas, illustrated by Sydney Hanson
It Will Be Okay: Trusting God through Fear and Change by Lysa TerKeurst, illustrated by Natalia Moore
Have you ever read any of these books with your children? Share a brief story below of how you used them and how they helped!
49 2871 March, 2019
HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY 📖❤️ Well some of the costumes I've seen on my feed this morning are just FAB!! Poor effort on my part as I was doing a last minute dash around town on Tuesday 🙈 will I ever learn?!?! But Delilah was very happy with her cat costume to match her current favourite book Bimbo and Topsy by @enidblytonofficial (pic on my stories) #lovebooks #worldbookday
This is my version of Kathleen's @book_beat "short stack reviews," but I'll called this the not for me edition! I wanted to give short reviews about three books that I didn't enjoy. They might be great for you (in fact one is a beloved children's classic for many!), but every reader is different, and that's ok!
Matilda by Roald Dahl: I read this for the first time, starting it as a read aloud, but abandoning about 60 pages in to finish on my own. As much as I appreciated Matilda's resourcefulness and love of reading, I couldn't get on board with her horrific family situation or her coping mechanism of payback. Partly this is because of our experience with foster care and sensitivity to this subject. We are very hit or miss with Dahl, and this was a definite miss.
You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly was our library's pick for the kids book club this month. I enjoyed the premise of the book, the theme of friendship, and exploration of what it means to be alone, but the characters were really flat. I didn't enjoy the resolution of this book, and just found myself wanting more. Hello, Universe, also by the author, seems to have better reviews but I haven't read it.
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel was my real life bookclub read for the month. I wouldn't have finished the book except for really wanting to discuss it, and it did make for a really nice discussion! This book had alternating storylines that mirrored musical collaboration in a string ensemble, which was really intriguing, but the writing did not hold things together for me. This is one of those books that started as a great idea but was poorly executed.
I'd love to hear your thoughts, either on these books specifically or just a recent read that didn't work for you. I am far more willing to put down a book part way through, but for each of these I felt like I had a good reason for sticking it out to the end.