Laundromats for Literacy? How One Program Combines Suds & Stories

Forget about the spin cycle. The Too Small to Fail program is bringing the smart cycle to laundromats across the country. In an effort to educate the littlest of learners, this amazing organization is bringing story-time directly to the children who need literacy lessons the most. Laundromat to library? With Too Small to Fail that’s exactly what some neighborhoods are seeing. Instead of zoning out to the hum of industrial dryers, children in the areas served by this program get the chance to participate in story-times led by local librarians. And all while mom or dad gets a wash cycle in! Not only is idea genius, but it actually works too. Preliminary research on the program conducted in six

Laundromats for Literacy? How One Program Combines Suds & Stories

Forget about the spin cycle. The Too Small to Fail program is bringing the smart cycle to laundromats across the country. In an effort to educate the littlest of learners, this amazing organization is bringing story-time directly to the children who need literacy lessons the most. Laundromat to library? With Too Small to Fail that’s exactly what some neighborhoods are seeing. Instead of zoning out to the hum of industrial dryers, children in the areas served by this program get the chance to participate in story-times led by local librarians. And all while mom or dad gets a wash cycle in! Not only is idea genius, but it actually works too. Preliminary research on the program conducted in six

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny

A fun and playful holiday twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes this favorite nursery rhyme perfect for Easter! The itsy bitsy bunny was hopping up the trail Down fell the baskets past his tiny tail Out came his friends to help him on his way. For the itsy bitsy bunny was planning Easter day. This Itsy Bitsy Bunny must hop at top speed so he can get all of his eggs hidden in time for the big holiday! Little ones will love this fresh springtime spin on a classic nursery rhyme.

Recall Alert: All Models of Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleepers

On Fri., April 12, Fisher-Price issued an official recall on approximately 4 million Rock ‘N Play Sleepers as a result of 30 infant deaths since 2015, attributed to the use of these products. The recall came a week after a joint statement between the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission which issued a safety warning on Apr. 5, advising parents of the potential for injury or death with older infants. The CPSC and Fisher-Price is recommending parents to stop using all models of the product and contact the company for a refund. Read on for a full explanation of why the company has issued a warning and a subsequent recall. According to the CPSC, 30 infants who were three month

Where Are Baby's Easter Eggs?

Little ones will love lifting the large, sturdy flaps in this sweet, irresistible board book to find Baby's Easter eggs from Karen Katz. Where could the Easter eggs be? Children will discover colorful springtime objects under each of the six sturdy flaps until... they find Baby's Easter eggs in a fold-out finale.

Llama Llama Easter Egg

With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands. In Llama Llama Easter Egg, the Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama: jelly beans, colorful eggs, and a fluffy surprise!

Birdseed Eggs to Make For Spring

Happy Spring! When spring comes around, that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. It’s like the earth awakens and you can hear all the birds singing, and see all the beautiful flowers come alive. I love the first few weeks of spring because they’re wonderful! This year we decided to make birdseed eggs using leftover plastic eggs from Easter. It is an easy DIY that the kids enjoyed too! I don’t know about you, but we have an entire bin of plastic Easter eggs at our house. I am always looking for other ways we can use them. With a couple of household ingredients you can have some beautiful birdseed eggs to decorate your trees, and feed all those hungry birds! Materia

It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

Meet P. J. Funnybunny in this humorous and touching Beginner Book by Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen. It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny tells the “tail” of P.J. and his quest to become something other than what he is. Is it more fun to be a bear, a bird, or a pig? Read along as P.J. tries to determine who he is—and where he belongs. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning. "Sick of being a bunny, P. J. Funnybunny takes off to become a bear. Hibernation gets dull, so he tries being a bird. And so it goes, with beavers, pigs, possums, and skunks—till P. J. realizes that bunn

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