Do you feel angry sometimes? Probably! We all get angry at times.
At my house, we like to do The Angry Dance, and that helps us feel better. We get out all our energy, punch the air, jump up and down, and we DON’T hit or kick anyone OR scream at anyone. We just dance like crazy!
Here’s our silly video… you can use our moves or make up your own! All you need is a loud song with a strong beat. 1, 2, 3 …… GO!
Here in North Carolina, spring flowers are popping up! It’s starting to get a tiny bit warmer in the afternoons, and a few bees are buzzing around. Don’t worry, though, bees are not interested in stinging people – they are too busy collecting pollen!
Are there any flowers blooming where you live? This is what’s blossoming here…
Daffodils and flowers on the pear tree! We also spotted some crocuses and a little bird’s nest that had fallen out of the pear tree… Don’t worry — it was empty!
Hello, everyone! I’ve added two free printouts in our Winter issue of JUMP! I needed to add two extra pages so that I could print out the magazine at my local print shop — the solution? I added a maze and a “finger labyrinth”!
If you’d like to try those, see if your grownup can print out the last two pages of the magazine. Here’s a link to the whole magazine: Winter 2019_print
March is Women’s History Month, and I am sharing this post from Jean Matthew Hall’s excellent blog! She has lots of great book ideas for kids (AND for caregivers!).
You might like this picture book about a famous writer, Jane Austen, who lived in a time when women couldn’t vote, and most men didn’t think they could do much except get married and have babies! Today, we know that’s not true. But sometimes we all need encouragement — girls and boys — and this looks like a good book to do that!
A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring a 2018 picture book about a woman making history! Happy Women’s History Month! Brave Jane Austen: Reader, Writer, Author, Rebel was written by Lisa Pliscou and was illustrated by Jen Corace. Henry Holt and Company… The post Picture Book for Women’s History Month-Jane Austen appeared first…
What better way to celebrate Black History Month (February) than to talk about a new kids’ bookstore that opened last October in Greensboro, NC! I stumbled upon Wonderland Bookshop today while wandering down State Street.
A chalkboard that said “Come in and meet your new book” caught my eye. So did this tiny fairy garden:
Inside, Wonderland Bookshop smells like new wood and fresh books. Sisters Amy and Beth own the store, and they only sell books for children and young adults. Here are two reading suggestions they give to help you celebrate Black History Month:
In 1951, Janet Collins became the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera. This book tells her story, from beginning to learn ballet at age 10 to becoming a huge success in the Opera at age 34. The author weaves lively poetry with the beautiful illustrations.
I love the pictures in this book – they are colorful and full of life! Find out what happened during the 1960 Greensboro Woolworth’s Sit-In, when four young men changed history by sitting down at a “whites only” lunch counter. Although they sat peacefully, not bothering anyone, the white people in the restaurant called them names and threatened to hurt them. The police even showed up, but as the young men were not doing anything wrong, they were not arrested. (You can see the actual counter at The International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro!)