Posts Tagged "books"

Children’s Books to Read on Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Born on February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was much more than the 16th president. As one of the greatest figures in U.S. history, Lincoln’s list of accomplishments spans decades. Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday with a dun-filled family reading session. Even though your young child may not be ready to read (or do research) on her own, these kid-friendly picture books are the perfect way to start your little learner’s presidential education! I Am Abraham Lincoln, by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos. Told through the eyes of a child version of Lincoln, this picture book is a perfect introduction for children in...

Children’s Books to Read for Civil Rights Day

Celebrated on the third Monday of January, Civil Rights Day is an alternative name for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Like MLK Day, this holiday is dedicated to human rights and one of the most notable figures in modern history (Martin Luther King Jr.). Mark this very special day by helping your young child to understand what civil rights are and the humanitarians who have helped people to get them. If you’re not sure how to communicate the importance of this day (and what civil rights are) these children’s books are easy for kids to understand and fun to read!...

5 Books to Read for Wright Brothers Day

With the holidays coming up you might be getting ready to fly off to see your family or friends. Before taking your trip, consider the way that you’re getting there. That’s exactly what Wright Brothers Day does! December 17th marks the day that celebrates Orville and Wilbur Wright, and aviation. How can you observe this special day with your child? Read a book! Check out these easy reads (that are completely kid-friendly). When you’re done, get artsy and have your child draw a portrait of the Wright brothers or paint a picture of an aircraft. The Wright Brothers: How They...

4 Places to Read on International Literacy Day

What’s the obvious activity choice for International Literacy Day? Read a book! That said, you (or your kids) don’t have to sit at home reading by yourself. Where can you take a book to on this special day? Check out these book-reading options that will make celebrating International Literacy Day even more fun! Go outside. Bring a book to the park. International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8th. That’s means in most places, it’s still warm enough to go outside. Take your favorite read to a shady tree or a park bench. Spend the afternoon reading to the kids...

Children’s Books for World Humanitarian Day

August 19th is World Humanitarian Day. While the concept may seem advanced for your young child to pick up on, you can help him to learn what a humanitarian is and how these very special people save, care for and shape the world. How? Through a children’s book or two! Check out these great reads for young kids on World Humanitarian Day. Who Was Mother Teresa? By Jim Gigliotti and Nancy Harrison. Elementary school-aged children can read about this famous humanitarian, her life and her work – in a way that’s entirely easy to understand. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led...

International Literacy Day Book-Making Kids’ Craft

International Literacy Day is September 8! This book-based holiday highlights the need to read, and brings literacy learning to the forefront of education. What can you do to celebrate? Try this easy-to-craft kids’ book-making art activity at home or at school. Materials: Cardboard (reuse the front and back of a cereal or cracker box) Hole punch Yarn Scissors Construction paper Markers Instructions: Cut the cardboard and construction paper into the same sizes. Start with the first piece of cardboard – cutting it into whatever shape you want. Stack it on top of the construction paper to use as a template....