As a nanny and future educator of young children, I have been involved in many conversations about screen time. When to start, how much is too much, the detrimental affects of letting your child spend too much time watching toy unboxing videos on YouTube. As a college student, however, I have also been involved in […]Read More Technology in early childhood education; does limiting screen time limit learning?
Written by Gayle E Pitman + Illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown Tackles: Gilbert Baker and the creation of the pride flag Age Range: 4-8 years Genre: Picture Book This book tells the story of Gilbert Baker, the man who created the pride flag. It tells about his childhood, his trouble fitting in and feeling accepted by […]Read More book review: sewing the rainbow
By Zack and Kimberly King + Illustrated by Sue Rama Tackles: Sexual abuse Age Range: 3-7 years Genre: Picture Book This book tells the true story of the authors child named Zack that had an experience with sexual abuse at a sleepover. Zack and his mother use this book to talk about bodies, curiosity, private […]Read More book review: I said no! a kid-to-kid guide to keeping private parts private
Written by Maria Dismondy + Illustrated by Kim Shaw Tackles: Differences, acceptance Age Range: 4-11 years Genre: Picture Book Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun tells the story of a little girl with wild curly hair who eats her toast with ketchup and her spaghetti in a hot dog bun. That is, until a bully […]Read More Book review: spaghetti in a hot dog bun
By Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky Tackles: Divorce, specifically written for children with autism/special needs Age Range: 5-11 years This book is an interesting one because it covers the already difficult topic of divorce, but is designed to do so in a way that helps children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other […]Read More Book review: i have a question about divorce
Written by Juniper Fitzgerald + Illustrated by Elise Peterson Tackles: Diversity in mother hood, sex work. Age Range: 2-8 years Genre: Picture Book I want to hug this book. I don’t think I’ve ever liked a children’s book so much, ever. This book covers so much, I could fill up another book with just my […]Read More Book REVIEW: HOW MAMAS LOVE THEIR BABIES
By David Shannon Tackles: Head Lice. Yuck. Age Range: 4-8 years Genre: Picture Book This book is the story of a little boy who comes home from school one day to deliver his mother the worst possible news – he had BUGS in his HAIR! It discusses the ways lice are passed around, DIY cures, […]Read More book review: Bugs In my hair!