Fill-in-the-Blank Poem (Printable) for National Poetry Month

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In honor of National Poetry Month, here's a starter poem for your young poet. Tell your child the name of the poem is "Rhymes with Spring," and encourage your poet to fill in the blanks with words that indeed rhyme with spring. Remember, it's okay to be silly! Even nonsensical rhyming words … [Read more...]

Bonding Through Books: One Thing All Babies (and Moms) Need

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The other day, my 9-year-old son asked me who the original writer was of the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. He wanted to know if there was a real woman long ago who had the unfortunate luck to marry a man named Mr. Goose. Perhaps she had birthed many children and lived in a house so small it felt, and … [Read more...]

Rat Cat Hat!

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Readers have commented that our story "Hat" is preposterous, a hallucinatory work of fiction. Call us dreamers, but even our most fanciful workbook stories have their roots in the real world. I submit to you: [Photo by davepatten/flicker] … [Read more...]