These T2Love shirts are the ONLY tees that my middle daughter will wear. I found them on Amazon at a discount from the boutique in town that sometimes, not always, carries then. T2Love failed to ship my local store their last order and to avert a crisis at home, I researched online and found these. (And it’s harder than it sounds because the company name is very confusing if you don’t have the label right in front of you!)
A whole slew of children’s book awards including the Sheffield, Costa, O’Dell and Children’s Book Award.
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos of kids Caught in the Act … of READING. If you would like go send me a photo, please email me at pragmaticmom.com (at) gmail (dot) com. I definitely need more photos. This week, it’s been fun to see some of these kids caught in the act of reading again and again! In other photos, older siblings are reading with their younger siblings which is so nice and rarely happens in my house but when it does, it’s a moment in time that I want to freeze and keep forever. What are your kids reading and can you catch them in the act of reading?!
So it’s only now, as I learn alongside my children that I start to get a sense of the what exactly happened during the civil rights movement and truly, what a great man of historic proportions Martin Luther King, Jr. is. And, like a puzzle coming together, I am only just now able to connect the dots to see how Dr. Martin Luther King inspired every day people to do extraordinary things.
Here’s how my Second Hand Saturday winner selection works. You leave a comment within 7 days when the post first goes up (you have from Sat until Sat, so really 8 days because I am not that on top of it). You tell me WHAT BOOK YOU WANT and WHY YOU WANT IT. Whoever makes a compelling argument will win because I am all about getting the right book into the right hands. If no one wants the books, I’ll tweet like mad until someone comments. My Twitter handle is @PragmaticMom. If you follow me, I’ll follow you bac
My, oh my, has this article become incendiary. Could it be that Amy Chua is misquoted?! I wanted to share some more interesting articles rebutting this article to shed some light on this controversy.
As I look back on the year and think about all the books my kids and I read together, it brings back warm, fuzzy memories of snuggling, laughing, and just enjoying a shared experience that loving the same book brings. So I asked my kids to each give me their three favorite books from last year and then I added a few more of my own, though I have to say that I loved their picks as much as they did. I hope you enjoy these books, should you need book recs, as much as we did!
This was my cultural reality and the reality of most Asian kids that I knew, but there’s a flip side to everything. Are Chinese Mothers Superior? That is a mighty aggressive headline, first of all. Very un-Asian-like. This extreme style of parenting correlates to 1) standard of living for parents (lower = stricter), 2) recency of immigration (more recent = stricter), 3) stay at home parent vs 2 working parent (stay at home = stricter), and 4) insanity of parents (more insane = stricter).
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It by Dr. Joann Deak [non fiction picture book, ages 4-8] is gently encouraging kids to try new things after taking time to point out how the brain works. The message to the kids is that you are one sculpting and shaping your brain so be the driver not the passenger in this amazing journey called life!