From The Hunger Games to The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a number of movies today are based on popular books. Some moms say there are good reasons to read the book first, while others prefer their child just see the movie. To help you decide whether your teens should only be allowed in the theater after they finish the book, here are four questions to consider.
In a world of pretty pink princesses, where women in fairy tales and fiction are often cast in subordinate roles, it's not always easy to find strong and positive female role models for our daughters. Here, Circle of Moms members suggest eight books that have female characters young girls will be inspired by.
Reading books to the little ones is an integral part of being a parent, so it's only natural that there are some cherished children's books that explore the relationship of father and child. From funny books about Dad's snoring or love of Star Wars to tender reads that show just how much dads care, these 20 children's books about dads are perfect for reading on Father's Day and any day after.
Rack 'em up! Books can educate, inspire, and more, but they can also clutter up a room if there's no proper place to store them. Rather than fill a traditional bookcase with your lil one's tomes, consider some unique ways to show off your tot's favorite stories. From inspirational gallery displays to home-built furniture, we've rounded up 15 ways to declutter the book corner in your kids' rooms. Check them out!
The recent discovery that music can improve the health of preemies is a good reminder of how beneficial music can be for children. The connection between music and other types of learning is an especially good reason to encourage a love of music. Now you can do so on the go with these six great apps for teaching kids music and music appreciation.
Choosing the right book for a beginning reader can be a challenge. The story can't be so difficult that your budding bookworm gets discouraged, but it also shouldn't be so simple that your child can memorize the pages. Plus, the story has to be entertaining enough to maintain your little one's interest. Here, Circle of Moms members suggest 10 books that fit the bill — stories that will capture your child's curiosity and lay the foundation for an eternal love of reading.
If there's one thing that we can't get enough of around here, it's books for our kids. Reading is something that resonates with us as editors, as parents, and as the kids we once were ourselves. When it came time to cultivate a list of the all-time best children's books, we polled our coworkers to ensure a list that's comprehensive, including everything from old classics to new-found favorites.
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Thanks to these fun, entertaining reads, learning to go green will be anything but boring for your little ones. To help you teach your children about environmental issues, we're highlighting some of the best kids' books with a green message. With a few earth-focused books from popular series like Arthur and Little Critter, plus playful finds like Michael Recycle and The Lorax, your kids are sure to learn more about positive, eco-friendly habits. Take a look at these must-have children's books with a green message!
Choosing the right book for your little one's bedtime routine can be tricky. It needs to help wind down the day instead of making your child hyper, but still be a kid-favorite. Meanwhile, you don't want to be stuck with a book you'll be tired of after a few readings. To help you decide which stories to add to your shelves, we've compiled a list of moms' top seven bedtime books for little ones, ranging from affirmations of love to all-time classics. Happy reading!
To put your kids in the silly April Fools' Day spirit, get them giggling with these fun joke books! Riddles, knock-knock jokes, wordplay — we're sharing great reads filled with all kinds of playful jokes to make your little ones laugh. Take a look at these entertaining books to find a fun April Fools' Day gift your kids will love!