5 Books About Thanksgiving

Every holiday, I arrange a basket of seasonal children’s books in the living room for my children to enjoy. These books about Thanksgiving are some of my favorites for welcoming the day of gratitude.  Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean This lift the flap book with groovy cat Pete makes learning about […]

Books about Healthy Eating

Halloween is quickly approaching and with it comes the inundation of many of our homes with candy, candy, and more candy.  During this time, it’s easy for kids to get distracted by all the sugary goodness in their trick-or-treat bags.  Here are 8 great children’s books about healthy eating for you to explore with your […]

5 Books about Feelings

Are you in search of high quality children’s literature to accompany discussions and lessons regarding feelings and empathy? Check out my 5 favorites listed below.   Books about Feelings The Way I Feel by Janan Cain In this delightful rhyming story, children of all ages will relate to the whimsical illustrations and real-life situations described in […]

Exploring Nature with Books

 The best part about summer for me is getting outside with my children!  I love watching their eyes light up when they pop a wild berry into their mouths or find a snail along a forest trail.  We spend hours and hours outside each day, sometimes doing more formal learning such as species identification and […]

5 Books to Inspire Creativity

Children love to draw, paint, and create, and seem inherently creative. To further encourage your children to understand that their artwork is valuable and unique, I’ve created a list of five great story books that inspire artistic creativity!     Ish – This is one of my all-time favorite books!  Ramon loves to draw, but when […]

5 Books About Colors

I’ve asked the contributors here at Inner Child Learning for their recommendations on books about colors. Here are five of our favorites!   1. How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?– We love this series of books by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague! Follow along as you discover how dinosaurs learn their colors using items around the […]