Making Friends is an Art

Making Friends is an Art

I am a HUGE fan of children’s literature. I especially love books and stories that have a message. Julia Cook’s book, Making Friends Is an Art! is a book with a wonderful message for children! This book teaches children how to get along with others in order to have true friendship. After reading this story, my daughter felt inspired to write a story of her own. She asked me to share it with you, so here it is: Hi. I’m Brown and I have lots of special pencil friends: Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Light Green, Dark Green, Blue, Purple, White … Continue reading

The Trees Have Hearts by @MRSDBOOKS {Children’s Book Review}

The Tress Have Hearts

The Trees Have Hearts is a lovely story written by Mrs. D. (Olga D’Agostino). This story was written for girls between the ages of 6-10. My daughter is 8, almost 9, and both her and I enjoyed reading this book together. It is the story of a young girl, left friendless because she could not speak a new language. This girl lived in an old house with a small garden, where three blooming trees and the mysterious wind became her first imaginary friends. Her new friends helped her overcome her fears and worries. This is a story that shares the … Continue reading

Filling Your Child’s Emotional Bucket

  Have you ever heard of the book How Full Is Your Bucket?   I gave this book to my daughter a few years ago in hopes to increase her self esteem and the concept has fortunately stuck with both of my children! The basic idea is that we all have an emotional bucket and in any given moment, we have the opportunity to fill up someone’s bucket or empty someone’s bucket. We fill up buckets with kindness, appreciations, positive words, encouragement etc. and we empty buckets by using put downs, insults, teasing and negative thoughts. It is such a … Continue reading