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How A Dog’s Story Can Teach  Your Children About Life

How A Dog’s Story Can Teach Your Children About Life

One common method parents use to teach children responsibility is pet ownership, where kids help feed, clean and generally look after pets. As important as instilling a sense of responsibility is, there are many more lessons pets can teach us, says Cheryl Smith, a rescue-animal advocate who founded a non-profit that assists pets in need.(…)

The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest – Mom’s Choice Award Winner

The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest – Mom’s Choice Award Winner

  The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest – “The Banana Tree” Keeno and Ernest are the best of friends living in the jungle. Keeno, a very mischievous monkey, finds a big, shiny new banana tree. Unfortunately, it is on the other side of the river and his parents have told him never to cross without(…)

Explore with Commander Josh

Explore with Commander Josh

  Explorations of Commander Josh – “In Space” Story Monster Approved and Purple Dragonfly award-winning author Donna LeBlanc delivers this first installment of the Commander Josh series. “Explorations of Commander Josh, Book 1: In Space,” takes readers on a high-flying adventure into the great unknown! Join the lovable Josh, who―with ideas from his favorite travel(…)

“We Talk to You Because We Love You”

“We Talk to You Because We Love You”

“We Talk to You Because We Love You” Stories from Our Mothers Become Our Greatest Gifts By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D. & Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. The Yupik, an indigenous people of Alaska, had the tradition of passing down wisdom from elders to the young. They called these stories “wise words.” The wise words were shared(…)

Your Child’s Checkup: 10 Tips to Prepare Parents & Kids

Your Child’s Checkup: 10 Tips to Prepare Parents & Kids

By Dr. Chrystal de Freitas, author of Jake’s Kindergarten Checkup Well child checkups are a routine part of your child’s life; in fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a yearly visit for all children over the age of one.  Though sometimes dreaded by the child (and therefore the parent), these visits are really opportunities(…)

Mischievous “FisherDawg” Delights

Mischievous “FisherDawg” Delights

We all know that reading promotes academic excellence, but reading with your child daily also enhances the parental bond.  The challenge for a parent is to find the right book, a book that sparks a child’s imagination and takes them from the proscribed “here” to an imagined “there.”  Here’s a book that will delight, entertain(…)