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Cookie Decorating with Kids

Cookie Decorating with Kids


Just picture it — the kids and you in the kitchen, holiday music playing softly in the background, your littles in small aprons on stepping stools helping you decorate sugar cookies you painstakingly made from scratch. You picture several hours of fun with engaging youngsters anxious and eager to not only help, but also enjoy every minute of the special bonding time.

The Best Inscriptions for Holiday Book Gifts

The Best Inscriptions for Holiday Book Gifts


When children discover a book that they love and want to read it over and over, not only is a memory being made, a life skill is being nurtured. Gifting children books for the holidays is the special treat that keeps on giving. To make the present even more special, consider including an inscription that reminds the young readers why the book, the experience or even that particular holiday season is something worth remembering.

23 Baby Gift Basket Ideas for Any Occasion

23 Baby Gift Basket Ideas for Any Occasion


It is one of the most exciting things in life to welcome a new baby into the world. We have put a list together of baby gift basket ideas to help you and your loved ones celebrate this momentous occasion because sometimes it is hard to know what to buy for newborns. There are so many different kinds of products on the market to choose from that it can be overwhelming.

Books About Perseverance and Courage

Books About Perseverance and Courage


Sometimes the world can seem perplexing, confusing, even daunting when seen through the eyes of a child. Things happening in their lives can be confusing, anxiety-provoking, and uncertain. This is an area where books and story-telling can be powerful tools. Not only might reading a story take you to a completely different world and fill the day with wonderful smiles and memories, but it also might be a useful tool for inspiring courage, perseverance, and bravery in tough situations.

Reading Tip: Sounding Out Words

Reading Tip: Sounding Out Words


One of the things we feel makes Elephant Books so special is the Reading Tips we provide in each package. Inspired by our quest to promote a love of reading among families, they are meant to aid parents and children in interacting with the books we send and in building good literacy skills. In this spirit, we’ve expanded some of our tips to encourage parents to explore different approaches to reading. This month, we’re discussing Strategies for Sounding out Words.

Reading Tip: Exploring the Parts of a Book

Reading Tip: Exploring the Parts of a Book


One of the things we feel makes Elephant Books so special is the Reading Tips we provide in each package. Inspired by our quest to promote a love of reading among families, they are meant to aid parents and children in interacting with the books we send and in building good literacy skills. In this spirit, we’ve expanded some of our tips to encourage parents to explore different approaches to reading. This month, we’re discussing Exploring Different Parts of A Book.