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::Weekend Links:: The Spring Edition

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Hello Everyone !!

This week has seen Winter end in Tennessee and Spring bloom in full fashion. I’ve found many fun and interesting discoveries this week while out and about on the Web. Please feel free to share any interesting links you’ve found as well in the comment section.

A house that has a library

First up,…. Our friends at Sparkle Stories launched their first kindle e-book Junkyard Tales: The Cat’s New Home which also included junkyard games and crafts.  To celebrate their new release they’re hosting an incredible giveaway. You won’t want to miss it.


Incredible Harry Potter news!!! University of New Hampshire is having an online summer course for kids in grades 4th-8th. This media rich program features a lot of interactive learning while exploring the magic of Hogwarts through language, writing, history, art, and culture.



For those of you with boys or who work with boys, here is a great article to help them become vibrant readers. Here’s an excerpt:

Some sure fire starters for young boys

If you can’t get your 3-5 year old boy to listen to a story try one of these ideas to turn this around:

1. Read a book dramatically that lends itself to lots of action, loud noises and maybe a rumble half way through (when the wolf eats Grandma, or the boy gets falls out of the tree). Be dramatic, get their attention!

Get the rest of the story HERE.


No Time For Flashcards has a fabulous post “50 Ways to Teach Your Child to Read.” I’d love to know what learn to read tips and tricks have worked for you and your family.


We’ve been creating booklists for our Read Around The Continents series and I also saw that our good friend Mia from Pragmatic Mom did a wonderful Top 10: Korean American Children’s Books (ages 2-16)


Happy Reading and please have a wonderful week !!!!

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