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Weekend Links: A Recap of an Exciting Week

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 weekend links

It’s time for Weekend Links! This is my opportunity to share the fun, interesting, and amazing links that I have come across in my weekly internet travels. But this week, instead of sharing links and activities, I want to share exciting NEWS!
40% Off Little Passports During August 13-20!!

Little Passports

Little Passports takes your children on a journey around the world, all from your own living room! If you haven’t heard of Little Passports, take a minute to learn about their wonderful packages that are delivered to your front door each month and teach your children (and sometimes us parents!) about different places around the world. It is a perfect addition to your homeschooling curriculum or for any parent looking to put a little fun in learning! The best part of Little Passports is all the little goodies that come with your packages each month, like a mini suitcase, passport, stickers and more! The kids love it and so will you when they start spouting out neat facts about countries around the world! Check out Little Passports today and get 40% off your first month with the code: OFF40.

The Sparkle Podcast is on iTunes! You’ll find that the Sparkle Stories Podcast icon will now appear in your Podcast menu in your iTunes Library, and the first FIVE EPISODES are there and will download!

sparkle stories

One of the first offering is a story from the Sparkle Sleepytime Series called
Teeny the Toadlet’s First Day of School”!

Teeny is a little toadlet who is about to go to school for the very first time.  When he realizes that going to Toad School includes leaving some of his friends from the pond, and making new friends on land, he grows nervous.  His mother reassures him that toads are lucky because they can make new friends at Toad School while keeping their old friends from the pond.

Saturday Book Club Linky Party is coming!!

Saturday Book Club

If you are a blogger who enjoys sharing and creating book-related activities, games, recipes, and crafts , I would LOVE to have you link up with us the second Saturday of every month for our Saturday Book Club Linky Party. Saturday Book Club Linky Party will take place on the 2nd Saturday of every month and is designed to showcase children book reviews and activities.

My hope is to provide a great resource for parents and readers, and provide a place for amazing bloggers, writers, and publishers to gain more traffic while inspiring others.

The very first SBC will be this coming September 14, 2013 it’s a  great to link up your blog post or article about a book or reading related review, crafts, and activity that is related to the monthly theme I have chosen. September’s theme, thanks to the fact that International Talk Like a Pirate Day is 9/19, is Pirate themed books and activities for kids! So put on your thinking cap, tap into your inner pirate, and create a craft/activity/recipe around your favorite pirate-themed children’s book! More details HERE.

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

We support Multicultural Kids Books! You may remember a while back when JIAB did a great blog post about Diversity in Kids Books. I had such positive response to this post it prompted me to dig a little deeper. The result was Jump Into a Book teaming up with Mia from Pragmatic Mom to bring our readers a new Multicultural Books for Kids #Pinterest Board!

Multicultural Kids Books

We have much more exciting things planned around celebrating Multicultural Books for Kids, but we can’t let the cat-out-of-the-bag quite yet. Follow our new Pinterest Board, subscribe to Jump Into A Book to stay tuned for more details.

2 thoughts on “Weekend Links: A Recap of an Exciting Week

  1. I am so thrilled to be doing a multicultural book push with you Valarie. We invite anyone who wants to know more about multicultural books — blogger , reader or parent — to join us. We’ll be creating opportunities for everyone to share their favorite diversity children’s books.

    1. I love the diversity on this planet and so glad we’ll be sharing these great books with everyone.

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