Games for National Pets Are Wonderful Month

  Games for National Pets Are Wonderful Month   We are already halfway through National Pets Are Wonderful Month. But that’s not a problem—there’s plenty of time to try out some of these games.   Wonder Pets! Games from Nick Jr. 10 online games   Cat Games for Kids from Pet Games Cat games plus games…

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April is National Pets Are Wonderful Month! Check Out These Activities

  April is National Pets Are Wonderful Month! Check Out These Activities   When I discovered that April is National Pets Are Wonderful Month, I thought it would be a perfect theme for a week of pet posts. Here are some sites to give you lots of ideas for both caring for your pets and…

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Terrific Books for National Pets are Wonderful Month

  Terrific Books for National Pets are Wonderful Month   I never knew there was a National Pets are Wonderful Month! But now that I do know, of course I have to do a book post on pets. These books tell about finding the right pet, taking care of your pet, and living happily with…

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Tips for Loving Poetry and Promoting Literacy

  Tips for Loving Poetry and Promoting Literacy     In last month’s post, WHY POETRY? Building Literacy Skills with Poetry, I gave lots of reasons to love poetry. Today I have specific tips for promoting poetry at home and in the classroom.   Read Aloud Read the poem aloud (poems need this!) or encourage your…

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MORE Poetry Books to Delight and Inspire

  MORE Poetry Books to Delight and Inspire   As promised, here are more poetry books. If you missed the books from last month, click here.     Button Up! Wrinkled Rhymes by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Petra Mathers Do your clothes talk? Well, these do. There are poetry-talking shoelaces, undies, jammies, sweaters, and more. And their…

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Games for Earth Day

  Games for Earth Day   Earth Day is all about being active in the environment and doing a better job of being good Earth citizens. But for times when you need a little rest from all that, here are some games.   Fun and Games  from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Games, puzzles,…

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