Family Time

Family Time

Talking about the good times with our families is fun time! Writing in a journal is an easy way to record these times and to remember them. It’s also fun to go back and read those stories later on. Here are a few questions that might help you get started with writing in your journal. […]

Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day

Let’s join together in celebrating Read Across America Day on March 2nd by READING! Why? Reading is for everyone! Take a picture of your child reading and post it to show their success! This year-round program which was launched in 1998 focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources […]

Word of the Day – Cats

Word of the Day – Cats

Do you know the definition for the new Word of the Day which is “Cats?” Pronounced:  [kats] Everyone loves cats! Cats like to meow. Don’t you just love to hear a car purr? Don’t you just love to pet your cat?  A cat is a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur and a short […]

Word of the Day – Mandarin

Word of the Day – Mandarin

Do you know the definition for the new Word of the Day which is “Mandarin?” Pronounced:  [man-der-rən] Standard Chinese, often called Mandarin, is the most often spoken language in China. Over 70 percent of people in China speak Mandarin. Other fun facts about Mandarin: It is the official Chinese language in China It is the […]

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

Looking forward to spring and warmer weather? Try this “Coconut Rice” recipe. Coconut rice is a Thai style rice. Begin by bringing the milk, water, and rice all to a boil together. Replacing half of the water with coconut milk makes the rice slightly sticky and much more flavorful. You will want to eat this […]

Valentine’s Word Search

Valentine’s Word Search

Enjoy fairy tale stories of true love! Then enjoy this fun word search called “Valentine’s Word Search”. Word searches develop spelling skills, extend vocabulary, and emphasize pattern recognition. Find all of the hidden words! Enjoy replaying one of your favorite word searches. Each time you replay it, the words are reordered to make it more […]

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

What will you be doing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Christmas week? Do you celebrate by yourself or with others?  Here are some additional ways to celebrate and make yourself, family and others happy: Read on Kindle, paperback, or audiobooks – Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures (for all ages-children, adults, etc.) Do charity […]

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Wouldn’t it be absolutely wonderful to watch The Nutcracker  (1892) by Peter Tchaikovsky for free? Well, here it is. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Fireside Nutcracker brings the magic of the holiday season right to your home! This virtual production adapts the timeless holiday ballet for film with awesome music, thrilling dance moves and classic Nutcracker characters. […]