Category Archives: Curled Up with a Good Book

Fun (and sometimes informative) book reviews on a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, and juvenile literature.

A Small Thing….But Big: Curled up with a Good Book

Title: A Small Thing…But Big

Author: Tony Johnston

Illustrated by:  Hadley Hooper

Excerpt: 

“Before today, I was very afraid of dogs,” Lizzie told him.

The quiet old man replied, “Before today, I was very afraid of children.”

Age group: 4-7 year olds

What’s to love: 

In this book, a little girl struggles with and eventually overcomes her Continue reading A Small Thing….But Big: Curled up with a Good Book

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Time for Chapter Books & Bookmarks!

We now read chapter books with our kids, so I decided it was time to make our own bookmarks!

I have quite the stash of foam sheets to use up, along with foam stickers, so these are the materials that we used.

First, I had the kids each draw a rectangle measuring 4 cm by 18 cm. Next, we made a hole at the top of each one using a hole punch, so that we could thread leftover yarn or ribbon that we had lying around.

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Finally, it was time to personalize our bookmarks and decorate Continue reading Time for Chapter Books & Bookmarks!

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Interior Savings Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week

On January 27, 2015, Canadians from coast-to-coast will have 15 minutes of fun in support of Family Literacy Day®, an annual initiative developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to encourage parents, children, teens and seniors to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day.

In our own community, Interior Savings presents “Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week January 24 to 31, 2015 in partnership with Literacy in Kamloops, the City of Kamloops, KELLI, School District 73, and many other organizations.

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As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Just Kidding: Curled up With a Good Book

My eldest just entered the school system this year, and I thought it would be appropriate to teach him the fine line that exists between teasing and taunting. I wanted him to understand that crossing that line could result in hurtful feelings. I also wanted to let him know how he should respond if he ever found himself the target of emotional bullying someday.

We borrowed the book “Just Kidding” from the library and it turned out to be a fantastic resource on that very topic.

Title: Just Kidding

Author: Trudy Ludwig (with a preface by Stan Davis, founder of www.stopbullyingnow.com)

Illustrated by: Adam Gustavson

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Excerpt: 

“D.J., you may never know exactly why kids like Vince are mean to you. But I do think it has more to do with what’s going on with him than with you”  Continue reading Just Kidding: Curled up With a Good Book

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Friday Family Fun with Literacy Celebrates International Children’s Day

Friday Family Fun with Literacy

Celebrates

International Children’s Day

Friday November 21st, 2014 at Northills Mall

4:30-7:30 pm

Join us for FREE crafts, activities & snacks

Featuring AMAZING local talent:

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As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!