How We Got $60 Worth of Children’s Books for Only $5 Last Weekend

classic books kids loveIf you have been following this blog for a while you are probably aware of the fact that we are a bunch of bookworms in our house.

We read numerous times per day with my toddler twins, add new and used books to our collection often and visit our local library at least once per week.

But it didn’t always use to be that way.

I remember as a child, I didn’t enjoy reading for fun or my own entertainment at all. Continue Reading

Read Aloud Children’s Books on Youtube To Let Your Kids Watch Instead of TV

Youtube Childrens Stories Read AloudYoutube is a very powerful medium. When I first discovered children’s books read-aloud channels, I was thrilled.

Why?

For a few reasons.

First, before purchasing a new book for my boys, more often than not I am able to find it on Youtube. In that case, I can check it out and make sure we will like it. It is kind of like a test drive without any strings attached.

Next, thanks to read-aloud books on Youtube, we have always something new and interesting to listen to during long car rides. Continue Reading

7 Things About Life We Can Learn From Little Children

little childrenToday, during our afternoon walk, I couldn’t get this quote out of my head:

“Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

The Christian explanation of this Bible verse is mostly based on a childlike faith and submission.

But having worked with many young children and now raising two of my own, I know there is a whole lot more we can learn from them.

What is it then? Continue Reading