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Honoring Valentine's Day with some reading

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Snowed in yet another day with the kiddies can test anyone's patience (especially with the prospect of yet another snow day looming, ugghh!). However, with one day before Valentine's day providing some inspiration for activities for which to pass the time here are a list of books for celebrating the day. Providing we all dig out in time to venture out somewhere like our local Newark library. In any event, if you don't, gather up some construction paper, crayons, scissors, glue, and collage materials and get busy creating several artsy crafts. Not an artsy person? Well, then take to the computer and challenge yourself to create something you found on the internet. Your child will have fun (you will as well I promise) and work on key concepts/skills in fine motor, literacy, creativity and language.

A dog who feels unlovable.
A dog who feels unlovable. syreeta springer

A dog who feels unlovable.

This book is about a dog who is teased by others for looking a little different.  He is unable to make any friends until a new family moves in next door and brings a new surprise.

Valentine's themed books
Valentine's themed books syreeta springer

Valentine's themed books

Sweet story of a boy who tries to woo a girl.  This is a great way of explaining what Valentine's is about without getting inappropriate.

Froggy seeks out his first kiss
Froggy seeks out his first kiss syreeta springer

Froggy seeks out his first kiss

Lovable Froggy is back with a new adventure.  If you are familiar with the Froggy series, you are well aware of the great pictures and rich text describing what this main character goes through.  Children will love it as well.

Imprinting hearts in many ways.
Imprinting hearts in many ways. syreeta springer

Imprinting hearts in many ways.

This is such a wonderful story.  It is about ways we can show kindness to others.  Its a great foundation for instilling thoughtfulness and caring as well as explaining what Valentine's Day is truly about: showing love in many ways.  Therefore, leaving a heartprint behind.

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