Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share some great audio book recommendations for kids. We adore audio books and have gathered a rather large collection over the last few years. Listening to audio books is a great way for young children to internalize the fluency and expression that comes from reading longer chapter books. It is helpful to have them follow along with a hard copy of the book, running their…

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Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share some great app and book recommendations for the little dinosaur lovers in our lives… Little ones usually go through phases of being mesmerized by a specific genre.  In our household dinosaurs have come and gone numerous times.  Over the last couple of years we have developed a lovely little dinosaur library, as well as a few dinosaur themed iPad apps. Books:   1. How…

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Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share part two of her Christmas booklist series… There are so many beautiful Christmas titles for children based around the story of the nativity.  Below are just a few that I have encountered and grown to love.  Please share any holiday stories you love during the Christmas period! Wombat Divine by Mem Fox. An absolute favorite which makes me cry every reading!  It is the…

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Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share some lovely tips for sharing a picture book advent with your family this holiday season. We have a family tradition: each day of advent the little ones get a picture book.  It is the only advent calendar we have in our home, so no little lolly delights or small toys, simply a new picture book to open.  I know that this is extravagant, but…

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Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share an inspiring holiday booklist… Over the coming weeks on Playful Learning I will be sharing some fun filled Christmas picture books and Christmas classics.  It might seem a little early, but Christmas is not far away! I love to gather all my picture books out of storage and purchase new titles for our collection so I am ready once December arrives.  This first series…

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