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National Park Gifts for your Child about Outdoor Play and Forest Fun

National Park Gifts for your Child about Outdoor Play and Forest Fun

Books and Flash cards are great education tools for your children. Whether teaching colors, shapes or even about science and nature, your child can put concepts together and feel more connected to these topics through such learning tools and it makes learning fun. Gibbs-Smith has books and tools about nature, STEM and animals. Living in the Pacific Northwest has us admiring forests and mountains where camping and hiking are common family events for most. For my nephew, I wanted him to have these books and cards about National Parks.

The book, How To Play in the Woods is a fun camping tool. With simple items you find around camp, you get suggested fun such as music sticks, make rope from plant materials and more projects and games. The kids will self-entertain for hours and learn about nature as well. It is not a bad thing to become resourceful out in the wilderness at a young age!

The flash cards, All About National Parks features iconic animals, sights, and landmarks that make up the 27 US national parks. Included is a one-sheet map to visualize these parks locations. These are ABC cards from B-Bison, E-Everglades, S-Sequoia and more. They neatly store back in their box and the illustrations are large and bright.

These make great gifts for families who love to travel and learn together. Visit Gibbs-Smith for all of their books that make learning easy and fun!

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Celebrating Hispanic Culture with these 2 books for kids and teens

Celebrating Hispanic Culture with these 2 books for kids and teens

Water Day – El día del agua (spanish edition) is a children’s book about a young girls sharing the celebrations of her town the one day a week the water man visits to deliver water to her village. Water is so important and it is easy to take it for granted until you are community who lost it regular supply. Water Day is available on Amazon and book stores.

Farewell Cuba, Mi Isla is a middle grade novel about two girls fleeing 1960 Cuba with their family. There are 336 pages and is a story about the Author’s real family experience.

This book will share some raw moments about Cuban history and a young girls having to flee her home and be something somewhere else. They had 2 changes of clothes each and $5 and the family fled to America. Victoria needs to help her family settle in Miami. This is a great book about family, change and a fight for the future in the 1960’s Cuban state. Farewell Cuba, Mi Isla is available on Amazon and book stores.

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Sky Ropes book review | A girl’s journey to overcome trauma

Sky Ropes book follows one girl's journey to overcome trauma

Sky Ropes is a book for ages 10 and up from Chronicle Publishing. It comes in Hardback or Kindle and is a story about a girl’s journey to overcome trauma and her bravery. The girl is Breanna and she is attending her school’s teambuilding camp. The major exercise will be ascending Sky Ropes—the highest ropes course in the state. She has zero plans to accomplish this.

Breanna’s trauma is her Father’s abuse. Somehow, the fear from her past is colliding with her fear of that Sky Ropes at the end of camp week. She makes the most of camp with friends. You will get to know her prankster and fun personality, you will feel her trauma and the tense moments she is feeling as the Sky Ropes challenge nears. You will cheer for her and go along the journey of all her internal struggles and realizations in the end. This book is great for those struggling with anxiety, fear and who love adventure stories.

Sky Ropes is written by Sondra Soderborg, a former practicing attorney, child advocate, and teacher at both a high school and a prison. But now on Amazon.

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A Day With No Words introduces readers to life of nonverbal children

A Day With No Words introduces readers to life of nonverbal children

A Day With No Words is about a family’s life with an autistic boy who does not speak. The story is told in this boy’s first-person perspective. It is clear that even without words, he is as intelligent as any child his age. This book is great for every classroom and library and for all children who can seek to understand the world of autism and nonverbal children through a real lens. You also see the tools he and his family use to communicate with each other.

The illustrations bring you into his world and are beautifully drawn. Author, Tiffany Hammond is the voice behind the Fidgets and Fries platform. She is an Autistic mother, advocate, and storyteller who uses her personal experiences with Autism and parenting two Autistic boys to guide others on their journey. This book is available May 9, 2023. Pre-order today!