Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

 




Valentine's Day will be here in about a month. Finding a way to show your loved ones that you care can be difficult and stressful. Here are some fun ideas:


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  • Books are a great way to encourage reading and a fun gift!

  • Share a sweet treat to remember the "sweet" times that you've had.




  • Give something that you can do together with your family or spouse like a game or a craft.



  • Give something that you made to your loved ones whether it's a crocheted scarf or knitted hat.



  • Write a note of appreciation to your loved one.
     
  • Give the gift of an experience. This is a great way to create fun memorable memories.




  • Give the gift of work by doing a chore whether it's making a bed, painting a room, putting away toys or making dinner.


What are some of your ideas?



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Who Loves The Dragon? Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, January 12, 2021



Who Loves the Dragon?
Written by Bianca Schulze
Publisher’s Synopsis: In this interactive follow-up to Don’t Wake the Dragon, our beloved Dragon is wide-awake and preparing to celebrate one of the kingdom’s most important events of the year: the annual Friendship Festival! It’s a time for everyone to gather and have fun, all honoring their meaningful friendships. But on the day of the feast, the cooks are called away to cater to the Queen and the knights must report for special duty in the Enchanted Forest. With everyone gone, Dragon is upset and worried that this year’s Friendship Festival is doomed. Could they be planning something special for her? And in the meantime, can you help cheer her up? With colorful and humorous illustrations throughout, this read-aloud picture book encourages kids to interact with the text on every page. Young readers will love waving to characters, blowing kisses, dancing, and more on this fun ride alongside Dragon and her adorable friends in this delightful story that will beg to be read again and again.

Ages 3-6 | 32 Pages | Publisher: Clever Publishing | ISBN-13: 978-1951100438

Available for purchase on Amazon and Book Shop.



Review
Who Loves the Dragon? is a clever, entertaining and fun interactive story. The story is engaging for young children. The recommended age range for this book is for ages 3-6, but I think even toddlers ages 1-2 would like the colors, story and interactive elements of this book. Interactive books are so fun for kids. I love how it encourages kids to help cheer-up the dragon by waving, dancing, marching and more! I also love that the book celebrates friendship and helping cheer-up Dragon when he is sad. I also feel like the content is very age appropriate by encouraging kids to celebrate friendship for Valentine's Day. I also like that Dragon has a diverse type of friends ranging from animals to knights and chefs. The author also presents some coping mechanisms to children for disappointment, anger, and sadness through recommending that the Dragon count to ten, take deep breaths, relaxing and thinking about something else. The text is very kid friendly as well as the illustrations. The illustrations are attractive, bright and friendly. I was very impressed with this book and love that it's so kid-friendly in the way that it was written, illustrated and the message in the story. I would recommend checking out this book and adding it to your home library. 

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Enter for a chance to win a Who Loves the Dragon? prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A hardcover copy of Who Love the Dragon?, autographed by Bianca Schulze
  • A hardcover copy of Don’t Wake the Dragon, autographed by Bianca Schulze
  • A Sugarfina "XOXO" 3 pc Candy Bento Box
  • A $50 Target Gift Card
The giveaway begins January 6, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 5, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT. Enter in the rafflecopter below.



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This blog post was in partnership with The Children's Book Review. Please note that I received a free e-copy to review, however, this is my honest opinion.

January Giveaways to Enter (low to moderate entry)

Monday, January 11, 2021

 


I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog or social media giveaways I've entered, thought someone else might be interested in entering or that have been submitted to me through bloggers. Check back often throughout the month to see if I have posted more giveaways. If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me (via email). If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.
 





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