About: Stacey MacNevin

Stacey MacNevin reviews Canadian children's books daily on her blog, www.wordofmousebooks.com.
Website: http://www.wordofmousebooks.com
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    International Women’s Day Reads: Be Inspired!

    March 8th is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the social, economic, political, humanistic and family role that women play in all of our lives and to celebrate the achievements of women and girls everywhere. Women’s Day has been celebrated from the 1900s and is a national holiday in many countries around the world. In celebration of this day I have chosen three amazing titles that not only showcase the power, strength and contributions of women have made to our society, but the great lengths some of them had to go through to live their lives in a manner of their choosing.

    Looking for Something to Do this Family Day? Try These Titles!

    Family Day is a relatively new (at least to the Province of Ontario) but much-needed holiday to break up the monotony of winter. It’s also a great time to reconnect with your family and loved ones and re-establish some family traditions. Along with other great Family Day activities like cooking as a family and enjoying the outdoors, books are a great way of exploring how your family feels about their own values and dynamics or just be the cause for some great fun! Here are some of my Family Day recommendations:

    Get Reading! It’s Family Literacy Day!

    January 27 is Family Literacy Day®, a chance to celebrate parents and children leaning and reading together for the day and for life. This is a movement I can get behind and would encourage all parents to unplug the electronics and set aside at least 15 minutes to foster reading. This year ABC Life Literacy for Canada is encouraging Play for Literacy using card games, board games and even invented games as a way of encouraging family learning. While I am crazy about any new ways of sparking the learning bug I still love the old fashioned notion of snuggling up with your favourite book and child and reading aloud.

    Put the Story Back Into the Season!

    Books are the perfect gift for just about anyone (bookstores are way less crowded than malls and big-box stores around this time or you can even get all your presents online!) and what better way to celebrate the season and create your own traditions by dimming the overhead lights, getting a fire going and share a story by the tree? Here are some ideas to get you all the spirit and into creating their own holiday reading traditions.

    Three Children’s Books for Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day is more than a bunch of cute old fellows in plaid, adorned with pins or cadets passing out plastic feel good tokens. It’s about taking the time to think about those who have sacrificed their lives for our country and freedom and those who continue to fight to keep it that way.

    It can be a daunting subject to talk about with your children and there is no better way than with a book. Stories make the complex simple and hit their level of understanding where lectures and history lessons cannot.

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