Daily Archives: May 9, 2013

Books about the Social World of Girls

Recommendations by Kris Vreeland Head of the Children’s Book Department at Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA Click on a book to find it at VromansBookstore.com! All the World  by Liz Garton Scanlon (Ages: 4-Adult) Lyric art and poetry illustrate how we are interconnected and we are all the world and all of the world is all of

Poems About Our Bodies

These poems were written by Mattie J. T. Stepanek, a very inspiring boy who wrote poems and advocated for people to treat each other peacefully and with love. You can learn more about him by visiting his website here: Mattie Online. The Smell of a Noise Shhh… I smell something. It smells like a noise. Like

Fairy Tales for Strong Girls

Turning fairy tale characters into strong and confident girls and women: We know that reading stories to our children makes a difference for all kinds of reasons. Try this: When telling stories to your child, create female characters who are self assured, empowered, and who are comfortable asserting themselves. If you are reading a story

Make Believe Play

Encourage Dress Up and Make Believe Play: Collect dress up clothes and items that represent different types of people and various future careers. Yard sales, thrift shops, friends and your own attic can provide a spectrum of imagination-stimulating items. Tools for doctors, gardeners, auto mechanics, ballerinas and more can all help your daughter enjoy make

The “Who Loves You?” Game

This is a fun and helpful game for car trips and walks in the park! Have your daughter (or son) name all the people that love her or him. The list can include family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, religious community friends, and more. This game will help your child build self esteem and a

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