Book Reviews

Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review

From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town. Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevies school is worse.… Continue reading Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review

Book Reviews

A pale view of the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro

I've only read The Buried Giant and The Remains of the Day and when I looked on my book wish-list, I saw Kazuo Ishiguro's dazzling debut novel called "A pale view of the hills" and I closed my eyes and made the purchase. When I saw the tiny book (181 pages which to my accounts is… Continue reading A pale view of the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children – Book 3 – Library of Souls

I have been waiting for this book to be delivered ever since I finished (that is to be translated "devoured") Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Peculiar children and its second volume Hollow city.  Released in September 22nd 2015, the book had the fresh feel of a new print combined with the tantalizing hints of an epic ending to… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children – Book 3 – Library of Souls

Book Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children book 2 – Hollow city

In the second novel entitled "Hollow City" we follow the peculiar children who have now escaped the loop of September 3rd 1940 now exiting into a war zone. Adrift in small boats, clutching small and precious possessions saved from the destroyed orphanage (including a door knob) and the hurt Miss Peregrine (in bird form) -… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children book 2 – Hollow city

Growing Up

Class Party Halloween Games

If you ask children what their favorite holiday is, the most likely response from most children will be Christmas, with Halloween coming in a close second. Some children will choose Halloween as their first favorite. But this holiday, with all its goblins and ghouls, likely makes the top two favorite holidays on most children's' lists.… Continue reading Class Party Halloween Games

Dean Koontz, Excerpts

About Child Abuse – Excerpt from The Door to December – Dean Koontz

  When I read The Door to December (1985) by Dean Koontz, the following piece struck a chord in me. So many children are abused and the monsters doing it to them rely on the child keeping silent and making them feel like it was their fault. When Laura's tears began to dry, Dan said,… Continue reading About Child Abuse – Excerpt from The Door to December – Dean Koontz

Baby Care

Teaching a toddler to walk

Exercise is essentially important to the health of the infant. Its first exercise, of course, will be in the nurse's arms. After a month or two, when it begins to sleep less during the day, it will delight to roll and kick about on the sofa: it will thus use its limbs freely; and this,… Continue reading Teaching a toddler to walk

Growing Up

Christmas Games For Elementary Age Children

If you're planning a Christmas party for a group of elementary-age children, there are a myriad of really fun games you can include. Be sure to have lots of prizes and take lots of pictures because some of the games can be silly! To get the kids moving around, start with the "fill the stocking"… Continue reading Christmas Games For Elementary Age Children

Growing Up

How to Bring Up Your Children Properly

Childhood years are the best times to learn. Somehow, a person’s comprehension is at its peak during childhood. Parents should take advantage of these learning years to ingrain the values of life in their children. If you’re a parent, teach them positive habits so that they will know and see the beauty that life has… Continue reading How to Bring Up Your Children Properly

Growing Up

Keeping children motivated

Initial enthusiasm in after school activities tends to wane after the first excitement is over. This is but natural. The trick is to keep up the hard work even after this. How do you keep your child motivated? This is of particular importance when the child goes in for educational after school programs. Make the… Continue reading Keeping children motivated