Little Oink

Little Oink is the story of a big that likes to be clean.  The book is reviewed by Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • Little Oink is a hilarious picture book for young readers, with the caveat that older readers and adults will enjoy the humor and the illustrations just as much as the intended-for young audience….

Over the Last 40 Years, This Couple Adopted 88 Special Needs Kids

By Gordon Hurd for yahoo As of this writing, the Geraldi home, in Ellijay, Ga., is filled with 20 children, all of whom have special needs. Going back nearly 40 years, Mike and Camille Gerardi adopted a total of 88 children who, through disease or disability, needed special care. Camille has continued their care since Mike’s death in 2016. Were it not…

Ask Dr. Blank: My child won’t be five years old until right after September 1, but is very smart and mature. What are your thoughts? Can she go to kindergarten instead of prekindergarten so she doesn’t have to wait another year?

I am often asked this question and each time, it brings me back to my own childhood and to the practice, at the time, of having two periods for entering kindergarten. The “older” five year olds entered one class in September and the “younger” fives entered a different class in January. Later on, when I was living in England, I…

Hundreds of bikers to escort bullied 10-year-old boy to school

Hundreds of bikers in Sydney, N.S. are bolstering a bullied 10-year-old boy by taking him under their wing and showing him that he has more “brothers” than he realized. Harbourside Elementary Grade 4 student Xander Rose can’t wait for the school year to be over because, he says, all of his schoolmates except his younger brother and one friend pick…

Reading Kingdom Review: ” My daughter isn’t struggling anymore.”

“I have a daughter who even though in the fall of 2017 she will enter 5th grade she only just reads at the 1st grade level. Does it make me mad? It sure does. For me the education system has totally let her down. They change programs so often for reading that by the time a child catches on they…

Big Words for Little People

Big Words for Little People is a book that celebrates language, children, and empowerment.  The book is reviewed by Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • Big Words for Little People celebrates language, children and empowerment. • Here at Sweet on Books we try very hard to find books for you, our readers, that you wouldn’t ordinarily find on…