Valentine’s Day brings back fond memories of school parties, exchanging cards with classmates, Conversation Hearts, and running home after school eager to share my bag of Valentines with my mother. I would dump that bag out onto the table and my mother would read each card with me. Such wonderful memories! But for many children, Valentine’s Day is a painful time; being the kid that no one gives a card to or has a treat for. As you help your child make Valentine cards for classmates, be sure to talk to them about how important it is to include everyone in the day that love is celebrated.
Annie Mouse Meets a New Friend is the perfect book for teaching your children about friendship and bullying. Check it out on Amazon, where it will be offered as a free download for three days, from February 12-14. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051GT7NE
I am also offering Annie Mouse’s Route 66 Adventure: A Photo Journal as a Valentine gift during that same time period.
If you have young children, be sure to sit down with them and read their Valentines together. It’s a great activity that builds reading skills and warm fuzzy moments! Afterwards, keep the reading going by taking an adventure along Route 66 with Annie Mouse!