Category: books / stories

Happy Birthday, E. B. White

Happy Birthday, E. B. White

[ 1 ] July 11, 2007 |

Elwyn Brooks White (1899 – 1985) wrote three children’s books. These classic tales about a pig, a spider, a mouse, and a trumpeter swan teach kids the importance of friendship, adventure, and how to overcome obstacles or disabilities. Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan were all part of my childhood storytime. […]

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Nature/Nurture: Sparks in the dark

Nature/Nurture: Sparks in the dark

[ 0 ] July 8, 2007 |

by Michelle Riggen-Ransom One of the best things about summer on the East Coast is fireflies. Growing up, I spent countless nights chasing and capturing these dazzling creatures; the languid evenings were made more joyous by their magic. Now there are my own children to dazzle. On a recent, muggy night, my three-year-old son and […]

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Bats at the Beach on tour!

Bats at the Beach on tour!

[ 0 ] July 5, 2007 |

Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies is full of summer fun and adventures at the beach. Even bats at the beach meet new friends, make sandcastles, fly kites, roast bugmallows and sing by the campfire. Brian’s captivating artwork and beachy verse will enchant kids of all ages. Keep a look out this summer and […]

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George Washington and the Cherry Tree

George Washington and the Cherry Tree

[ 0 ] July 4, 2007 |

by Mark Binder This story is from Mark Binder’s Bedtime Story Book — due out this Fall. A version of this story appears on Mark’s award-winning CD, Classic Stories for Boys and Girls (available online at cdbaby, on iTunes Music Store, and at many toy stores, including Creatoyvity in Providence.) Download PDF Version Once upon […]

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Nature/Nurture: Backyard Bingo

Nature/Nurture: Backyard Bingo

[ 3 ] June 29, 2007 |

by Michelle Riggen-Ransom A fun way to get your toddler or preschooler involved with the great outdoors is to play a game. This past weekend’s on-again off-again weather was perfect for a game of Backyard Bingo. In the morning, when showers threatened, my three-year-old and I broke out some cardstock and stapled together a little […]

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Gifts for worldly babies

Gifts for worldly babies

[ 0 ] June 26, 2007 |

When my husband and I got married, one of our guests said it was like being at the United Nations. We merged our varied backgrounds – Russian, Swedish, Jewish, Arabic, Irish, and Scottish. Guests were from India, Africa, and China. Although it can get confusing around the holidays, I think my boys are lucky to […]

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Happy Birthday Eric Carle

Happy Birthday Eric Carle

[ 1 ] June 25, 2007 |

When my kids were little, I memorized Brown Bear Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Eric Carle’s picture books made learning fun for my kids as they learned about food, colors, animals, and more. He has filled our world with colorful collaged imagery that invites kids to touch and play with his books. His […]

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Happy Birthday to Chris Van Allsburg

Happy Birthday to Chris Van Allsburg

[ 0 ] June 18, 2007 |

Celebrate the magical world of Chris Van Allsburg today. This award-winning author and illustrator has created more than twenty books for children and lives right here in Providence. My kids and I are big fans of his storytelling and beautiful illustrations. His stories stretch our imagination and make us wonder about the world while he […]

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NEW! Story of the Month

NEW! Story of the Month

[ 0 ] June 12, 2007 |

Announcing another wonderful new addition to Kidoinfo – Story of the Month. Every month Kidoinfo will post a story by one of our favorite local storytellers, Mark Binder. Mark’s work is educational, informational, inspirational, and fun. He appeals to kids of all ages. Read it online at Kidoinfo or print a copy to read at […]

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The Three Bears and Goldilocks

The Three Bears and Goldilocks

[ 0 ] June 12, 2007 |

by Mark Binder From The Bedtime Story Book There are as many stories about Goldilocks and the three bears as there are storytellers. The ending in this one is a little bit happier than it is in some. Download Printable Copy Once upon a time there were three bears, a Mama bear, a Papa bear, […]

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