There’s something about oversize objects that immediately captivates people. Think giant rocking chairs or markers the size of a grown adult. When considering the scale of a book, particularly one for children, oversize books feel even bigger when they measure to be toddler size or larger. We’re not talking about big books designed specifically for a library or school storytime (think Five Little Ducks or Planting a Garden); rather, we mean books that are constructed to be enormous—and likely will often have to sit sideways on a shelf.
February 14th always seems like a bright spot in the middle of the longest part of winter. Granted, chocolate, flowers, and handmade cards usually take center stage on Valentine’s Day (all things I also appreciate), but it’s nice to reach for a stack of love-centered books leading up to the middle of the shortest month.
Do you ever look at your kid and think, why are you so obsessed with me? Our little ones love to copy all that we do, especially when it comes to our… unbecoming habits. *sigh* If only we could get them to model our love of broccoli like they do our (accidental) use of colorful language.
When our firstborn turned two, rather than accumulate more stuff, we asked guests to bring a book in lieu of gifts. We collected a handful of new and used titles that we then donated to the Ready Readers program in our community. This book-giving birthday tradition has continued and it doesn’t diminish how special birthdays feel; in fact, I’d say it enhances the experience for all involved. Here’s why: books keep giving.
Here comes Peter Cottontail… That means baskets full of little heartfelt gifts and endless amounts of candy! That’s right jelly beans, starburst, chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies and the list goes on. However, there is so much fun to be had that doesn’t have to include a sugar rush!
For the first time ever, we are hosting an egg hunt to spread some Easter fun! The rules are simple and the prizes are sweet. The grand prize winner gets $150 to Pinhole Press! Are you ready to play?
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Designer. Wife. Mom. One-half of Earmark Social Goods, a company dedicated to spreading their message of ‘Create Happiness’ with handcrafted, customized art, including illustrations, designs, and photography. Together, Bridgette and her husband Mike, the other half of Earmark Social Goods, have a 2.5-year-old kiddo named Joe, a sweet dog named Lucy and a stinky cat named Toof.
Before you know it, Valentine’s Day is here and aside from making sure your significant other is taken care of, there are the kids to think about, or should I say their class. Parents and teachers know all too well the added stress of forgetting or last minute shopping for Valentine’s Day in the classroom. It can be hard to get creative, without overspending.
Hi Pinhole Press shoppers! I’m Lauren Koster, owner of Lauren Koster Creative, an event planning business and lifestyle blog, and I’m a mom to an imaginative almost-three-year-old. He’s at that magic age where there is nothing specific on his list, but he is excited about everything! Lately, he loses it (in the best way) when I bring him home cool socks. It’s going to make stuffing his stocking and filling under the tree easy and fun! I also have a young niece and nephew to buy for who are a little more challenging.