Friday, November 2

10 Vegan Books for Kids

Happy World Vegan Month! I have a fun fact for you that you may or may not know, Ava and I are vegan! The other day Ava asked me to read a few of her vegan books. I realized that she only has one official vegan book, the rest of her "vegan" books are accidentally vegan books. Veganism is excitedly on the rise and I would like to share a few books to read to your child if you are making the transition to plant based eating. 
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Vegan books for ages 3-5. These books are very simple and easy to understand along with vibrant pictures. My daughter's favorite of this group is Eating The Alphabet.

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1. Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
2. Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
3. V Is For Vegan by Ruby Roth
4. Linus The Vegetarian T-Rex by Robert Neubecker
5. Rah, Rah, Radishes by April Pulley Sayre
6. Go Go Grapes by April Pulley Sayre


Vegan Books for ages 4-8. These books are longer, but are still awesome to read to budding vegans.

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7. The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
8. The Fruits We Eat by Gail Gibbons
9. Herb the Vegetarian Dragon by Jules Bass
10. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

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Ok, you got me! The Lorax isn't exactly a vegan book but it does talk about protecting the environment and living a vegan lifestyle is one of the best ways to protect the environment! These books aren't overly graphic, they explain eating fruits and veggies in a fun way, and they are great to read even if veganism isn't your thing. We personally own all of these books and I highly recommend all of them. Let me now which books look interesting to you. Until next time.

April K.
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Monday, October 15

Our First Professional Photoshoot!

Throughout my blogging journey, I have taken hundreds of pictures. Those pictures were mostly taken by my mom, bestie, or myself. I've never had a professional photo shoot! This past weekend was extra special for me because I had my first mother daughter photo shoot with Photography By Teri Ann. The pictures are beautiful and I thought I would share them with you all. Have a look below.

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I had been eyeing sunflower pictures for a while now, so I decided to book our shoot at a sunflower farm here in Georgia. It was about an hour and a half drive from Atlanta but so worth it!


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Teri was even able to capture a few smiles from Ava! I have to bribe Ava for a good smile lol.
Even though I take pictures of us all of the time, I'm so glad I went ahead and booked a professional photo shoot. It's nice to have someone else capture moments for me, the editing is also amazing considering that there wasn't mush daylight to work with. I love all of the pictures and there were so many shots to choose from but I wanted to share my favorites.

If you are in Georgia, I hope you consider booking Teri for your next shoot, you won't be disapointed!
You can look at my dress HERE in pink and Ava's dress HERE in white.

April K.
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Wednesday, October 10

9 Fun Fall Books for Kids

Fall is here and it is our most favorite season of the year! Yes, I know everyone says that fall is their favorite season but we really love the fall. The weather, the trees, the fall festivals and activities and mostly Halloween! Halloween was my daughter's first holiday after being born and we have been hooked ever since. In the fall, we love to read books about the season and the upcoming holiday. I'd like to share with you some of the books we are reading.

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1. Fright Club - My little lady has wanted to read this book every day since we picked it up.


2. Apples and Pumpkins - A cute book about a family's fall traditions.


3. Fairy Tale Frankie and the Tricky Witch

4. Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat - We love all of the Click Clack books. This one is a fun story about a Halloween party!


5. Fall Leaves Fall!


6. We're Going On A Leaf Hunt - I'm reading this book for a Halloween nature story time that I am hosting. I have it in an extra large version and I think the kids will like it!


7. Skelly's Halloween 


8. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! - Ava is obsessed with this Old Lady lol. Of course I had to pick this book up. I can't wait to pick the other Old Lady books.


9. Leaf Man - This story has the most beautiful pictures. It's a must have for a child's book collection.

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All of these books are super fun to have in any book collection. My daughter's favorite is Fright Club and my favorite is Leaf Man. What books are you reading this fall season?

April K.
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Tuesday, September 18

DIY Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

It's that time of year again! We are in our second year of homeschooling, my daughter and I are both getting into a productive routine and we are really enjoying learning together. I have noticed that my daughter is a auditory learner, so for this kindergarten school year we will be focusing on reading,. Whether it's me reading to my daughter, learning phonics, and sight words, most of this curriculum will be reading out loud. Everyone's homeschool days and routines are different, so I would like to share what we are using for our reading focused kindergarten school year.

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Reading/Language Arts/Writing

        

During our 4 year old preschool year, Ava picked up handwriting pretty well and pretty fast. This year we will continue to practice writing, individual letters, numbers, words, and sentences. We will be doing daily journaling and writing short letters to friends. We will also be working on sight words as Ava is interested in learning to read. We are enjoying these  Pinkalicious phonics books so far, she is also doing pretty well with sight words and recognizing sight words in books.


Math

        

My daughter loves to ask the time, like she has a car and a schedule that she needs to keep lol. So guess who is learning to tell time?! Ava has a clock puzzle that she got for a birthday that we will be using for telling time, so glad I saved this gem. I finally also purchased some counting cubes because guess who is learning addition and subtraction?! I figured having visuals would help her grasp these math concepts. We will also have a few workbooks for additional math reinforcement.


Science/Technology/Art


I'm pretty sure that science is my daughter's favorite subject, she loves learning about space. We do lots of reading and lots of exploring in nature for science. Ava loves to do science experiments and lately she has enjoyed putting together a motorized car! For art, we visit art museums at least 4 times a month. We go to art classes at the museum or art club at the library, less mess for me to clean at home! This year we will also be going to the symphony. The symphony here has shows for young children and I think Ava will enjoy going.


History/Geography


If you follow me on Instagram, I have mentioned a few times that Ava loves maps! She loves drawing them, learning about them, and she insists on having a map to look at in the car lol. This year, we aren't going to in depth into history but we are definitely learning black history and touching on world history.


Extras
When we aren't doing school work, we will be visiting the library, going on playdates, playing at the playground, exploring nature trails, meeting up with homeschool friends, visiting our local museums, participating in ballet, free play gymnastics, and kids yoga.

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We are excited to continue our kindergarten homeschool year. If you are a homeschool family, what grades are you teaching? What are your curriculum choices for the year. Let me know in the comments. All the pictures here are clickable or feel free to visit my Amazon store to see all of the books that we are using. Until next time!

April K.
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