Tag Archives: activities

Virtual Book Launch Party

9 Mar

Leaves Banner Stage Reading Book Launch PartyFor  those of you who weren’t able to make it to The Denim Jungle book launch party in Seattle, I wanted to bring the party to you.

So… welcome, friends, to my virtual book party! Come on in. I have all kinds of fun in store for you today.

  • Enjoy your own personal author reading.
  • Exercise your imaginations with a Denim Jungle-themed activity.
  • Learn some secrets behind the making of the book.
  • Buy a copy (if you haven’t already).
  • Get your book custom-signed by me, the author.

Are you ready? Here we go…

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Free Seattle: Holiday Fun

19 Dec

Free Seattle Holiday FunReady to throw that list to the wind and enjoy the last few days of the holiday season?

Here are five ideas for some free Seattle holiday fun.

Bundle up, have a cocoa, and most of all, get out there and be merry! Life is too short to stress over cookie exchanges and finding a gift for that distant uncle who may or may not show up on Christmas Eve.

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A Feast of Holiday Ideas

25 Nov
Bonus Idea: Finger Print Tree!

Bonus Idea: Finger Print Tree!

As a thank you for your support and readership over the past three years, I’ve rounded up a feast of holiday ideas—crafts, dinner party fun, and hostess gifts—in one handy post.

You have plenty to take care of. Let me help check something off of your list.

Then, take that extra time to really be present for those you’re thankful for. That’s the best gift I could possibly give you.

Happy together time,
Angela

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Book Activities for Kids

14 Oct
StorytimeLibrarian

Not my mom. Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons: Christchurch Star Home Ed. May ’68.

I grew up with a mom who was a children’s storytime librarian. So I can’t really pick up a kids’ book without brainstorming ways to make it interactive.

The first idea below is my mom’s all-time favorite, and the others I whipped up for two of my 3 year old’s (and my) favorite kids’ books. Continue reading

Kids’ Books

16 May

Szaba Book PileIn honor of Children’s Book Week, here are 87 great kids’ books. (That should help keep your minions busy this summer.)

Bookmark it, load up your library queue, or head to your local bookstore to pick up a few for someone special.

Most of these are for younger kids, but if you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll find 15 or so for older kids, too (or simply for kids at heart).

Obviously, this isn’t an end-all-be-all list. There are simply too many great ones to ever catalog them all.

How many have you read? Bring back any memories? What would you add? I’d love to hear your responses in the comments!

Recommended Kids’ Books

Wombat Stew
Naughty Bus
In a Blue Room
The Story of Ferdinand
A Long Way Away
Superhero Employment Agency
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The 4 Pillars of Play

29 Apr

CreativeBrainWhen I worked at Cranium, I learned a lot about Dr. Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory.

It stressed that there are multiple ways to be “smart,” beyond standardized tests for verbal-linguistic and logical-mathematic skills. Gardner demonstrated that humans actually have eight intelligences:

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Las Vegas!

31 Jan

In honor of my impromptu happy-birthday trip for my friend Dede, here are a few of my personal Las Vegas favorites. Viva!

Vegas Skyline Night

Vegas Tips & Recommendations

Hotels

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