A “Dino-Mite” First Friday Giveaway!

This month’s First Friday Giveaway is definitely something to ROAR about! It started with a pack of 18 colorful Expo dry erase markers. Then I went looking for a couple of fun books for back to school. Two dinosaur books would do nicely. Then I found an adorable plush T-Rex—and well, you know what happened…

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In the MOOOOOOD for a Giveaway?

  The “First Friday” in June + National Dairy Month = a MOO-nificent giveaway at The Mailbox Blog! What more can I say? To enter simply leave your answer to the question below before midnight June 16, 2019. You’ll be entered to win an adorable plush cow pal, a story collection DVD featuring FOUR stories by…

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Ants!

While browsing The Mailbox® website, I came across this adorable lift-the-flap ant booklet titled, “Where Are the Ants?” And I thought to myself, “They’re in my kitchen, that’s where they are.” Now that the weather is warm, all of the wiggly critters are out and about. And, of course, that means a few of them…

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Happy Birthday, Kevin Henkes!

Tomorrow, November 27, is Kevin Henkes’ birthday! He’s the author of over 50 books, most of which he has illustrated as well. He’s well known for creating relatable characters that deal with familiar problems in whimsical and engaging ways. I did a bit of digging looking for interesting Kevin Henkes facts, and here’s what I…

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Terrific Tongue Twisters!

Looking to add giggles to your literacy time? Try spotlighting phonological awareness and alliteration with tongue twisters! Tongue twisters are fascinating. Check out these totally terrific twister tidbits: Almost every language has tongue twisters. People read tongue twisters slowly whether they are reading aloud or silently. Thus, tongue twisters aren’t so much about twisting the…

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