Birthday cards for Logan

What a beautiful act of compassion from one little one to another. I think this goes to show that we are all well equipped to bring joy to the people around us 🥰 Repost from @stephaniesikma The ever thoughtful Vera alerted me to a birthday card campaign from @aizastbf for a ten-year old celebrating his double-digits birthday while going through chemotherapy. My immediate […]

Book Spotlight: Once Upon An Eid

Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices 🌙 This next book in our series was one that I found at an independent community bookstore. A big shout out to DrummerBooks (on twitter), for 50 years of service to the community and unparalleled support to authors. ✏️ About the authorsA heartwarming short story collection by […]

The joy of reading

For many of us, our access to books today is unprecedented. Not everyone has this luxury. Acknowledging that reading is a great privilege for adults and children alike can help us understand the weight of this gift and what life might be like without it. We are blessed to be able to expand our minds, learn and grow by reading a […]

Happy May!

Today I witnessed the magic of communities coming together to bring some joy to children in need 💛 Kind people from across the GTA contributed their time, energy and resources to organize book drives, pack items and drop them off at our door. I am so excited to continue working on this little library project and can’t wait to share […]

Challenges for children in India

While children are at a lower risk of contracting COVID, they are not immune to the consequences as their families, teachers, and community leaders are infected and unable to support them. “The pandemic has reversed much of the progress India has made in reducing poverty and, as is too often the case, it is the poorest and most marginalised children […]

Author Spotlight: Jiji Talmas

This year, I partnered with a number of indie authors to share their stories, promote early literacy and expand our home library program to serve under resourced children across the GTA. Today I will be sharing a book titled Cheers to our Volunteer! About the book:“In many classrooms and programs, we have volunteers that come in to work with children, […]

Supporting your child’s mental health through remote learning

6 tips from @childrensmentalhealthon “In this difficult phase of the pandemic, prioritizing the mental health of all kids and their families is really important. Children’s Mental Health has compiled tips from their child and youth mental health professionals to address some of the issues and concerns they are hearing from parents.” 1. Manage expectationsSome children are really struggling with remote learning, […]

About early literacy

I asked one of our indie authors, Jennifer Misener to share why early literacy is so important for children. Here’s what she had to say:  One of the best things you can do for your child is spend time reading with them. Reading has been connected to school success, and it opens up a world of possibilities for learning. There […]