Happy May, Zoobean Families! This week, we bring you five selections, including tips from the Queen of Children's music and a hashtag that we ❤ here at Zoobean.. If you like what you read, remember to share it with your friends!
Top Picks from Parenting & Education News
- #WeNeedDiverseBooks is the hashtag taking social media by storm. Read about the origins here, and join today's party at 2pm ET to learn more.
- The one word that will get your preschooler to help you clean. It worked for our family!
- 3 pearls of wisdom from the queen of children's music, aka Laurie Berkner
- Girls perform better than boys in every single subject (yes, that includes Math and Science) in school...around the world...for over the past 100 years. Geek out on details.
- How to keep kids reading and loving it during the summer.
Featured App: Jack and the Beanstalk
Our curator Alexandra says, "This is a powerhouse of a story app, with varying dialogue, outstanding animation, and game-like interactions that makes the storyline dependent on the app user. Children will feel empowered and engaged, whether helping Jack prepare his cow for the market, climb up the beanstalk, sort books in the castle library, replace the pieces of a broken mirrror, or escape from the terrifying giant. This adaptation of an old fairytale is full of suspense, puzzles, and heart-warming characters. It uses technology to deliver wonder and magic in a whole new way!"
Featured Book: Last Night by Hyewon Yum
Rebekah says, "I love that when the little girl in this wordless story is miserable in the beginning, she cuddles with her teddy bear and has wild and crazy dreams. In the morning, after a good night's rest, she's able to start a new day with a new attitude.
Is the only lesson we learn that adventures with your teddy bear always cheer you up? One of the fun things about wordless picture books is that the story and lesson can change with every reading. You can begin by simply exploring the pictures, you or your child can start narrating."