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Tex Reads

Welcome, Book Lovers of All Ages!

It’s no secret, I LOVE to read. And now that my son is reading with me, we spend hours a day with our noses in a shared book! Our MISSION is to share amazing books that will inspire a life-long love of reading. We share quality books that will become a treasured additions to your child’s library and heirlooms for future generations. While we’re at it, we’ll sneak in a few great reads that subtly help our children grow, learn, and embrace challenges they’ll face in life. What’s more to love? Send me a message with your child’s age and interests. I’ll prepare a list of book recommendations curated specifically for your family!

SHOP FOR BOOKS!
Tex Reads Usborne books

Welcome, Book Lovers of All Ages!

It’s no secret, I LOVE to read. And now that my son is reading with me, we spend hours a day with our noses in a shared book! Our MISSION is to share amazing books that will inspire a life-long love of reading. We share quality books that will become a treasured additions to your child’s library and heirlooms for future generations. While we’re at it, we’ll sneak in a few great reads that subtly help our children grow, learn, and embrace challenges they’ll face in life. What’s more to love? Send me a message with your child’s age and interests. I’ll prepare a list of book recommendations curated specifically for your family!

SHOP FOR BOOKS!
Mindful Kids Series UBAM

IN THE KNOW

LIVE. LOVE. BOOKS. #IYKYK

August is dedicated to all things BACK TO SCHOOL. The good, the bad, and all of the nerves that come with it! If you’re new to UBAM โ€“ August is the perfect time to try out the interactive series, Mindful Kids, that helps kids journal about Positivity, Confidence, Stress, Happiness, Coping, and Resilience.

TEX

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OUR RESIDENT BOOK CARNIVORE HAS DEVOURED THESE TASTY READS AND RATED TWO THUMBS UP! CLICK HERE TO SEE TEX’S PROGRESS!

WHAT’S YOUR KID’S FAVORITE BOOK RIGHT NOW?

Shoot us a quick email to let us know what you’re reading and receive one raffle entry for a free book at the end of each month! We’ll be giving away a copy of Nibbles the Book Monster this month! (Limit one raffle entry per day.)

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US

TEX

is reading

OUR RESIDENT BOOK CARNIVORE HAS DEVOURED THESE TASTY READS AND RATED TWO THUMBS UP! CLICK HERE TO SEE TEX’S PROGRESS!

WHAT’S YOUR KID’S FAVORITE BOOK RIGHT NOW?

Click below and shoot us a quick email to share what you’re reading and receive one raffle entry for a free book at the end of each month! We’ll be giving away a copy of Nibbles the Book Monster at the end of the month! (Limit one raffle entry per day.)

ENTER THE RAFFLE

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CLICK ON THE ICONS BELOW TO LOOK AT CURATED LISTS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY BASED ON AGE LEVEL!

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2 days ago
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1/25
A day near and dear to my heart. ๐Ÿ’š Teaching coping skills and emotional intelligence starts early. These activity books make introducing and tackling tough topics engaging and an interactive. Highly, highly recommend.

#texreads #worldmentalhealthday #ubam #bookstagram #kidbookstagram #emotionalintelligence #copingskills #raisingreaders

A day near and dear to my heart. ๐Ÿ’š Teaching coping skills and emotional intelligence starts early. These activity books make introducing and tackling tough topics engaging and an interactive. Highly, highly recommend.

#texreads #worldmentalhealthday #ubam #bookstagram #kidbookstagram #emotionalintelligence #copingskills #raisingreaders

7 days ago
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2/25
๐Ÿคฃโœจ๐Ÿ“š

#texreads #ubam #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #bookhumor

๐Ÿคฃโœจ๐Ÿ“š

#texreads #ubam #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #bookhumor

2 weeks ago
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3/25
Ruuuuuuun, donโ€™t walk. An advent calendar full of #BOOKS! ๐Ÿ˜ And they are on sale during the preview period. These will sell out! Link in bio ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ—“ 

#texreads #christmasshopping #booksforchristmas #bookadventcalendar #adventcalendarideas #grandparentgiftideas #teachergiftideas #prekgiftideas #bookstagram #kidbookstagram #christmasclassics #raisingreaders

Ruuuuuuun, donโ€™t walk. An advent calendar full of #BOOKS! ๐Ÿ˜ And they are on sale during the preview period. These will sell out! Link in bio ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ—“

#texreads #christmasshopping #booksforchristmas #bookadventcalendar #adventcalendarideas #grandparentgiftideas #teachergiftideas #prekgiftideas #bookstagram #kidbookstagram #christmasclassics #raisingreaders

2 weeks ago
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4/25
This ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ. Itโ€™s so much more than the book itself. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

#texreads #raisingreaders #booklovers #iykyk #bookstagram #kidbookstagram

This ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ. Itโ€™s so much more than the book itself. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

#texreads #raisingreaders #booklovers #iykyk #bookstagram #kidbookstagram

2 weeks ago
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5/25
Traveling soon? โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿš™  These handy activity books fit easily inside a purse and include games, drawing, mazes, 2-player games, and more! (Ages 6+) AND we have them in-stock for $5/each. (Or happy to ship)

#texreads #books #travelactivitiesforkids #sansscreens #bookstagram #ubam  #kidbookstagram #arewethereyet #braingames โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿš™

Traveling soon? โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿš™ These handy activity books fit easily inside a purse and include games, drawing, mazes, 2-player games, and more! (Ages 6+) AND we have them in-stock for $5/each. (Or happy to ship)

#texreads #books #travelactivitiesforkids #sansscreens #bookstagram #ubam #kidbookstagram #arewethereyet #braingames โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿš™

2 weeks ago
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6/25
For posterity, Texโ€™s very first library book (that he picked by himself at school) came home today. Good choice, young #Padawan. 

#texreads #texreadscoolstuff #starwars #startthemyoung #raisereaders #theforceisstrongwiththisone

For posterity, Texโ€™s very first library book (that he picked by himself at school) came home today. Good choice, young #Padawan.

#texreads #texreadscoolstuff #starwars #startthemyoung #raisereaders #theforceisstrongwiththisone

2 weeks ago
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7/25
We dropped off FREE BOOKS ๐Ÿ˜ to this sweet teacher and her class. Love, love, love little readers!

#ubam #earlychildhoodliteracy #preschoolbooks #lovereading #startthemyoung #kidlit #kidbookstagram #bookstagram #readallday #raisingreaders

We dropped off FREE BOOKS ๐Ÿ˜ to this sweet teacher and her class. Love, love, love little readers!

#ubam #earlychildhoodliteracy #preschoolbooks #lovereading #startthemyoung #kidlit #kidbookstagram #bookstagram #readallday #raisingreaders

2 weeks ago
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8/25
#ubam Phonics Readers for the win! Books in this collection marked with QR can be scanned and any device will read the book TO your child (with page turn indications). These are amazing for emerging readers, more established readers who want to enjoy the illustrations, and PARENTS who need just a little more time to finish a task. In this pic, heโ€™s waiting (mostly)patiently in my office floor while I finished work. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜ Link in bio!

#ubam #ubamphonicsreaders #fortheloveofreading #bookstagram #kidlit #kidbookstagram #just5moreminutes ๐Ÿ’œ

#ubam Phonics Readers for the win! Books in this collection marked with QR can be scanned and any device will read the book TO your child (with page turn indications). These are amazing for emerging readers, more established readers who want to enjoy the illustrations, and PARENTS who need just a little more time to finish a task. In this pic, heโ€™s waiting (mostly)patiently in my office floor while I finished work. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜ Link in bio!

#ubam #ubamphonicsreaders #fortheloveofreading #bookstagram #kidlit #kidbookstagram #just5moreminutes ๐Ÿ’œ

3 weeks ago
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9/25
๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŽ

#earlychildhoodliteracy #readtokids #booksforchildren #ubam #texreads #lovebooks๐Ÿ“š

๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŽ

#earlychildhoodliteracy #readtokids #booksforchildren #ubam #texreads #lovebooks๐Ÿ“š

3 weeks ago
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10/25
We LOVE the School of Monsters series. They are perfect for kiddos transitioning away from picture books with just a few (large) words per page. There are prompts to encourage kids to start with one word a page while the parent reads the rest. There are also tips about how to encourage reading for parents AND step-by-step instructions for kids to draw their own monster. Tex LOVES these! 

I have a set in stock (no shipping, immediate gratification ๐Ÿ˜) for our local friends. (Happy to mail for our not-so-local friends) ๐Ÿ’œ

#texreads #ubam #schoolofmonsters #kidbookstagram #earlyreading #halloween

We LOVE the School of Monsters series. They are perfect for kiddos transitioning away from picture books with just a few (large) words per page. There are prompts to encourage kids to start with one word a page while the parent reads the rest. There are also tips about how to encourage reading for parents AND step-by-step instructions for kids to draw their own monster. Tex LOVES these!

I have a set in stock (no shipping, immediate gratification ๐Ÿ˜) for our local friends. (Happy to mail for our not-so-local friends) ๐Ÿ’œ

#texreads #ubam #schoolofmonsters #kidbookstagram #earlyreading #halloween

3 weeks ago
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11/25
Our first #bookfair. ๐Ÿ˜ Which, for us, can quickly turn into a supermarket sweep. 

#kindergarten #bookstagram #kidbooks #kidbookstagram

Our first #bookfair. ๐Ÿ˜ Which, for us, can quickly turn into a supermarket sweep.

#kindergarten #bookstagram #kidbooks #kidbookstagram

1 month ago
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12/25
๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’œ What are you reading this week? Tex is plowing through a collection of Star Wars Little Golden Books and Iโ€™m trying to finish Who Is Maud Dixon before book clubโ€ฆtonight ๐Ÿคฃโณ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’œ What are you reading this week? Tex is plowing through a collection of Star Wars Little Golden Books and Iโ€™m trying to finish Who Is Maud Dixon before book clubโ€ฆtonight ๐Ÿคฃโณ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

1 month ago
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13/25
The first week of Kindergarten was a bit tricky...listening to Tex navigate new social interactions and personalities and inclusion and empathy...this parenting thing went from 0-60 very quickly! So we huddled and regrouped using our favorite resource, books!

Today we read Can I Join Your Club. After multiple rejections to join other groups and changing himself to fit in with others, Duck blazes his own path. The group he creates has no restrictions and all friends are welcome. Soon, all groups are intermingled and having a great time. ๐Ÿ’œ

#bookstagram #booklady #texreads #ubam #canijoinyourclub #inclusion #kindergarten #emotionalintelligence #kidslit #picturebooksofinstagram #kidstagram

The first week of Kindergarten was a bit tricky…listening to Tex navigate new social interactions and personalities and inclusion and empathy…this parenting thing went from 0-60 very quickly! So we huddled and regrouped using our favorite resource, books!

Today we read Can I Join Your Club. After multiple rejections to join other groups and changing himself to fit in with others, Duck blazes his own path. The group he creates has no restrictions and all friends are welcome. Soon, all groups are intermingled and having a great time. ๐Ÿ’œ

#bookstagram #booklady #texreads #ubam #canijoinyourclub #inclusion #kindergarten #emotionalintelligence #kidslit #picturebooksofinstagram #kidstagram

2 months ago
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14/25
Sharing one of our favorites- Mardi Gras in New Orleans by Madison Webb. Fun fact- Tex is 1/2 New Orleanian ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› and we spend quite a bit of time there with family. We found this treasure on our last trip. 

๐Ÿ’œ Lyrical cadence = wonderful read-out-loud

๐Ÿ’š Absolutely stunning artwork truly captures NOLA culture for natives and newbies 

๐Ÿ’› Who doesnโ€™t like an excuse to say... Laissez le bon temps rouler (see what we did there? ๐Ÿคช Yeah, there are no plans to quit the day job) 

#kidlit #bookstageam #texreads #ubam #nola #laissezlesbontempsrouler #mardigrasinneworleans #allygatorbookbites 

@mardigrasinneworleans  @mmooreart โšœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘

Sharing one of our favorites- Mardi Gras in New Orleans by Madison Webb. Fun fact- Tex is 1/2 New Orleanian ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› and we spend quite a bit of time there with family. We found this treasure on our last trip.

๐Ÿ’œ Lyrical cadence = wonderful read-out-loud

๐Ÿ’š Absolutely stunning artwork truly captures NOLA culture for natives and newbies

๐Ÿ’› Who doesnโ€™t like an excuse to say… Laissez le bon temps rouler (see what we did there? ๐Ÿคช Yeah, there are no plans to quit the day job)

#kidlit #bookstageam #texreads #ubam #nola #laissezlesbontempsrouler #mardigrasinneworleans #allygatorbookbites

@mardigrasinneworleans @mmooreart โšœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘

2 months ago
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15/25
โ€œWhich baseball player is full of liquid?
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The Pitcher!โ€ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ

We are decompressing from the FIRST DAY of school with jokes around the table. ๐Ÿ˜ Tex loves delivering the punchline and is building confidence reading out loud (and often, dramatic interpretations) ๐Ÿคฃ
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Click Linktree in the bio for details! 

#texreads #kanemiller #ubam #kidjokes (and corny adult jokes, who doesnโ€™t love those) ๐Ÿค“ #raisingreaders #bookstagram #bookstagramforkids

โ€œWhich baseball player is full of liquid?


The Pitcher!โ€ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ

We are decompressing from the FIRST DAY of school with jokes around the table. ๐Ÿ˜ Tex loves delivering the punchline and is building confidence reading out loud (and often, dramatic interpretations) ๐Ÿคฃ

Click Linktree in the bio for details!

#texreads #kanemiller #ubam #kidjokes (and corny adult jokes, who doesnโ€™t love those) ๐Ÿค“ #raisingreaders #bookstagram #bookstagramforkids

2 months ago
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16/25
One of our favorites from Meet-the-Teacher! ๐Ÿ“š โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ› Kindergarten, here Tex comes!

#bookworm #bookhumor #booklady #kindergarten #backtoschool #texreads #ubam

One of our favorites from Meet-the-Teacher! ๐Ÿ“š โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ› Kindergarten, here Tex comes!

#bookworm #bookhumor #booklady #kindergarten #backtoschool #texreads #ubam

2 months ago
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17/25
Birthday presents for one of our sweet friends! (And aspiring Chef + Artist) 

#ubam #arttreasury #booklady #texreads #learntocook #arthistoryforkids #raisingreaders #kidchef #kidartist

Birthday presents for one of our sweet friends! (And aspiring Chef + Artist)

#ubam #arttreasury #booklady #texreads #learntocook #arthistoryforkids #raisingreaders #kidchef #kidartist

2 months ago
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18/25
Where (+ what) is Tex reading today? These are always the worst photos. I walk in, find him sitting in/on/or under something with a book. I snap a pic, hit the floor, and army crawl back out. (Otherwise, Iโ€™ll be on snack duty) ๐Ÿคฃ 

Todayโ€™s book was a #UBAM shine a light book ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ”ฆ ๐Ÿ“š #raisingareader #usbornebooksandmore

Where (+ what) is Tex reading today? These are always the worst photos. I walk in, find him sitting in/on/or under something with a book. I snap a pic, hit the floor, and army crawl back out. (Otherwise, Iโ€™ll be on snack duty) ๐Ÿคฃ

Todayโ€™s book was a #UBAM shine a light book ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ”ฆ ๐Ÿ“š #raisingareader #usbornebooksandmore

2 months ago
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19/25
#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!
#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!
#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!
#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!

#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!

2 months ago
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20/25
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ

#backtoschool prep … kindergarten edition

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ

2 months ago
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21/25
The ๐Ÿ  was quiet. (Which is, historically, a cause for alarm.) Happy to find the chaos was contained by a good book. (Graphic novel, in this case.) I really wasnโ€™t sure if Tex could follow along with these, yet, but he popped into my office to tell me the identity of Robin Hoodโ€™s mysterious savior...which I verified...so thatโ€™s spectacular. #texreads 

Want to check out the line of graphic novels? Link in bio. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

#ubamgraphiclegends #graphicnovel #bookstagram #kidsbooks #lovereading #booklady

The ๐Ÿ  was quiet. (Which is, historically, a cause for alarm.) Happy to find the chaos was contained by a good book. (Graphic novel, in this case.) I really wasnโ€™t sure if Tex could follow along with these, yet, but he popped into my office to tell me the identity of Robin Hoodโ€™s mysterious savior…which I verified…so thatโ€™s spectacular. #texreads

Want to check out the line of graphic novels? Link in bio. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

#ubamgraphiclegends #graphicnovel #bookstagram #kidsbooks #lovereading #booklady

2 months ago
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22/25
Tex (just turned 6) started #ubamโ€™s #ArtTreasury today and we spent time together learning about #vangogh! He followed the instructions and frequently asked if he was โ€œdoing it rightโ€. (We maneuver around perfectionist tendencies with our Little Dude, so art is a fun way to explore that there are no rules. Weโ€™re learning about a style, but the end project is yours to make your own.) It was humbling to watch the confidence of his first โ€œswirlieโ€ brush stroke to the last. Layers and layers (not just paint) of opportunities to spend time together, learn about art and culture, and build confidence. Finished artwork soon, after a few more rounds. ๐Ÿ˜

#ubam #artTreasury #childart #childpainting #vangogh #arthistory #bookstagram

Tex (just turned 6) started #ubamโ€™s #ArtTreasury today and we spent time together learning about #vangogh! He followed the instructions and frequently asked if he was โ€œdoing it rightโ€. (We maneuver around perfectionist tendencies with our Little Dude, so art is a fun way to explore that there are no rules. Weโ€™re learning about a style, but the end project is yours to make your own.) It was humbling to watch the confidence of his first โ€œswirlieโ€ brush stroke to the last. Layers and layers (not just paint) of opportunities to spend time together, learn about art and culture, and build confidence. Finished artwork soon, after a few more rounds. ๐Ÿ˜

#ubam #artTreasury #childart #childpainting #vangogh #arthistory #bookstagram

2 months ago
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23/25
Tex had a rough day, so we pulled out one of our favorites to discuss stress and anxiety. Thereโ€™s nothing like having parenting tools at our fingertips while also doing something we love, #reading!

#bookstagram #kidsbooks #emotionalintelligence #lovereading #texreads #rightnowiamfine

Tex had a rough day, so we pulled out one of our favorites to discuss stress and anxiety. Thereโ€™s nothing like having parenting tools at our fingertips while also doing something we love, #reading!

#bookstagram #kidsbooks #emotionalintelligence #lovereading #texreads #rightnowiamfine

2 months ago
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24/25
Did you know that I can recommend age-appropriate books that support confidence-building, anxiety, and emotional development? We use them daily in our home and, like all #UBAM books, they are high quality and beautifully illustrated. (Perfect for back-to-school jitters!)

Featured book: Doing Your Best, Big Words for Little People Series. Ages 4+ Other books in this series: Kindness, Bravery, Friendship, Calmness, Happiness & Friendship

Link in bio! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“šโค๏ธ

#emotionaldevelopment #ubam #booklady #bigwordsforlittlepeople #confidence #bookstagramforkids #bookstagram #lovereading

Did you know that I can recommend age-appropriate books that support confidence-building, anxiety, and emotional development? We use them daily in our home and, like all #UBAM books, they are high quality and beautifully illustrated. (Perfect for back-to-school jitters!)

Featured book: Doing Your Best, Big Words for Little People Series. Ages 4+ Other books in this series: Kindness, Bravery, Friendship, Calmness, Happiness & Friendship

Link in bio! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“šโค๏ธ

#emotionaldevelopment #ubam #booklady #bigwordsforlittlepeople #confidence #bookstagramforkids #bookstagram #lovereading

3 months ago
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25/25

Follow Our Bookstagram!

INSTAGRAM @Texreads

If we aren’t READING about books, we’re reading about OTHER people reading books. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Follow along with us as we share some of our favorite books, inspiration, and typical bibliophile (for beginners!) humor.

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Follow Our Bookstagram!

INSTAGRAM @Texreads

If we aren’t READING about books, we’re reading about OTHER people reading books. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Follow along with us as we share some of our favorite books, inspiration, and typical bibliophile (for beginners!) humor.

@TexReads Bookstagram

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#raisereaders #texreads #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram

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#raisereaders #texreads #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram

2 days ago
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1/25
A day near and dear to my heart. ๐Ÿ’š Teaching coping skills and emotional intelligence starts early. These activity books make introducing and tackling tough topics engaging and an interactive. Highly, highly recommend.

#texreads #worldmentalhealthday #ubam #bookstagram #kidbookstagram #emotionalintelligence #copingskills #raisingreaders

A day near and dear to my heart. ๐Ÿ’š Teaching coping skills and emotional intelligence starts early. These activity books make introducing and tackling tough topics engaging and an interactive. Highly, highly recommend.

#texreads #worldmentalhealthday #ubam #bookstagram #kidbookstagram #emotionalintelligence #copingskills #raisingreaders

7 days ago
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2/25
๐Ÿคฃโœจ๐Ÿ“š

#texreads #ubam #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #bookhumor

๐Ÿคฃโœจ๐Ÿ“š

#texreads #ubam #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #bookhumor

2 weeks ago
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3/25
Ruuuuuuun, donโ€™t walk. An advent calendar full of #BOOKS! ๐Ÿ˜ And they are on sale during the preview period. These will sell out! Link in bio ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ—“ 

#texreads #christmasshopping #booksforchristmas #bookadventcalendar #adventcalendarideas #grandparentgiftideas #teachergiftideas #prekgiftideas #bookstagram #kidbookstagram #christmasclassics #raisingreaders

Ruuuuuuun, donโ€™t walk. An advent calendar full of #BOOKS! ๐Ÿ˜ And they are on sale during the preview period. These will sell out! Link in bio ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ—“

#texreads #christmasshopping #booksforchristmas #bookadventcalendar #adventcalendarideas #grandparentgiftideas #teachergiftideas #prekgiftideas #bookstagram #kidbookstagram #christmasclassics #raisingreaders

2 weeks ago
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4/25
This ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ. Itโ€™s so much more than the book itself. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

#texreads #raisingreaders #booklovers #iykyk #bookstagram #kidbookstagram

This ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ. Itโ€™s so much more than the book itself. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

#texreads #raisingreaders #booklovers #iykyk #bookstagram #kidbookstagram

2 weeks ago
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5/25
Traveling soon? โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿš™  These handy activity books fit easily inside a purse and include games, drawing, mazes, 2-player games, and more! (Ages 6+) AND we have them in-stock for $5/each. (Or happy to ship)

#texreads #books #travelactivitiesforkids #sansscreens #bookstagram #ubam  #kidbookstagram #arewethereyet #braingames โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿš™

Traveling soon? โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿš™ These handy activity books fit easily inside a purse and include games, drawing, mazes, 2-player games, and more! (Ages 6+) AND we have them in-stock for $5/each. (Or happy to ship)

#texreads #books #travelactivitiesforkids #sansscreens #bookstagram #ubam #kidbookstagram #arewethereyet #braingames โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿš™

2 weeks ago
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6/25
For posterity, Texโ€™s very first library book (that he picked by himself at school) came home today. Good choice, young #Padawan. 

#texreads #texreadscoolstuff #starwars #startthemyoung #raisereaders #theforceisstrongwiththisone

For posterity, Texโ€™s very first library book (that he picked by himself at school) came home today. Good choice, young #Padawan.

#texreads #texreadscoolstuff #starwars #startthemyoung #raisereaders #theforceisstrongwiththisone

2 weeks ago
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7/25
We dropped off FREE BOOKS ๐Ÿ˜ to this sweet teacher and her class. Love, love, love little readers!

#ubam #earlychildhoodliteracy #preschoolbooks #lovereading #startthemyoung #kidlit #kidbookstagram #bookstagram #readallday #raisingreaders

We dropped off FREE BOOKS ๐Ÿ˜ to this sweet teacher and her class. Love, love, love little readers!

#ubam #earlychildhoodliteracy #preschoolbooks #lovereading #startthemyoung #kidlit #kidbookstagram #bookstagram #readallday #raisingreaders

2 weeks ago
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8/25
#ubam Phonics Readers for the win! Books in this collection marked with QR can be scanned and any device will read the book TO your child (with page turn indications). These are amazing for emerging readers, more established readers who want to enjoy the illustrations, and PARENTS who need just a little more time to finish a task. In this pic, heโ€™s waiting (mostly)patiently in my office floor while I finished work. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜ Link in bio!

#ubam #ubamphonicsreaders #fortheloveofreading #bookstagram #kidlit #kidbookstagram #just5moreminutes ๐Ÿ’œ

#ubam Phonics Readers for the win! Books in this collection marked with QR can be scanned and any device will read the book TO your child (with page turn indications). These are amazing for emerging readers, more established readers who want to enjoy the illustrations, and PARENTS who need just a little more time to finish a task. In this pic, heโ€™s waiting (mostly)patiently in my office floor while I finished work. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜ Link in bio!

#ubam #ubamphonicsreaders #fortheloveofreading #bookstagram #kidlit #kidbookstagram #just5moreminutes ๐Ÿ’œ

3 weeks ago
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9/25
๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŽ

#earlychildhoodliteracy #readtokids #booksforchildren #ubam #texreads #lovebooks๐Ÿ“š

๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŽ

#earlychildhoodliteracy #readtokids #booksforchildren #ubam #texreads #lovebooks๐Ÿ“š

3 weeks ago
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10/25
We LOVE the School of Monsters series. They are perfect for kiddos transitioning away from picture books with just a few (large) words per page. There are prompts to encourage kids to start with one word a page while the parent reads the rest. There are also tips about how to encourage reading for parents AND step-by-step instructions for kids to draw their own monster. Tex LOVES these! 

I have a set in stock (no shipping, immediate gratification ๐Ÿ˜) for our local friends. (Happy to mail for our not-so-local friends) ๐Ÿ’œ

#texreads #ubam #schoolofmonsters #kidbookstagram #earlyreading #halloween

We LOVE the School of Monsters series. They are perfect for kiddos transitioning away from picture books with just a few (large) words per page. There are prompts to encourage kids to start with one word a page while the parent reads the rest. There are also tips about how to encourage reading for parents AND step-by-step instructions for kids to draw their own monster. Tex LOVES these!

I have a set in stock (no shipping, immediate gratification ๐Ÿ˜) for our local friends. (Happy to mail for our not-so-local friends) ๐Ÿ’œ

#texreads #ubam #schoolofmonsters #kidbookstagram #earlyreading #halloween

3 weeks ago
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11/25
Our first #bookfair. ๐Ÿ˜ Which, for us, can quickly turn into a supermarket sweep. 

#kindergarten #bookstagram #kidbooks #kidbookstagram

Our first #bookfair. ๐Ÿ˜ Which, for us, can quickly turn into a supermarket sweep.

#kindergarten #bookstagram #kidbooks #kidbookstagram

1 month ago
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12/25
๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’œ What are you reading this week? Tex is plowing through a collection of Star Wars Little Golden Books and Iโ€™m trying to finish Who Is Maud Dixon before book clubโ€ฆtonight ๐Ÿคฃโณ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’œ What are you reading this week? Tex is plowing through a collection of Star Wars Little Golden Books and Iโ€™m trying to finish Who Is Maud Dixon before book clubโ€ฆtonight ๐Ÿคฃโณ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

1 month ago
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13/25
The first week of Kindergarten was a bit tricky...listening to Tex navigate new social interactions and personalities and inclusion and empathy...this parenting thing went from 0-60 very quickly! So we huddled and regrouped using our favorite resource, books!

Today we read Can I Join Your Club. After multiple rejections to join other groups and changing himself to fit in with others, Duck blazes his own path. The group he creates has no restrictions and all friends are welcome. Soon, all groups are intermingled and having a great time. ๐Ÿ’œ

#bookstagram #booklady #texreads #ubam #canijoinyourclub #inclusion #kindergarten #emotionalintelligence #kidslit #picturebooksofinstagram #kidstagram

The first week of Kindergarten was a bit tricky…listening to Tex navigate new social interactions and personalities and inclusion and empathy…this parenting thing went from 0-60 very quickly! So we huddled and regrouped using our favorite resource, books!

Today we read Can I Join Your Club. After multiple rejections to join other groups and changing himself to fit in with others, Duck blazes his own path. The group he creates has no restrictions and all friends are welcome. Soon, all groups are intermingled and having a great time. ๐Ÿ’œ

#bookstagram #booklady #texreads #ubam #canijoinyourclub #inclusion #kindergarten #emotionalintelligence #kidslit #picturebooksofinstagram #kidstagram

2 months ago
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14/25
Sharing one of our favorites- Mardi Gras in New Orleans by Madison Webb. Fun fact- Tex is 1/2 New Orleanian ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› and we spend quite a bit of time there with family. We found this treasure on our last trip. 

๐Ÿ’œ Lyrical cadence = wonderful read-out-loud

๐Ÿ’š Absolutely stunning artwork truly captures NOLA culture for natives and newbies 

๐Ÿ’› Who doesnโ€™t like an excuse to say... Laissez le bon temps rouler (see what we did there? ๐Ÿคช Yeah, there are no plans to quit the day job) 

#kidlit #bookstageam #texreads #ubam #nola #laissezlesbontempsrouler #mardigrasinneworleans #allygatorbookbites 

@mardigrasinneworleans  @mmooreart โšœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘

Sharing one of our favorites- Mardi Gras in New Orleans by Madison Webb. Fun fact- Tex is 1/2 New Orleanian ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› and we spend quite a bit of time there with family. We found this treasure on our last trip.

๐Ÿ’œ Lyrical cadence = wonderful read-out-loud

๐Ÿ’š Absolutely stunning artwork truly captures NOLA culture for natives and newbies

๐Ÿ’› Who doesnโ€™t like an excuse to say… Laissez le bon temps rouler (see what we did there? ๐Ÿคช Yeah, there are no plans to quit the day job)

#kidlit #bookstageam #texreads #ubam #nola #laissezlesbontempsrouler #mardigrasinneworleans #allygatorbookbites

@mardigrasinneworleans @mmooreart โšœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘

2 months ago
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15/25
โ€œWhich baseball player is full of liquid?
...
...
The Pitcher!โ€ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ

We are decompressing from the FIRST DAY of school with jokes around the table. ๐Ÿ˜ Tex loves delivering the punchline and is building confidence reading out loud (and often, dramatic interpretations) ๐Ÿคฃ
...
...

Click Linktree in the bio for details! 

#texreads #kanemiller #ubam #kidjokes (and corny adult jokes, who doesnโ€™t love those) ๐Ÿค“ #raisingreaders #bookstagram #bookstagramforkids

โ€œWhich baseball player is full of liquid?


The Pitcher!โ€ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ

We are decompressing from the FIRST DAY of school with jokes around the table. ๐Ÿ˜ Tex loves delivering the punchline and is building confidence reading out loud (and often, dramatic interpretations) ๐Ÿคฃ

Click Linktree in the bio for details!

#texreads #kanemiller #ubam #kidjokes (and corny adult jokes, who doesnโ€™t love those) ๐Ÿค“ #raisingreaders #bookstagram #bookstagramforkids

2 months ago
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16/25
One of our favorites from Meet-the-Teacher! ๐Ÿ“š โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ› Kindergarten, here Tex comes!

#bookworm #bookhumor #booklady #kindergarten #backtoschool #texreads #ubam

One of our favorites from Meet-the-Teacher! ๐Ÿ“š โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ› Kindergarten, here Tex comes!

#bookworm #bookhumor #booklady #kindergarten #backtoschool #texreads #ubam

2 months ago
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17/25
Birthday presents for one of our sweet friends! (And aspiring Chef + Artist) 

#ubam #arttreasury #booklady #texreads #learntocook #arthistoryforkids #raisingreaders #kidchef #kidartist

Birthday presents for one of our sweet friends! (And aspiring Chef + Artist)

#ubam #arttreasury #booklady #texreads #learntocook #arthistoryforkids #raisingreaders #kidchef #kidartist

2 months ago
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18/25
Where (+ what) is Tex reading today? These are always the worst photos. I walk in, find him sitting in/on/or under something with a book. I snap a pic, hit the floor, and army crawl back out. (Otherwise, Iโ€™ll be on snack duty) ๐Ÿคฃ 

Todayโ€™s book was a #UBAM shine a light book ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ”ฆ ๐Ÿ“š #raisingareader #usbornebooksandmore

Where (+ what) is Tex reading today? These are always the worst photos. I walk in, find him sitting in/on/or under something with a book. I snap a pic, hit the floor, and army crawl back out. (Otherwise, Iโ€™ll be on snack duty) ๐Ÿคฃ

Todayโ€™s book was a #UBAM shine a light book ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ”ฆ ๐Ÿ“š #raisingareader #usbornebooksandmore

2 months ago
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19/25
#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!
#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!
#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!
#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!

#ubam #arttreasury #vangogh ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Tex rates two ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปs up! Swipe for the final masterpiece!

2 months ago
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20/25
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ
#backtoschool prep ... kindergarten edition 

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early 

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ

#backtoschool prep … kindergarten edition

โœจWake up early
โœจLong (hot) walk to check out our local #rockarttrail
โœจ Wear Tex out so heโ€™ll go to sleep early

Tonightโ€™s bedtime story was Secrets of Animal Camouflage. ๐Ÿ’œ

2 months ago
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21/25
The ๐Ÿ  was quiet. (Which is, historically, a cause for alarm.) Happy to find the chaos was contained by a good book. (Graphic novel, in this case.) I really wasnโ€™t sure if Tex could follow along with these, yet, but he popped into my office to tell me the identity of Robin Hoodโ€™s mysterious savior...which I verified...so thatโ€™s spectacular. #texreads 

Want to check out the line of graphic novels? Link in bio. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

#ubamgraphiclegends #graphicnovel #bookstagram #kidsbooks #lovereading #booklady

The ๐Ÿ  was quiet. (Which is, historically, a cause for alarm.) Happy to find the chaos was contained by a good book. (Graphic novel, in this case.) I really wasnโ€™t sure if Tex could follow along with these, yet, but he popped into my office to tell me the identity of Robin Hoodโ€™s mysterious savior…which I verified…so thatโ€™s spectacular. #texreads

Want to check out the line of graphic novels? Link in bio. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

#ubamgraphiclegends #graphicnovel #bookstagram #kidsbooks #lovereading #booklady

2 months ago
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22/25
Tex (just turned 6) started #ubamโ€™s #ArtTreasury today and we spent time together learning about #vangogh! He followed the instructions and frequently asked if he was โ€œdoing it rightโ€. (We maneuver around perfectionist tendencies with our Little Dude, so art is a fun way to explore that there are no rules. Weโ€™re learning about a style, but the end project is yours to make your own.) It was humbling to watch the confidence of his first โ€œswirlieโ€ brush stroke to the last. Layers and layers (not just paint) of opportunities to spend time together, learn about art and culture, and build confidence. Finished artwork soon, after a few more rounds. ๐Ÿ˜

#ubam #artTreasury #childart #childpainting #vangogh #arthistory #bookstagram

Tex (just turned 6) started #ubamโ€™s #ArtTreasury today and we spent time together learning about #vangogh! He followed the instructions and frequently asked if he was โ€œdoing it rightโ€. (We maneuver around perfectionist tendencies with our Little Dude, so art is a fun way to explore that there are no rules. Weโ€™re learning about a style, but the end project is yours to make your own.) It was humbling to watch the confidence of his first โ€œswirlieโ€ brush stroke to the last. Layers and layers (not just paint) of opportunities to spend time together, learn about art and culture, and build confidence. Finished artwork soon, after a few more rounds. ๐Ÿ˜

#ubam #artTreasury #childart #childpainting #vangogh #arthistory #bookstagram

2 months ago
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23/25
Tex had a rough day, so we pulled out one of our favorites to discuss stress and anxiety. Thereโ€™s nothing like having parenting tools at our fingertips while also doing something we love, #reading!

#bookstagram #kidsbooks #emotionalintelligence #lovereading #texreads #rightnowiamfine

Tex had a rough day, so we pulled out one of our favorites to discuss stress and anxiety. Thereโ€™s nothing like having parenting tools at our fingertips while also doing something we love, #reading!

#bookstagram #kidsbooks #emotionalintelligence #lovereading #texreads #rightnowiamfine

2 months ago
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24/25
Did you know that I can recommend age-appropriate books that support confidence-building, anxiety, and emotional development? We use them daily in our home and, like all #UBAM books, they are high quality and beautifully illustrated. (Perfect for back-to-school jitters!)

Featured book: Doing Your Best, Big Words for Little People Series. Ages 4+ Other books in this series: Kindness, Bravery, Friendship, Calmness, Happiness & Friendship

Link in bio! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“šโค๏ธ

#emotionaldevelopment #ubam #booklady #bigwordsforlittlepeople #confidence #bookstagramforkids #bookstagram #lovereading

Did you know that I can recommend age-appropriate books that support confidence-building, anxiety, and emotional development? We use them daily in our home and, like all #UBAM books, they are high quality and beautifully illustrated. (Perfect for back-to-school jitters!)

Featured book: Doing Your Best, Big Words for Little People Series. Ages 4+ Other books in this series: Kindness, Bravery, Friendship, Calmness, Happiness & Friendship

Link in bio! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“šโค๏ธ

#emotionaldevelopment #ubam #booklady #bigwordsforlittlepeople #confidence #bookstagramforkids #bookstagram #lovereading

3 months ago
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