Archive for Author: thedocs

Books for Mystery Lovers

February is a short month full of what feels like long cold days. Nothing is better on one of those endless winter days than a cozy mystery. Kids like mysteries and puzzles as much as adults. Here are some...

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Kid Approved Newbery Winners

Reading recommendations from Dr. Alice Mar January is an exciting month in the world of children’s literature. Mid-January the top awards in children’s literature are announced. These awards include the Caldecott award (for the most distinguished picture book) and...

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Books About Snow

Reading recommendations from Dr. Alice Mar If your kids are like most kids, they love snow. Since we haven’t seen much of the white stuff yet this winter in Virginia, here are some great snow and winter themed books...

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Books for Babies

Reading recommendations from Dr. Alice Mar Reading to kids is one of the best things you can do as a parent. Reading helps with language development, boosts vocabulary, and builds early literacy skills. Plus, it’s fun! It’s never...

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Nutrition in November

With cold weather comes comfort food. As the temperature drops, healthy eating can be an increasing challenge. We’ve put together some tips for how to help keep your children’s nutrition on track this winter: Avoid the Obstacles Food...

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Cold & Flu Guide

It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school one minute and the next, home sick with the sniffles or worse, the flu. Seasonal influenza is a virus that infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat...

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