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Mrs. P
Dreamy Valley
An award-winning FREE interactive digital storybook destination, starring T.V. actress Kathy Kinney as Mrs. P
Interests: reading, books, children's literacy, writing contests for kids, literacy,
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Who’s all ears for a favorite Rabbit Tale? Hop over to get a new story playlist & bunny bookmark activity at Mrs. P's free storybook website www.MrsP.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here’s an activity for all your young writers and readers in your classroom or at home! For the Writers: Make your own Here's what you’ll need: Scissors Hole punch Crayons, colored pencils, or pens Pencil to give away Colored paper (optional) to put... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Mrs. P Puzzlers - Puzzle trivia and activities to encourage creative thinking, language development and my favorite, storytelling skills. Not to mention visual thinking. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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This quote by Hans Christian Andersen is a perfect way to inspire any young writer. “Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.” Enjoy Mrs. P's new playlist featuring free stories from this author. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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The Brothers Grimm wrote some wonderful fairy tales, including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel. For every famous story by the Grimm Brothers, however, there are ten you’ve probably never heard of. Some of the lesser-known stories are quite charming, like Brother and Sister , The Gold Children, Faithful John & The Six Swans. That’s why I just had to create a new playlist sharing these lesser-known gems. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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This will be the last story in my Where Are They Now series. It has been amazing reconnecting with past winners and finalists from my Be-a-Famous Writer contest. I hope you have enjoyed reading about them. Meet Caitlin Casady and learn what she has been up too. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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It’s not too often I meet a 3rd grader with their very own blog, and who has had a story written about her in the ISTE Learning and Leading with Technology Journal. Well, let me introduce you to Meridan Boyd, 8 years old and attends Van Meter Community School in Iowa. She's the focus of my Where are They Now? story. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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This week brings a double bonus to my Where Are they Now? series, as I checked in with sisters Willa and Grace Lane from Vermont. Willa has been a 3 time finalists in my Be-a-Famous Writer Contest, and Grace was a grand prize winner! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Where are they now? Mrs. P of MrsP.com catches up with past Be-a-Famous Writer Contest winners. This week she finds out what Adithi Ramakrishnan, has been up too. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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In my Where are They Now? series, this week I caught up with Andrea E. Langholff from Wisconsin. In 2011 she was a finalist for my Be-a-Famous Writer contest and also won an honorable mention for her story Sally's Poor Brain. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Where are They Now? Mrs. P catches up with winners from her 2011 Be-a-Famous Writer Contest and learns they not only have continued writing, but have gone onto win other contests as well. Read an except from their new work. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Where are they Now? Mrs. P catches up with past winners and finalist from her Be-a-Famous Writer contest for kids to celebrate the 5th anniversary. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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I decided to check back in with past winners and finalists of my Be-a-Famous Writer contest for kids created a “Where are they Now” series on my Reading is Cool blog. It will run for 8 weeks & feature excepts from the past winners new works & Q&A’s with the various young authors. It was so inspiring to read what these talented young writers have been up too, that I really wanted to share what they had to say to other kids and parents. T Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Celebrating 5 years of the MrsP.com annual Be-a-Famous writer contest for kids, a great line up of sponsors who all understand the power of books and how needed they are for schools across the county has been announced for 2013. Contest opens September 1, 2013 for schools grades K-4. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Listen UP & celebrate National Audiobook Month this June and discover the growing collection of Tales2Go audio books. Audiobooks also help to build vocabulary to hone comprehension and listening skills for children. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
Summer is here and it's important to keep kids engaged in reading so they don't lose all the valuable skills they learned in the school year. I have a new blog post to share my tips. http://mrspstorytime.typepad.com/blog/2013/06/mrs-ps-tips-to-keep-kids-engaged-in-summer-reading.html Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Mrs. P shares classic stories such as The Ugly Duckling, The Nightingale, and The Goose Girl as well as classic games likes Duck, Duck, Goose. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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One of Mrs. P's favorite parts of National Poetry Month is Poem in Your Pocket Day. From rhymes, haiku's, to name and acrostic poetry, Mrs. P has an example for your child or student. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Last year I changed my Magic Library to use YouTube to create my own channel to share my classic stories. Many people had sent me mail asking for this so they could share links and also watch on various devices. I learned, however, that some school districts and parent's don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Mrs. P Celebrates the Joy of Reading All March Long by Celebrating Young Authors! Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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"Bee" a Reader and "Bee" my Valentine! It's that time of year to celebrate Valentine's Day. I have put together a fun activity sheet and all you need are some scissors. There are 4 colorful Printable Valentine's for your favorite readers. Download MrsP_valentines I also have a special playlist for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Mark Twain and Kate Chopin are two of my favorite American authors. Twain had great notority in his lifetime with dozens of famous friends like Helen Keller and Booker T. Washington and at his peak was probably the most popular American celebrity of his time. Kate Chopin’s short stories were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Jan 22, 2013
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Alice in Wonderland has been a special favorite of kids all over the world for more than a hundred years and still holds a wonderful, mysterious appeal that can never quite be explained. Is it because it’s filled with games, & puzzles? Something that kids love. Or it is the lessons that these games and puzzles impart that make it such a timeless story. Join Mrs. P and let her read you the story so you can find out for yourself. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog
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Fairytales are hot, hot, hot! Snow White is currently having her moment in the Hollywood sun. With two new movies out in theaters this year, I thought it was an ideal time to share the Grimm Brothers’ original version with you. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool blog