Looking for a way to make your child's Valentine's Day really special this year? Have them make their own pop-up valelentine's cards and enjoy some Valentine-themed books.
- Kiwi Crate Valentine kit ($15.00 , www.kiwicrate.com) contains everything you need to make your own pop-up Valentine's Day cards. Each kit makes 24 Valentine's cards, complete with 36 colorful punchouts (with everything from lady bugs to robots!), googly eyes, sticky jewels, markers and glue stick. The instructions are simple to follow and kids can enjoy a creative experience, while personalizing cards to tell their friends how much they care.
- Who Needs Love? by Elise Primavera ($17.00, www.robincoreybooks.com) is a twist on a classic love story when two young friends learn that love is truly the only thing that lasts forever.
- Tweet Hearts, by Susan Reagan ($6.00, www.robincoreybooks.com) counts down the best things about love, ending with a fun pop up "I love you!" A sweet way to teach young children basic counting skills with fun, rhyming text.
- Duck & Goose: Goose Needs a HUG, by Tad Hills ($7.00, www.randomhouse.com/kids) follows Goose and his friends as they learn that nothing can cheer you up quite like a hug from a good friend. An easy read for young children.
- 10 Valentine Friends, by Janet Schulman ($7.00 , www.randomhouse.com/kids) is a fun way to teach basic counting as a readers watch friends make special Valentine's Day cards for each other.
- I Haiku You, by Betsy Snyder ($10.00 , www.randomhouse.com/kids) uses Japanses poetry to proclaim love for everything from teddy bears to popsicles! A fun way to introduce simple poems of affection and appreciation to kids of all ages.