Wishtree: Lessons in Kindness from a Talking Tree

Posted January 07, 2019  | Written by PJOW Parent

Wishtree is the story of Red, a 216-year-old Northern Red Oak living in a diverse suburban neighborhood. It is also a story of friendship, family, community, heritage, immigration, and the power of words to create and connect, to divide and destroy. Fundamentally, though, this is a story of the power of kindness, and what happens when a community comes together in response to hatred and xenophobia. Read More »

How to Get Your Tween to Read More Than Just the Cereal Box

Posted December 14, 2018  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

By Carla Naumburg, PhD

Getting our little ones in front of a book is relatively easy. They’re desperate for our attention and the stories are short and readable. But as our children move into their tween years, their love of literacy can get buried under reading logs and timers set for fifteen minutes and endless reminders that no you can’t have any screen time until you finish.

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Your PJ Our Way Books for January

Posted December 01, 2018  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Check out the four books available for selection from PJ Our Way this month. Read More »

Your PJ Our Way Books for December

Posted December 01, 2018  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Check out the four books available for selection from PJ Our Way this month. Read More »

Hanukkah with Tweens

Posted November 28, 2018  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Once kids reach upper elementary and middle school, they’ve battled the "December dilemma," played dreidel, and have had their share of hand-print menorahs. While it may seem tough to keep engaging kids of this age-group, Hanukkah is a great opportunity to hand off some of the holiday responsibilities to your tweens. Read More »
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