You must have heard the little gift-giving rhyme by now… a way to give gifts to kids that is satisfying yet not overwhelming:Something they want,something they need,Well, when it comes to picture books, let me be your person. I am an avid picture book collector – we must have over three hundred in our house, and I’m not exaggerating in any way! Here’s a few we’ve been sent this year for review that I have absolutely LOVED and think would make amazing picture book gift ideas for kids of all ages!
It all started when I was fifteen. I got my first job at a local chocolatier. My manager said I ate more chocolate than anybody who’d ever worked for her. I’m pretty sure that title is still mine. I remember creating gift baskets and tins for customers and thinking, Wow this person is going to be so thrilled!
Is letter writing a lost art? Not by a long shot, judging by these creative letter writing ideas for kids to try. Check out all the ways kids can write and send letters to family and friends! December is letter writing month, and the perfect time to encourage your kids to pop a card of cheer into the mail! Plus, stay tuned, because at the end of this post I have a great giveaway for you! eeBoo knows how to grab visual attention and their stationery sets do just that!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".