Monthly Archives: July 2015

3007, 2015

Screen Time For Kids: Surprising Guidelines

Originally posted on Moms Magazine

“We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” ~ Steve Jobs
In our modern world, it isn’t uncommon to see moms pushing shopping carts around the grocery store while their 2-year old is glued to a phone or iPad. Screens are a part of our life, but how much time […]

2207, 2015

10 Examples of How Reading and Writing Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Learn as much by writing as by reading – Lord Acton

I’m often asked by parents how they can help their children be better at reading and writing. Well, the answer is simpler than you think: write. Read. That’s the answer, it’s not elaborate or magical. The way your child gets better at writing is to […]

1707, 2015

How Cooking With Kids Increases Literacy

“…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
~ Julia Child

Cooking with kids is one of my favorite ways to increase literacy.
When I taught in the classroom, I always incorporated cooking with kids into our lessons. (As a mom, I do the same.) We made homemade butter. We read Johnny Appleseed and […]

1007, 2015

10 Popular Apps For Kids That Encourage Reading

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. ~ Bill Gates

We are currently in an era where technology is a tool. It can’t be denied. Therefore, I searched to find popular apps for kids that encourage reading. I still advocate that parents […]

207, 2015

5 Reasons To Go To The Library This Summer

Originally posted on Moms Magazine

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

The library is a marvelous place. It is filled with adventure inside of every book. My kids loved going to the library when they were little. Now, they are grown up, and we still go to the […]

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