Monthly Archives: November 2015

1911, 2015

A Christmas Countdown That Gets Kids Reading

He who hasn’t Christmas in his heart will never find it under the tree.
~ Roy L. Smith

A Christmas countdown is part of our yearly Christmas traditions. I just love advent calendars and the excitement that mounds as our family counts the days down to Christmas. I love the visual representation of advent calendars and […]

1411, 2015

Picture Book Month: 5 Favorites & Why

Before they read words, children are reading pictures. ~ David Weisner

November is picture book month. Picture book month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books. Picture books pack amazing benefits for kids. Here are just a few of the many benefits:

Strengthen relationships

Increase vocabulary

Increase empathy

Promote reading and learning

Promotes imagination

Promotes comprehension

Sets […]

111, 2015

6 Keys To Making The Classics Come Alive

“Many of the greatest books are like a forest. The best way to get to know them is to wander right into the middle and get lost.” ~ Anthony Esolen

I was fortunate to write an article about getting kids hooked on the classics.  Nowadays, kids have so, so many options in literature that is good, […]

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