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About Pamela Hall

Pamela D. Hall- Founder/Blogger/Managing Director: Wife. Mom. Teacher. Lover of God, cappuccino, and chocolate. Leader. Ordinary with an extraordinary desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others particularly children. Click here to read more as Pamela share’s her story and passion.
2708, 2015

Comprehend With Competency: Strategies That Improve Your Child’s Comprehension

In fourth grade, I learned that reading was serious business, not just a pleasant way to pass the time, and that like medicine or engineering, it had a definite, valuable purpose: to foster comprehension.
Walter Kirn
Have you ever gotten to the bottom of a page only to think: What in the world did I just read? […]

1308, 2015

Surprising Benefits of Screen Time

Screen time is a hot topic. Just about every magazine, blog, and newspaper has an article about screen time. Usually, you read about the many negative effects of screen time which are a reality that I hold dear, but this article is about the many benefits. Screens are a part of our daily life nowadays; […]

608, 2015

3 Keys To Easing Your Child’s First Day Jitters

Originally posted on Moms Magazine

You’re off to great places. Today is your day.
Your mountain is waiting so get on your way. ~ Dr. Seuss

Back to school jitters
As aisles and shopping carts fill with back to school supplies, visions of going back to school fill children, teachers, and parents minds.
With every new, bright and shiny […]

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 […]

2506, 2015

How Getting Your Child A Pet Increases Literacy

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
― Anatole France

 
A child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development is often accelerated by daily interactions with a pet. Getting your child a pet helps their mind grow through social and emotional bonds.

All this cognitive growth increases literacy. Here’s how:

Encourages Non-Fiction Reading

Getting your […]

1506, 2015

Happy Heart- Fill ‘er Up: A Book Teaching The Way To True Happiness

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy
that makes happiness. ~ Charles Spurgeon

 
The pursuit of happiness is a vast topic. Daily, we are bombarded with articles, antidotes, and books about how to be happy. However, I love this children’s book that breaks down the pursuit of happiness into a wonderful, simple, […]