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1007, 2017

What You Ought To Know About The Good & Bad of Screen Time

“Everywhere I go, parents, teachers, even young people themselves complain of a growing concern about our screen-focused lives. We’re spending more time staring at screens and less time in the wonders of nature, in conversation with friends, in valuable silent contemplation and engaged with others in community or civic activity. It’s not good on many […]

801, 2017

5 Ways to Engage Kids in Writing New Year’s Resolutions

Setting and writing New Year’s Resolutions ring in with the new year. It is the time of year when most people reflect on their lives and take inventory of what went well and where to adjust the sails.

If you are like most people, you have many good things that happened in the past year, some […]

2008, 2016

How To Make A Chair Pocket for Under $2.00

Get organized with a chair pocket for under $2.00
A chair pocket is a wonderful way to organize writing tools such as notebooks and papers or store your books.
Recently, I was searching for a pattern to create a chair pocket. I love the ability to store your book in the pocket in the chair that […]

1508, 2016

12 Ways to Encourage Kids to Write

Do you ever wonder why kids don’t like to write? Their minds are filled with imagination, and they love to tell stories.

So why don’t kids write more?
Well, I think that somewhere along the way, their enthusiasm may have been crushed by too many rules or over correction. When I was a kid, I loved […]

508, 2016

Selfies In The Wild: A delightful & fun children’s book

Selfies In The Wild
Selfies In The Wild is a fun book that will get your children smiling and wanting to read more. In addition, what I love about this book and all the books in The Adventures of Lovable Lobo series is the colorful graphics, humor, and animal antics. What’s not for kids to love? […]

3007, 2016

Get Epic! An Amazing Reading App for Kids

We are changing the world with technology.  ~ Bill Gates

Epic is a reading app for kids age 12 and under. It is a huge “unlimited” library of books kids read at their “just right level” or click the “read to me” option, and the book reads aloud to them.  Oh yeah, did I mention that […]

1207, 2016

5 Fantastic & Free Educational Websites For Kids

Summer is here and kids are out of school. Research by John Hopkins University shows that children lose 2-3 months progress during the summer. These free educational websites for kids are sure to keep their brains from turning to mush.
Even though I strongly advocate summer reading programs, these free educational websites for kids are […]

1402, 2016

Read Across America: A Fun Day To Celebrate

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
~ Dr. Seuss

“NEA’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, […]

2401, 2016

5 Ways Fairy Tales Help Your Child Excel In Reading

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ~ Albert Einstein

January 26th is National Fairy Tale Day. (Yep. There truly is such a day! I’m glad, because I think fairy tales are invaluable to your child’s learning and […]

1401, 2016

National Reading Day- Get Kids Excited to Read With This Celebration

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” — Margaret Fuller

“National Reading Day is an annual event which celebrates and encourages reading by younger children. National Reading Day is celebrated in thousands of schools all around the United States. This literacy event is designed to help Pre-K through Third Grade students develop the literacy foundation they need […]

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