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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, […]

1406, 2015

5 Free Story Writing Websites For Kids

Writing a book is an adventure—Winston Churchill

I’m so excited to find these free writing websites for kids and share them with you. Often, kids say that they don’t like to write. These websites are sure to help them fuel their creativity and motivate them to write.
When I talk about writing, I am talking about […]

406, 2015

Easy Grammar: Is There Such A Thing?

I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life
and as soon as I done it, I seen it.~ Carl Sandburg
Is there such a thing as easy grammar? Yes. When my children were in middle school, they began to get bogged down with the terminology in grammar such as predicate nominative. I’ve always […]

3005, 2015

5 Ways Gardening With Kids Increases Literacy

“Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.” – Unknown

You can literally cultivate a love of literacy. Gardening with kids increases their literacy skills in fun and natural ways. Just by being together and gardening, you are not only cultivating soil, but important literacy skills. There are many, many ways gardening with […]

2205, 2015

What Can WriteAtHome Do for You?

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Writing is a valuable life skill. Everything we do involves communicating through speaking, reading, or writing. Even if you don’t write essays, you must be able to communicate thoughts clearly in writing. Most people need to be able to communicate effectively through e-mail for […]

1705, 2015

How To Help Your Child That Doesn’t Like To Write

 

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

Helping a child that doesn’t like to write requires much patience. I know. I have a child who is smart, but doesn’t like to write. We’ve had many struggles over the years while I taught him to write. […]

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