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905, 2015

Biographies Kids Love To Read

The greatest gift is a passion for reading – Elizabeth Hardwick

The title may seem like an oxymoron because many kids think biographies are boring. They just haven’t found the right ones. YWAM Publishing offers some of the best biographies for kids I’ve seen. Additionally, many kids I know get hooked on reading by reading biographies.
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305, 2015

10 Fabulous & Free Reading Websites For Kids

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”
– Vernon Howard

In our modern day, technology plays a key role in our kids’ learning. I realize that you can do a Google search for free reading websites for kids, but these 10 free reading web sites for kids are teacher […]

1904, 2015

How To Write A Haiku In Minutes

“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
– Aberjhani

Learning how to write a haiku is quite simple. It is a fun way to introduce kids to writing poetry. Most kids love to write a Haiku, because they consist of only 3 lines. 🙂
A Haiku is a form of Japanese […]

1104, 2015

5 Amazing Benefits Of Going To The Library

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

When my boys were younger, we visited the library weekly. We made it a priority. We planned for it and put it in the schedule. Today, they are avid readers. Their lives were enriched by the amazing benefits of going […]

204, 2015

National Poetry Month: 10 Ways To Get Your Children Reading & Writing Poetry

Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary ~ Walter Scott

April is National Poetry Month. 🙂

Think about your favorite song. Is it catchy? Does it tell a story, and is it filled with rhythm, repetition and maybe rhyme? It is poetry. One way to get […]

2703, 2015

How To Help A Struggling Speller

My children seemed to live by this quote:

“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.” – Mark Twain

They have some crazy, inventive ways to spell words.
However, there is hope. With a sequential system and lots of practice, your struggling speller will have spelling success.
In the last post, […]

1203, 2015

The Truth About Spelling

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.”
~ Baltasar Gracian

I’ve heard, “My child is horrible at spelling. What do I do?”
Additionally, I raised two boys that are horrible spellers. However, your children can get good at spelling. This is good news.
Here is the truth about spelling:

Research shows that […]

503, 2015

You Too Can Write A Limerick

Help Your Kids Write Limericks Like A Boss (Irishman/ Irishwoman) 🙂

There once was a man from Nantucket,
Who kept all of his cash in a bucket,
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

Kids love limericks. Reading them and writing them are guaranteed to make you and your kids […]

2702, 2015

Top 7 St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.
~Adrienne Cook

Rush to your local library and check out the following books just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
It’s time to get your Irish on. 🙂
You and your kids will love the following books.
1. The Night […]

2002, 2015

How Writing Is Like Playing Basketball

“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player.” (or a writer, or a reader) ~ Bill Gates

Writing is like playing basketball. Rebound- LOTS.
My friend, Helen Stanphill, who wrote for Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Jr. Magazine,was a guest author in one of […]

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