2801, 2018

Top 3 Reasons To Have a Brag Board

Brag boards are easy to make and implement with powerful, positive results. Plus, brag boards are for kids of all ages and adults. They’re a fabulous way to create a culture of kindness, build empathy and show appreciation.
Here’s the top 3 reasons to have a brag board

Spread Kindness
Who doesn’t want more kindness?
Brag boards are […]

701, 2018

3 Things Every Parent Should Do Everyday

Every parent loves their child. I truly believe this even though it may not always look that way.  Unless every parent makes the following 3 things a priority, they are actually holding their child back from achievement and opportunities.

What Every Parent Should Do Everyday

Read Aloud to them
Reading aloud is truly the single most important […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

2609, 2015

9 Amazing Benefits Of A Family Nature Walk

Originally  posted on Moms Magazine

Let nature be your teacher ~ William Wordsworth

In the northern hemisphere, the leaves are already beginning to change color. Trees are displaying variegated leaves of greens, yellows, browns, reds, and oranges. When I step outside, I notice the air is getting chillier and has a familiar smell; hello autumn!
Autumn is a […]

1709, 2015

What Every Parent Needs To Know About The 5 R’s

“When I say to a parent, “read to a child”, I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. ” — Mem Fox

I bet you’ve heard of the 3 R’s: reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. But have you heard of the 5R’s? If you haven’t, you are going to be […]

1009, 2015

How To Read Aloud With Your Young Children

Originally posted on Moms Magazine

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” — Kate DiCamillo

Reading aloud with your child should always be a special time. It is the single most important thing you can do for your child to set them […]

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