Food

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 […]

1210, 2014

Halloween & Learning to Read Don’t Have To Be Scary

 
Reading is scary for some children. Halloween is scary for some children.

I love the spirit of Halloween and the energy that comes with it. ~ Katharine McPhee
 Even though Halloween is exciting, it is scary for some children just like reading is a scary experience for some children.

How can we make learning to read and […]

2409, 2014

Here’s A Quick Way to Get Kids Reading

Get Smooth At Reading & Writing With Smoothies
Smoothies aren’t just for summer time. In fact, anytime is a good time for a smoothie. Amazingly, making a smoothie gets kids reading.

All summer, I made berry, banana, peach, and kale smoothies. (My own creations with fresh mint leaves AND sometimes I left the mint leaves out and […]