GRIT has been around since our founding fathers established America. It is the character in which America was built. It is what brought them here through all their hardships. GRIT isn’t anything new, but it is a new buzz word used frequently to describe character or lack of it in children. It matters more than […]
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
Who doesn’t want more kindness?
Brag boards are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“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 […]
“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 […]