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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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