Reading

Teaching Kids to Love Themselves with the Whale Who Wanted to Be Small!

I come from a very tall family. I am 5’10” and I am considered kind of short (at least according to my 6’3″ sister!). My sister and I have grown to be proud of our height, thanks to our...Read More »


Reading at the Grocery Store

I am a firm believer that learning opportunities can be found anywhere. My parents often used every day situations to teach my sister and I various lessons and skills that would be helpful to us in our lives. While...Read More »


Hunting for Fun with the Big Honey Hunt!

When we were younger, one of the books that my sister insisted our parents read over and over again was The Big Honey Hunt by Stan and Jan Berenstain. It was her favorite book, and...Read More »


5 Things Experts Don't Tell You About Reading to Kids

We live in a world of Instagram and Pinterest, where “perfect” families make “perfect” crafts and have “perfect” lives. Let’s be serious. We post the good pictures on social media, but how many outtakes did it take to get...Read More »


Discovering New Books with Little Fun Club

No matter how old we get, it is still exciting to receive something fun in the mail. My daughter loves going to the post office, and she is over the moon when she gets a piece of...Read More »


Get Kids Excited About Reading : Personalize the Experience

Have you ever read a book and thought, “That character reminds me of myself!”? Did you connect with that character and feel his or her triumphs and tragedies right along with them? Seeing yourself in the characters of the...Read More »


Tips to Rock Your Read Aloud!

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How I Am Rocking Motherhood By Raising a Bookworm!

The How I am Rocking Motherhood challenge has been taking over blogs around the internet lately. It is awesome to see all of these bloggers whom I admire giving themselves credit for the awesome job that they are doing...Read More »


Activating Prior Knowledge

When it comes to teaching reading, activating prior knowledge is one of my favorite strategies. By using past experiences, or tapping into knowledge they already have, you can help kids to comprehend the stories and texts that you are...Read More »


Resolve to Change Your Outlook with These Books on Happiness!

As the new year begins, we start making resolutions and setting goals. These goals are meant to make us happier. But what if you are lost on how to find true happiness? These books explore what it means to...Read More »


Start the Year with Life Changing Books!

The new year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the year that has just ended and imagine the changes we would like to make in the coming year. When it comes to this yearly goal setting, many times...Read More »


Great Books for Babies!

“Why should I start reading to my baby when she can’t even understand the story?”

There is a misconception that reading to kids only revolves around the story and their understanding of it. But there are so many important reasons...Read More »


Reading Aloud from the Beginning

My parents have told my sister and I throughout our lives that they read to us every night from the first night we were home from the hospital. When I got to grad school and was researching literacy practices,...Read More »