Kids and Nonfiction

As I shared in a previous post, it’s important to pinpoint what your child likes to read.  Although our tendency is to think along the lines of fictional stories, many children love nonfiction. Not only is nonfiction fun and fascinating, it is also an integral component to your child’s academic development. 6 Reasons to Use […]

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Magazine Musings

When you are sick, it’s hard to be extra, let alone even normal. Having caught strep throat, I found myself laid up in bed and all of my projects put on hold. Since I am adult, it took me forever to recover from my illness, but I am back at it and sharing one of […]

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Book Talk

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” ~Emily Buchwald Reading is personal and if you want your child to connect to a story, they need to enjoy it. Seems like a simple concept, but often times we forget this and guide them toward stories we enjoyed. Although it’s easier with picture books, […]

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Reading Ruined

Growing up I was a voracious reader. My aunt owned a dance studio, which was right across the street from the local public library. In between classes or while waiting on my sister, I would walk over to the library. I would quickly do my homework and then wander the building, scouring the shelves for […]

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Our Educational Journey

In California, our children attended exceptional public elementary schools and up until recently, it had been smooth sailing with their academics. As parents, we were content and able to trust the process, teachers, school and curriculum knowing they were receiving a high quality education. Eventually though, there was a shift once our oldest began sixth […]

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