Poetry

April is National Poetry Month and who doesn’t love poetry? Especially right now, reading and writing poetry (at least for me) comes as a welcome change to the monotony of current life. With spring, I find myself thinking in haiku, which is why the kids and I will be reading one of my favorite haiku […]

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2020

I can’t believe it’s been four months since I last blogged. Life this fall into winter was a little hectic with four kids and much of my life went on the back burner…but I’m back and sharing about our newest educational toy. For Christmas, Santa brought Elsa and Soren an Osmo. For those not familiar with […]

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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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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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