The need for connection with book ideas and the relief and thrill they can bring, is powerful these days, more than ever.
How soon should you begin to read and talk with your child? From birth or before. The more literacy experiences a child has from the get go, the more they’ll be ready to take on the world.
This week we’d like to encourage what may be new for many families…Poetry!
It’s never too early to begin reading to and talking with a child. Language and communication skills are acquired from birth. Read on.
Authors’ voices are heard and emotions are felt when we read with expression.
Toys are the tools children use to learn about their world. Books can diversity playtime by introducing other cultures to a child’s frame of reference.
Children taught to ask questions enter school ready to learn.
Many families honoring stay-at-home or safer-at-home orders during the current pandemic (and in times when we’re not homebound) are doing their best to keep their kiddos engaged in literacy through reading, writing and art. That single goal is a natural as these are the very top capabilities that children need throughout their lives. Indeed, it’s a lifelong […]
Learning self-expression is, for many, a lifelong process of growing to be a presence for others. It can be an elusive goal, even for adults, but when nurtured early on in life, a foundation for sincere sharing of oneself in writing can become a magical ingredient to powerful interactions. I was reminded of this when I […]
March is National Reading Awareness Month designed to showcase the value of reading. That’s a good thing, but the focus is always about better children’s reading, which belies the vast powers of sharing reading with the whole family. Sharing reading of anything by anybody within a family can be a HUGE asset for creating a culture […]