Kids learn to ask questions from the kinds of questions we ask of them.
Living is learning. If we aren’t learning, we are just existing.
For children to become fully literate, we must provide them with books in which they see themselves.
If the only letter we encourage our children to write is that yearly one to Santa, we’re doing literacy wrong.
There are dozens of ways to say “yes” or “no,” but they aren’t just different looking, actually they are all subtly different in meaning.
“Sign language” can be a tool to help children learn to read.
This week we’d like to encourage what may be new for many families…Poetry!
The material we read is best if it’s fact checked by reliable sources. Children should be encouraged to question what they read for accuracy and truth.
I’ve just finished reading one of 10 essays from the 2012 book When I Was a Child I Read Books, by Marilynne Robinson. It was a no brainer for a literacy teacher, teacher educator and a contributor to a children’s library like myself to be drawn to a book with this title. However, I received this […]
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 […]