The representations in books of things familiar to the new reader paves the way for them to develop lifelong affection for books and reading.
Book giving should be a much more elaborate interaction between giver and the receiver than just delivering a thoughtfully selected, prettily wrapped present.
Go with a child’s flow of wanting new books to read. They’ll offer clues as to what opens their floodgates of excitement and interest. Watch, listen and meet them where they’re at.
Text and toy sets can help little ones begin to sense how books and things they love are connected to their families’ cultures.
There’s a basic, simple solution that nearly doubles the number of children doing well in learning to read.
Set the stage for lifelong learning by teaching kids to breathe in wonderful information through reading and to breathe out their experiences and thoughts through writing.
Living is learning. If we aren’t learning, we are just existing.
A wide variety of books can keep the humdrum and mundane of everyday life from elbowing out the truly glorious and fertile growth possibilities that are so much larger than what is offered to children at home or in the standard curricula of K-12 education.
Hey! Where’s the staple regrabber!?
This year my sweet wife found two little great-horned owl ornaments at a local florist shop. We were thrilled. We are often visited by two huge great-horned owls in the late evening here in Louisville, KY.