Learning the WHY of print is essential for children to become effective, lifelong readers and writers.
When children have their own books kept on a special shelf, they learn that books are valuable treasures.
Hey! Where’s the staple regrabber!?
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.
2020’s holidays and events are fodder for writers–the recorders of history.
Authors’ voices are heard and emotions are felt when we read with expression.
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 […]