Tag: reading

My 10 Favorite Books to Read Aloud with My Kids this...

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As we head deeper into winter and extended time at home, it seems like a great time to share what I think are the...

Distance Learning for Preschoolers: What Does My Child Really Need?

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With the current shutdown of schools, including preschools, in Vermont for the remainder of the year, I’ve seen many parents say, “I know what to do...

Books Parents Hate: In Defense of Captain Underpants and Others

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Many books have been controversial over the years and some have even been banned from libraries. Such classics as The Great Gatsby, The Adventures...

My Child Needs A Reading Tutor. Who Cares?

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Oooh, that’s too bad she needs a reading tutor. No. No, it isn’t. That, my friends, is the exact response I have given to several...

Self Care Isn’t Selfish. It Makes Me the Best Mom I...

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Self care is such an important component of anyone’s daily routine. Once you become a mom, however, it can be really hard to find...

Board Books: Our Family’s Favorites and Why We Love Them

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It’s been scientifically proven that reading to babies at early ages encourages cognitive and language development. It is never too soon to start reading...

Book review: Rosie and Friends One-Of-A-Kindness

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{Disclaimer: We are working with Helen Hipp/Rosie the Hippo to review her new book: Rosie and Friends One-Of-A-Kindness. All opinions are ours alone.} Back to...

Audiobooks and How They Made Me Love to Read Again

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I don’t know when I stopped being able to read. Don’t get me wrong, I can physically read- I’m in the last semester of Nursing...

How to Help Your Kids Learn to Love Books at All...

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Who doesn’t want their kids to love books?  Right now, my 18 month old daughter is a champ at reading board books over and over...

Reading Aloud to Our Preschooler: Adventures in Chapter Books

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When my husband went back to work after the birth of our second child, I began to wonder whose idea this whole ‘second child...

Books that Break Gender Stereotype, Part I

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It happened again the other day. I was in my classroom and my kiddos had just returned from art or music, or someplace else outside...

Taming the Tiger Mom

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I keep making the same parenting mistake over and over I need desperately need to learn to stop. I need to teach myself to quit...

My Favorite Kids Books for Littles

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I am a bookworm. As soon as I could read, I discovered a rich fantasy that I never wanted to abandon. Books contain my favorite places,...

End of Summer Reading List

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This summer I had an unusual amount of time to read. I've actually never had trouble finding time to read-it's the thing that refreshes and...