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5 Books for Moms to Share With Their Child

The love between a mom and her child is special.  There is a bond that is indescribable. At my house, bedtime is my special time with K.  She and I have a routine that we both miss dearly when I am not able to put her to sleep.  We sing some songs, read a book… Continue reading 5 Books for Moms to Share With Their Child

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3 Ways to Include Literacy When Outside

***This post includes affiliate links.  This means that if you click on a link, I will receive a small commission. This is at no cost to you.  Thank you!*** My two year old LOVES the outdoors. She loves to be in the cold, hot, rain, wind...even ice! We live in Texas so we can have… Continue reading 3 Ways to Include Literacy When Outside

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5 Birthday Presents that Promote Literacy

At a recent birthday party that my daughter attended, I noticed the amount of presents that were toys or clothes.  I rarely saw books or writing materials given.  As a reading teacher, this seems that parents are missing an opportunity to promote literacy.  I am in no way saying that children should not be given… Continue reading 5 Birthday Presents that Promote Literacy

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What’s it all about?

A social scientist, Hugh McKay says  "every child should be given the best possible opportunity to acquire literacy skills".  This is something I am passionate about.  Every child should be given every resource available to acquire and sharpen literacy skills from infancy.  Even a child who is unable to read can still be raised in a… Continue reading What’s it all about?