Middle School Learners

When my kids were young, I would direct their attention toward nature, building blocks, art supplies, etc to keep little hands busy. We also took trips to the zoo, the park, science museum and gardens.  At home, I would place materials out for them to play with and and use.  It was a very natural… Continue reading Middle School Learners

Choosing Picture Books

Kids love to be read to.  When my kids were preschoolers, I read them many classic picture books I loved as a child.  I chose books with rich language, interesting story lines  and captivating illustrations.  These kinds of books often satisfy children's curiosity and sense of wonder. We also read our fair share of books based… Continue reading Choosing Picture Books

Encouraging a Love of Reading

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Frederick Douglass There are many ways to read with your child and encourage a love of reading.  There are also some specific ways you can provide support to your child as she reads.  In this post, I will start by describing how I developed… Continue reading Encouraging a Love of Reading