A Kid-Friendly Home

     Over the weekend we moved around the furniture in our house in an effort to connect our learning space (formerly the dining room) with the living room to create one learning space.  I like to think of it as a learning studio, where I can tutor students, hold art classes, and a place… Continue reading A Kid-Friendly Home

Connecting with my Kids

     I've written a few posts about taking time to slow down and spending quality time together with my kids.  In this post I would like to share how we as a family spend time together and how we spend quality one-to-one time with each of our three kids.      One of reasons,… Continue reading Connecting with my Kids

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

How to Support Advanced Readers

      I became interested in the needs of advanced readers because I noticed the reading development in my own children. My oldest son began to read at an early age and became a book worm after first grade. My daughter and second son also developed a love of reading at an early age. At… Continue reading How to Support Advanced Readers