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Dot-A-Sound Beginning Letter Activity

Dot-A-Sound Beginning Letter Activity

Here is a fun and simple way to get your little one engaged with learning beginning letter sounds. 5 TIPS BEFORE YOU START You DO NOT have to go in ABC order. Let your child pick which pictures they want to "dot!" Break it up - only do a few letters at a time. If you...

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Teaching Colors to Toddlers

Teaching Colors to Toddlers

When teaching my toddler and preschoolers anything, I ALWAYS teach it to them through books, play and conversation. I'll breakdown this post with book suggestions to use when teaching colors, play ideas, and finally conversation starters and talking points you can use...

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Book Drive for Pediatric Cardiology Patients at Levine

Book Drive for Pediatric Cardiology Patients at Levine

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." - Garrison Keillor A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a friend from high school to see how I could help her with a new project she was working on with the Pediatric Cardiology Unit at Levine Hospital in Charlotte,...

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3 Stages of Rhyming (Activities & Books)

3 Stages of Rhyming (Activities & Books)

"Rhymers will be readers: it's that simple. - Mem Fox, Author of The Magic Hat Phonological awareness is one of the most important predictors of a children's reading success as they learn to read and become avid readers. A big piece of the phonological awareness...

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It’s OK to Reread Your Child’s Favorite Books

It’s OK to Reread Your Child’s Favorite Books

"The moon is very, very far away." On the Moon, Read by Coleman one million times.   "On the Moon" and "No, David!" are the first two books I remember being shoved in my face to be read OVER and OVER again. I'm 100% sure I could read them in my sleep. Now...

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Matching Books to Your Child’s Interest

Matching Books to Your Child’s Interest

By the time children are at least one year of age, they are showing interest in different things. It's amazing the difference in what Caroline is drawn to at one year of age as opposed to what Coleman loved at that age. Allowing their interests to guide their reading...

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Creating An Inviting Home Library

Creating An Inviting Home Library

Children with greater access to books and other print materials express more enjoyment of books, reading, and academics. Children’s Access to Print Material and Education Related Outcomes When we were looking for our new home, something that was VERY important was a...

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COVID-19 BOOK DRIVE

COVID-19 BOOK DRIVE

Read about how you can help children who have lost access to books with the closure of schools and libraries today!

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Earth Day

Earth Day

There are so many wonderful children’s books that teach your kids how to take care of our planet and environment. Read about our favorite books and what we did to celebrate Earth Day!

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Books & Play

Books & Play

One of the most powerful ways that children develop literacy and language is through uninterrupted play. One of my favorite things to do (I loved this as a teacher, too) is to pair books with play. Read about how books provide a spring board for imagination while developing their literacy and language skills today!

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G is for Golf

G is for Golf

One way of reaching reluctant readers and raising a child who loves to read is to choose books THEY are interested in. Right now with Coleman’s interest in golf, we’ve used that as a way to incorporate one of his interests in reading. Whatever it is your child is interested in, introducing them to books, both fiction or nonfiction about that topic will go along way with developing their life long reading habits. Read here about our favorite golf themed read alouds!

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Dr. Seuss Book Basket

Dr. Seuss Book Basket

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss We are having so much fun reading Dr. Seuss books! Coleman has been participating in Dr. Seuss activities at school, eating green eggs and ham and...

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