The importance of the first 5 years Babies’ brains continue to form after they are born. They are forming for physical development, and also for feelings, learning and memory. Neurons in the brain are still connecting, and babies need experiences to strengthen these connections. Making these neural connections in the brain early on with an infant is the first step in the … [Read more...] about Ways to Engage Babies and Toddlers in Reading
Search Results for: Read On
I noticed my teenagers today lounging around the pool, scrolling through their phones. It struck me. When I was lounging around a pool at their age, a book was my best company. We’re all trying to keep our kids off screens. And let’s face it, we mamas are on our screens a little too much during this time as well. Summer is here, and so it’s time to put those reading lists … [Read more...] about The Books On Our Summer Reading List
Most school districts across the country have decided to continue distance learning through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Summer programs are opting to minimize enrollment or are canceled altogether. Where does that leave you and your kiddos this summer? In many cases, the answer is, at home (again). Parents have spent the last few months during the COVID lock down … [Read more...] about Limiting Summer Slide by Strengthening Reading Habits at Home
A lot of people like to say that baking is a science, but it does not always have to be completely exact. You do have to be a little careful when switching ingredients, but it is possible to make substitutes when following a cornbread recipe. It can be a little tricky to find a good egg substitute for cornbread, but there are a few key ingredients that will work. Whether you … [Read more...] about What Can I Use as an Egg Substitute When Baking Corn Bread?
Inside Me Lives A Village is a new book by Nadine Levitt that empowers children to identify, acknowledge and direct the many feelings that live inside them. Feelings are a part of life, whether you feel happy, angry, sad, or shy, but they can feel even bigger and overwhelming to children. With beautiful illustrations by Miriam Mitzi Rosas each feeling is brought to life as a … [Read more...] about Inside Me Lives A Village – Must Read