A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend about how the librarian at her kids school was just let go due to budget cuts in California. We talked about how important it is for kids to have access to books and information, and how studies have shown the link between having access to a library and good test scores.So, when I saw that one of the Pepsi Refresh grant recipients … [Read more...] about How to Support Your Community Library
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The best predictor of reading success is the amount of time children spend reading both in and out of the home. Having a variety of appropriate books at home in your own library makes sharing books convenient, interesting and enjoyable for children of all ages. It’s never too early to begin developing your home library. Even the youngest infants and toddlers need books to … [Read more...] about A Home Library for Your Children: Here’s How…
We took three “First Day of Kindergarten” pictures this year. There was our son's first day of virtual kindergarten – August 24. Then his first day of hybrid kindergarten – November 10. Two weeks after that, we went back to all-virtual school. We started round two of hybrid kindergarten again at the end of February. And then, finally, in April, we took our son's “First Day of … [Read more...] about We Survived Virtual Kindergarten!
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
It's summer which means lazy days in the sun and lots of free time (which unfortunately tends to be lots of video games/tv watching). We found some cool products to help keep your kids occupied without staring at a screen. Meet Codi the Robot who has light up/color changing ears and antenna and plays a free library of over 200 stories and songs! For ages 12 … [Read more...] about Activities To Get Your Kids To Put Down Their Electronics