We are partnering with Disney Hyperion for this fun giveaway! It's almost summer and a great time to get some new books for your little ones! Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! is a beginning-reader series (ages 6-8) created by Mo Willems, author of the popular Elephant & Piggie book series. Best friends Elephant and Piggie introduce kids … [Read more...] about The Itchy Book And Summer Reading Giveaway
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You Never Know When Something Will Come Up. What does that mean? It means you never when something you did in the past will come back and add some good to the world, have an impact, be noticed, and be appreciated for trying to spread awareness. What happened? I was contacted in March by a person affiliated with a film festival in Miami, Florida. The film festival … [Read more...] about Autism and Spreading Awareness
A baby’s nerve pathways in the ears and neural system in the brain start developing as early as the twenty-sixth week, which is when the baby will begin responding to sounds and voices regularly. Introducing music and words while your baby is still growing inside of you may increase your baby’s intelligence; many expectant parents can start talking to their babies in the womb, … [Read more...] about How Does Reading During Pregnancy Increase a Baby’s Intelligence?
My sister taught me how to read. Sure, there were a long line of teacher lessons, flash cards and episodes of “Sesame Street” that primed me for the big moment, but those memories are vague and faded - mere baby steps on the grand journey to literacy. But I distinctly remember the day it “clicked.” I was sitting next to my sister on our mom’s beloved … [Read more...] about The Road to Reading
Today’s headlines: “Fourth victim accuses Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexual abuse,” “West Palm Beach area man accused of molesting his disabled step daughter,” “Mom and boyfriend charged with child abuse,” and “Prominent Hasidic counselor was convicted yesterday of sexually abusing a young girl.” Have you had enough of reading these stories? I know I have had enough of … [Read more...] about Rough Morning Reading the News