This year we’ve started introducing our children, ages 6 and 8, to some classic Christmas movies, like Elf and Bad Santa. Just kidding, no Bad Santa, we’re not that crazy. However, one other holiday movie that we watched last week was Home Alone. Did you know there’s a book version of the movie? Now, I know what you’re…… Continue reading Home Alone–The Book is Just Like the Movie!
For the second year in a row, I have been lucky enough to be a guest blogger during the holidays for Bethany Armstrong over at momofwildthings.com, formerly Book Review Mama. You can find my post about the value of traditions here: http://momofwildthings.com/the-value-of-traditions-by-deana-metzke/ While you’re there, go ahead and explore her website. She’s expanded and is…… Continue reading Guest Blogging with Mom of Wild Things!
As I mentioned in my last post, I understand that these days children can be a little less patient that we *think* we were as kids. So, although I think there are few things better than cuddling up with my kids at the end of the day and reading a book, I get that that…… Continue reading Great Resource for #Raising(busy)Readers
I work in an elementary school, and I spend a lot of my time there promoting books and reading. I’m one of those people that believes, so I spend a good chunk of time working on that. However, I also believe that as hard as I and my colleagues try to work at it, it…… Continue reading My Plea to Parents of Babies and Toddlers
So, I ordered this book because I like to plan ahead, and although its November, I was looking for books that could be used for Earth Day at my school this year. And of course, I always try it out on my children first to get an initial reaction to see if its any good.…… Continue reading Our Tree Named Steve–Our Review
I’ve mentioned before about how sometimes I need to reflect to remember to relish my bedtime reads with my kiddos. When I take the time to be present, my mood switches from fussing at them to get ready for bed, to laughing and enjoying a good book. However, there are some nights where I want…… Continue reading Don’t Rush Bedtime…
*Thanks to @futureleadersrw for posting this on Twitter. I know this is a major reason why I read with my children, how about you?