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Twitter Perks for #RaisingReaders!

I have only been a part of Twitter for a little over a year, because Lord knows I didn’t need another social media thing to be attached to, but I have completely reaped the #RaisingReader benefits of it. There are tons of #kidlit authors, book agents, book bloggers, and publishers who are all on Twitter.…… Continue reading Twitter Perks for #RaisingReaders!

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Do they have to keep growing?

My son, who is in the first grade, got his first book order books this year. He picked out and got a Lego Ninjago book and a book from the Mobi Shanobi series. So, the day after he got his books, I had this conversation with him about the books: Me (pointing): “Hey, we gotta…… Continue reading Do they have to keep growing?

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Fun ideas from education.com

  Fall is here (although in some places of the US it doesn’t feel like it yet), and Education.com was nice enough to send me some samples of fun activities my kiddos could do to help bring in the new season! They both tried out a maze, and a word search that focused on prepositions,…… Continue reading Fun ideas from education.com

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Sam & Dave Dig A Hole–Our book review

How I had never seen this book before, I don’t know. But I grabbed it from our public library a couple of weeks ago, and I’m so glad I did. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen is literally about what the title says, these two boys,…… Continue reading Sam & Dave Dig A Hole–Our book review

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Expression for the win!

So, I’ve shared in previous posts, like this one, that my daughter and I have bonded over the¬†Whatever After series by Sarah Mlynowski. We just finished the 6th book out of 10 in the series and if you haven’t already read any of them, I strongly suggest them. They are funny fractured fairy tales, and…… Continue reading Expression for the win!

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Screen Time Compromise

My son loves a screen. It kinda bugs me, but its true. I try to make sure he does it in moderation, but he has gotten to the point that he is almost constantly asking for time on the computer, TV, his LeapPad, or any other device that he can think of at the time.…… Continue reading Screen Time Compromise