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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

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“Mom, I don’t have anything to read!”

Sometimes when I hear those words, I can hand my child the perfect book to drown out the whine. Other times, its met with, “I don’t want to read anything I have!” and I have to just walk away. Now besides trying to rack your own brain to find the perfect book for your child, there…… Continue reading “Mom, I don’t have anything to read!”

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Tell him, sister!

This conversation went down in my house this evening during my son’s bathtime… Son yells to sister, “What’s your favorite thing to do?” Sister: “Reading” Son: “No, something fun!” Dad interjects: “Reading is fun son” Son (now at an angry whine): “Something else, something you like to play, something you like to do when you’re…… Continue reading Tell him, sister!

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Back to School Time–Tips to Keep Reading Fun!

Around the beginning of August, my mother used to always warn us that she was going to start to get us ready for school, which chiefly meant going to bed earlier and waking up earlier, which I hated. I mean, why did we need the practice? Why did I have to waste quality evening TV…… Continue reading Back to School Time–Tips to Keep Reading Fun!

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Our Book Review– Jada Jones: Rock Star

When I saw Mr. Schu mention Kelly Starling Lyons’ new book on Twitter, I knew it was a book we had to have in our house.  Jada Jones: Rock Star is the first in a series about Jada, a fourth grader who knows a ton about rocks! I mean, just look at the cover, isn’t…… Continue reading Our Book Review– Jada Jones: Rock Star

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Five Reasons to Read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Review by Deana Metzke

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas has been at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list and has been talked about all over Twitter since before it was released, so I’m not sure there’s much I can say about the specifics of the storyline of the book that…