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Teachers need to be appreciated, but…

Wait, don’t think I’m going to bash teachers. I can’t. I won’t. I’m one of them. Also, teaching is hard. It was hard when I was a student and it is difficult in completely different ways now that I don’t even have the time to explain. You should definitely show your appreciation to your child’s… Continue reading Teachers need to be appreciated, but…

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Reading should be natural, not forced

One day this week my daughter didn’t take her daily folder back to school, and it was my fault. Here’s the thing–her daily folder includes a reading log, where she has to log the number of minutes she reads each evening. Not my favorite, but fine, whatever. Now although I have my kids do their… Continue reading Reading should be natural, not forced

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Flexibility: A two-chapter kind of night…

  I’m pretty predictable when it comes to child-rearing, and I’m so ok with it. I was one of those moms with a strict feeding schedule when my kids were babies, our weekday mornings are pretty routine, and of course our bedtime rituals are pretty consistent, minus the nights I am ready to pull out… Continue reading Flexibility: A two-chapter kind of night…

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Hurry, its time to vote!

This week is the last week for your child to vote in the Children’s Choice Book Awards! According to their website, “The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens. Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the… Continue reading Hurry, its time to vote!

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Reading Aloud–a reblog

This is a wonderful blog post about the power of reading aloud in school. My hope is that you either 1) are able to translate these feelings into what you are doing at home in your #RaisingReaders quest or 2) you remember those pleasant feelings you had in school when your teacher read aloud to… Continue reading Reading Aloud–a reblog

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Bedtime Book Recommendation– A Month of Bedtime Stories

Through the glorious website Bookbub, I get daily emails about deals on ebooks. And these are not just regular deals, but $5.99 or less deals. You can choose the categories/genres of books you would like to read, as well as your ebook provider, Amazon, Kindle, etc. One recent find of mine is our current bedtime… Continue reading Bedtime Book Recommendation– A Month of Bedtime Stories