How to Raise a READER: 6 Tips for Reading with your Kids

Monday is “READ Across America Day!”  good excuse to remind ourselves of the importance of reading with our children… Read with your kids every day to MAKE a Reader! Write these 6 simple steps on a bookmark to remind you how to get the most out of your reading time together when you pick up a […]

Magic Hats, Magic Wands, Magic Words, and other Magical Moments

Magic Hats, Magic Wands, Magic Words, and other Magical Moments from my “Reading is MAGIC!” Camp that I held at my home this past week: 15 fabulous kids gathered round a big pot on the red rug in my playroom slurping spaghetti as we read Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola. “Swimming” in the overflowing pot (pool) […]

Seuss Strategies:Tips for reading Dr. Seuss with kids

  {My other Seuss posts: 10 Ways to Celebrate Seuss, Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss} By now you know we are big Seuss fans in the Manders family! I can remember Daddy Dustin reading “Hop on Pop” to MJ when he was just a little baby.  It became such a special, silly way for them to bond […]

The 4 Secrets to Happiness, and 1 Baby Penguin

Well, there are LOTS of reasons I LOVE reading with my children…It is a great chance for physical touch and connection, whether we’re snuggled on the couch, in the bed, or a rocking chair. It gives us a chance to imagine, laugh, learn, and explore together – colors, pictures, places, poems, animals, and more. It […]