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I think reading is one of the most important things you can do with your toddler or preschooler…or infant…or school-aged child…or unborn baby for that matter! In fact, I featured reading as #3 on my list of Top 5 Most Important Things to Do with Your Toddler/Preschooler. Having worked as a reading intervention teacher for […]Continue reading
Yesterday during nap time, I repurposed some of our many Duplo blocks — you know, the big Lego bricks made for little kids — as DIY Lego Reading Rods. I got the idea from the Filth Wizardry blog‘s post: DIY spinny spellers and repurposing Duplo Bricks. I changed up her idea a little bit by making […]Continue reading
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen The story is about the first time a young girl gets to go owling (which just means looking for owls) with her father late one winter night. Such a plain activity, but the text is just brilliant in its simplicity and the illustrations draw you into the journey, so that you […]Continue reading
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury and Michael Rosen This is one of Luke’s favorites! At first, he was a little unsure about the bear, but now he really enjoys the book. The book tells about a dad and his children going on a bear hunt. Real or imagined? You be the […]Continue reading
”Children who have lived in book-filled homes prior to going to school are known to be scholastically advantaged for the rest of their lives. And children who have memorized eight nursery rhymes by the age of three, so I have been told, are always the best readers by the age of eight.” –Mem FoxRhyme is […]Continue reading
Chalk by Bill Thomson (2010) Chalk is a wordless picture book we discovered at the library that I’m now considering buying for our collection. Be warned there are pictures of a scary looking T. Rex (not the one on the cover, but a realistic one…see below); Luke was a little wary off it, but overall […]Continue reading