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Toddler Reads Along to “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”

While we usually try to post articles that we think will be helpful to other parents, this one is simply to bring a smile to your face (which I guess is just a different way of helping ).  Our daughter is about 2.5 years old, and very quickly picks up on her new books to the point that she is able to finish sentences in the books, or flat out recite some of the pages.  Her current favorite book is “Five...

Summer Tips from a Teacher

As a teacher of six years, I know how important it is for students to continue to learn during the summer.  I know some parents want to just let their children have a great summer – play in the pool, run outside, play video games, whatever they want to do!  But as a teacher, I am asking you to help your kids and keep them learning over the summer.  Every year, I have students who dropped an entire grade level,...

Top Ten Books for Your Baby

Reading is so important to the development of a child. It is a great time to spend time with your child as they are learning new things. Starting the habit early is always a great and easy way to prepare them for school too! There are so many good books out there that it was really almost impossible to choose 10, but I just chose the ones that my daughter chose to read the most in her first year and a half of life. I’m sure you could add many to this list and we would love if you would comment with your child’s favorites. Also, check out our other post on 7 Benefits to Reading to your Child.

7 Benefits of Reading to Your Children

As a parent you probably know that you should be reading to your children. Reading is a skill that we all use often in our lives, and being good at it is a great advantage. However, you might not know just how important reading to you children is. I have provided seven ways that reading to your children benefits them. The earlier you start reading to your children, the better chance you have of getting them hooked early so that they can take advantage of all of these benefits.
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