Thunderstorm poetry, the best of

I've said it before, I'm not a huge poetry fan, but there are some that really stick to me and I just keep rereading over and over. I did a post about "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowing Evening" awhile back and I think nature poems can just move you in a way that a … Continue reading Thunderstorm poetry, the best of

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13 Picture Books to Read before 2016 Ends

As much as I love the classics- Where the Wild Things Are, Dr. Seuss, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, etc etc; I feel that there are some great new children's easy readers (picture books), which have come out in the past few years that get overlooked when parents ask for reading recommendations. Everyone who follows this blog … Continue reading 13 Picture Books to Read before 2016 Ends

Black Cats & the Black Death

Another interesting historical tidbit that will hopefully inspire the desire to learn more. I received a lot of positive feedback about the Mad Hatter post so I thought I would hurry up and do another one. I am an animal person. Being a librarian, I kind of have to be a cat person. It’s a … Continue reading Black Cats & the Black Death

Early Literacy Starts with You!

  Finally! It's ready for sale, on Amazon.com. Early Literacy Starts with You! is my eBook that 1) explains why early literacy education is so important. 2) Gives you a better idea of our education system today and why we need to he;p our students at home. 3) Tips and tricks to get your child interested and … Continue reading Early Literacy Starts with You!

Playing in the Woods

I've had several posts about getting outdoors, and playing, and how they positively affect intellectual growth (and bonding!) of a child. I was reading up and found some great play ideas for being out in the woods and with the cold season approaching (still hasn’t hit us quite yet) I thought this would be a … Continue reading Playing in the Woods

Learning at home: A week’s worth

I am currently getting information together for a program I want to do next year to help local parents, teachers, grandparents, whomever, help to promote literacy at home. Below is one week worth of ideas to help you: Things to do at home throughout the month to help improve literacy: Monday- Make a grocery list … Continue reading Learning at home: A week’s worth

Reading books out loud- not just for babies

One of the greatest things I have been able to do as a librarian (and a parent) is to learn the many perks of reading out loud to your kids. It's pushed on almost all parenting websites, articles, magazines, etc etc, but it's pushed so much you may start to just pass over the articles … Continue reading Reading books out loud- not just for babies