Have you read the book "Dumbing Us Down" by John Taylor Gatto? In this book the author tackles the issue of how he believes the current US public school system is an injustice to our children. That ultimately instead of providing our children with an education that will propel them to great successes, it is… Continue reading “Dumbing Them Down” Read Alouds – Could Parents Choices be Affecting Their Children’s Education?
Every couple of months, a friend and I do a children’s book swap! We each gather up 10 – 20 books to lend to each other for a few weeks! This time I received a picture book that every parent should read with their child at least once this Febuary! It’s called “I Love You… Continue reading The Picture Book That Brought Tears To My Eyes and Love Into Our Family Story Hour!
Why Your Child Should Learn About Word Choice! We all know just how powerful words can be and it is important our children understand the importance of word choice too! I am sure you have been witness to the effect that words can have on a person’s mood, confidence and mental health. Simple words of… Continue reading How To Teach The Importance of Word Choice to Our Children By Reading Great Books!
This month we finished our first read through of Charlotte's Web! Talk about a classic! If you are looking for a story to introduce your children to chapter books, I highly recommend this illustrated version of Charlotte's Web. The chapters are short, the story pulls on every heart string, M and A liked the pictures… Continue reading Charlotte’s Web: 8 Homeschool Activity Ideas
Have you ever been struck by laryngitis and been unable to read aloud to your children? Unfortunately I have! This week I lost my voice for only the second time in my entire life. Getting the children to listen and pay attention has been a real challenge. Eye contact has been an absolute life saver.… Continue reading How to do Family Read Alouds When You Can’t Read Aloud