3 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Infants and Toddlers

3 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Infants and Toddlers

As a child, my favorite part during the school day was story time. My teachers would be so into the book it felt like our class was apart of it! As an adult and previous daycare teacher, I loved reading to my classes- infants to toddlers. The touch and feel books are my favorite for infants. I loved seeing their reaction to the feeling of the different materials.

The Secret to Better Writing

The first time I met Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield, she began our conversation with, "I see so many awful writers in college." Not the most eloquent way to begin a conversation, but I figured there was a point to her claim. I just watched her. Hoping she would continue with her thought. She did. "Do you know why?"

DIBS for Kids: Bringing Back the Book

School is back in session and I can hear my childrens’ teachers asking them what they read over the summer....

Make a mess this Spring Break with literacy crafts

They say that knowledge is power. In our changing world, with more and more information to locate, sift through, and...

Instilling reading habits and skills in early childhood

Advertising has always intrigued my son. I think the loud colors, big letters, and catchy jingles worked their magic at...

A vitamin vs. a pain pill: Why do we wait for kids to fall behind?

In the late 1800s, Joseph Malins, an English activist, wrote a poem about a cliff, a fence and an ambulance. The gist: There's a cliff that's very pleasant to walk on, so many people in the town nearby venture close to its edge. Some slip and fall into the valley below, and the town decides something has to be done.