Reading Loops are Normal and Developmentally Appropriate Toddlers and young children thrive on the safety of routine and predictability. This unsurprisingly extends to every facet of their lives including the books they will want to read. This is one of the reason you will end up reading the same insipid book about the puppy… Continue reading Help! My Child is Stuck in a Reading Loop: What to do when your child only wants to read the same books.
Eric Carle inspired Art Do you have piles and piles of ambiguous blobby paintings? We sure do. River is a prolific abstract artist and it is just impractical to keep every single one. So how do I mitigate the paper use? First I give her paper that I have already used, I am a compulsive… Continue reading Twice Recycled Eric Carle Art
One of my dearest oldest friends is about to have her first baby and I couldn't be more excited. Now, obviously the baby shower that was envisioned is out of the question but sending something special is still a must. In my experience it seems that people choose books for baby showers a lot like… Continue reading The Top 10 Books for a Baby Shower
Not all children instantly love books. A reluctant reader will often struggle down the line with literacy skills and it can affect their feelings about learning in general and their own self esteem. This can be frustrating for both you and your child. So what can you do? I have collected advice from 20 of… Continue reading Encouraging Reluctant Readers : Top Advice from Teachers & Bookstagrammers
What is Active Listening: and why is it essential? Active Listening in the context of musical development means listening carefully to a sound or collection of sounds and paying particular attention to the qualities that make that sound unique. Developing the ability to actively listen is 100% the most important cornerstone to being a successful… Continue reading Active Listening