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Parents Are Part of the Class Too

Besides being an educator for the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, I am also a mom. I know all too well what it is like to be unsure of oneself as a parent. 387 more words

Families And Museums

Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter - Mic

I love Harry Potter. I love what this series has done for literacy for kids around the world. And I love the message. Love, acceptance, forgiveness. 33 more words

A Bunch of Children's Books My Sons and I Would Recommend

I recently asked my two sons which children’s books they most enjoyed. And since they are at very different stages on the developmental spectrum, I expected the outcome to be suspenseful at the very least. 245 more words


Harry Potters Birthday

I posted about J.K. Rowling’s Spreadsheet for Harry Potter earlier.

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Celebrate the boy wizard’s birthday, or observe your child’s own with a Harry Potter birthday party. 487 more words


The Scorch Trials

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner is the second book in the Maze Runner series. I read The Maze Runner (first book) several years ago, so I wasn’t sure how much would come back to me when I began this second book. 685 more words


Do I Get an Award?

“Do I get an award for being better?” asked one of my students.

I sighed. “I’m not really up on how all of that works,” I told him. 653 more words


Program: Reading and Comprehension Enhancement (RaCE)

Reading is a skill very much necessary for everyday living. Though, it is taught at early stages in schools across the country, it remains true that students, especially among poor communities are struggling with reading and most importantly comprehension. 276 more words