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Literacy Sensory Bins

If you know me well, you know that I don’t teach my own children to read before kindergarten (nor do I spend time teaching my kindergartener to read when she’s home from school). 392 more words

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For the Love of Clipboards

I write a lot about the importance of making reading and books exciting, engaging, and accessible to children (see this post, this post, and… 923 more words

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Car Books!

Where do your kids read? On the couch? Cuddled in a cozy chair with you? Lying in bed at night?

You probably have books in your children’s rooms. 579 more words

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The Importance of Front-Facing Books-- and How to Display Them

If you’ve followed me for any period of time at all, then you know by now that I LOVE our front-facing bookshelf. It was an investment we chose to make almost 4 years ago (see photo below), and it has been worth every single penny. 1,309 more words

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Why and How We Rotate Books

Do you ever wonder why your children don’t seem excited to grab books off of your shelves full of amazing and wonderful reads more frequently? Did your children, like mine, receive so many new books for the holidays that you’re not really sure what to do with them? 837 more words

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How Our Family Uses Audiobooks

Since I started my Instagram page at the end of July, the questions I get most often are related to how to use audiobooks with kids– when did we start, how do my kids listen, what books have they enjoyed, etc. 1,266 more words

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Keeping Hands and Bodies Busy While Listening to Stories

One of the frustrations people most frequently voice to me centers around feeling like their children (or students) aren’t paying attention while listening to stories. But, literacy and brain research experts have shown that fidgeting or moving one’s body actually fired brain connections that help learning and listening happen more effectively? 1,217 more words

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