Read Alouds: From Birth Until Forever

A few weeks after my son was born, my mom traveled up for a visit with a surprise in tow.  She brought a bin of my old bedtime stories; books that I hadn’t seen in years.  As a teacher and childcare provider before that, I’ve gotten to know children’s books; but these…THESE books were particular to…

It’s Time To Start Gossiping

She’s right, you know.  The above is one of my favorite quotes of all time, said by a woman I truly admire.  I’ll admit it: I used “gossiping” to draw you in (hi!).  We adults should not be modeling destructive, judgmental talk in any way.  We can, however, discuss people and their actions to enrich a child’s vocabulary.  Eleanor Roosevelt…