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Birthdays Are Meant to Be Celebrated

Parked at Hobby Lobby, I turned to my almost two-year-old daughter and said, We’re here! Would you like to pick out party hats for your birthday party?   Party hats! She screamed as she double fisted her hands in the air and begged me to take her out of her car seat, right now!  

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What Lies Do You Believe?

For years I have been making New Year’s resolutions and for years I have failed. What starts out as I got this turns into a cycle of tomorrow, next week, next month, and finally, forget it!   Desperately wanting a successful year, I decided to take a different approach in January of 2018. I ditched

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Someone Who is Present

Do you love making and crossing things off your to-do list? I do.   I enjoy sipping my first cup of coffee while I scan my sticky note titled, Today’s Agenda. As I sip, I prioritize my plan of action.   One evening I was quite proud of myself because I finished everything on my

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What’s Your Hurry?

Running errands is not fun for me. So, I glance at my list of the places I need to go and set a goal. How quickly can I get to town, complete my errands, and be back home? If I don’t stop for a coffee, I think I can do it in three hours. Ready,

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Crabby People Need Grace

Why are you crabby? You told me all you wanted for Christmas was a card. What could you possibly be crabby about? Of course, I’m crabby! Nicholas, it’s February. This is a combined Valentine’s Day/Christmas card. Excuse me if I’m not jumping up and down with gratitude. And don’t tell me I’m crabby. Pointing out

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Daughters Need Confidence Modeled

Left foot        Left foot               Left foot                        Right   Red feet, slow feet, clown feet and fuzzy fur feet are just a few of the many feet you meet when you turn the pages of

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Watch 'n Read

Watch Your Words

Easter Book Recommendations

Valentine's Day Book Recommendations

Incorporating Food with a Book

Display Books by their Covers

Let's Talk Library Bags​

Are you a parent that cringes when a pediatrician tells you how important reading aloud to your child is? Do you slouch in guilt when your child’s teacher sends out a newsletter to remind parents to read at least 15 minutes a day with your student each night? Do you throw your hands up in defeat when you finally attempt to read with your son/daughter but they don’t seem interested?  

 

Dear Sister, breathe a sigh of relief. I may not hold all the answers, but I am here to help!

 

As a former Kindergarten teacher, I am slightly obsessed with finding creative ways to make reading fun for kiddos. I firmly believe that if you are intentional about choosing good books and making reading fun for your child, they will want to learn the art of reading for themselves.

In the Watch ‘n Read portion of my blog, you will find FUN and EASY tutorials, practical advice, and quick videos to demonstrate ways you can help your child make reading the best part of their day.

 

As always, I would love to hear from you! Tell me what you do to make reading fun for your children at home. Let me know if you attempted a Watch ‘n Read idea and if your son/daughter enjoyed it. Take the advice given in this blog and contribute how you modified it to make it enjoyable to your child.

 

Sisters, we all share the desire for our kids to excel at reading. Join me in the team huddle! Let’s support and encourage one another with ideas to make reading more fun for our little ones!

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