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Reading Can Sound When Order is Found

Do you listen to music when you drive? Do you listen to an audiobook when you wash dishes? Do you doodle when you listen to a speaker? We tend to keep our hands busy while we listen. Yet, we get frustrated if our kiddo won’t sit still while we read to them.  Like adults, all

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February – What I’m Loving/What We’re Reading

Does anyone else feel like they just flipped the calendar to February and now we’re in March already?! Crazy. Business. You guys! My baby boy will be a month old on Tuesday, March 2. I can’t even. So, let’s change the subject!! What I Am Loving: #1. Stained Glass Coloring Books Have you heard of

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Prepare for Hair Care

Do you have a daughter? If so, do you struggle with how to organize all their hair clips, bobby pins, ponytails, and headbands? I know I have! I thought a designated drawer in the bathroom to hold all my daughter’s hair accessories was the solution to keeping them organized. I was wrong. Yes, all the

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If Sitting is Easier than Serving

“Seriously, Nic? Seriously?!”  My husband watched our 4-year-old and 21-month-old daughters while I attended a dentist appointment. I was gone for two hours. Two. Hours. So yes, I was slightly irritated when I came home to my family sitting in front of the television wrapping up a two-hour movie. Seriously?! I was frustrated with Nic.

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Tidy Tip: Elevating Earrings

Are you a jewelry person?    For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed wearing jewelry. Whether it is a dainty necklace, chunky bracelet, or dangle earrings, I feel more “put together” when I have a statement piece of jewelry to compliment my outfit.    Knowing my love of jewelry AND desire to

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Packing for Kids Made Easy

Today is Tidy-Tip Tuesday!   But first…can I plleeaasse introduce you to my sweet BOY?!   Carson Dean Brouwer was born on February 2, 2021 at 7 AM. He weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Carson Dean Brouwer Due to Covid-19, we were not allowed to have visitors at the hospital.

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Watch 'n Read

Children's Message: Use Your Gifts

Children's Message: God Made You Special!

Children's Message: Mother's Day

Children's Message: Why Pray?

Easter Children's Message

Children's Message: Complaining

Children's Message: Worry

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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