Month: May 2021

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Hans Christian Andersen

In the past, April the 2nd has been chosen to mark this day for young literature lovers because its the same date as Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday. As the author of many famous children’s stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christian Andersen is a well-known name in the world of classic children\’s books. His …

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A summer reading solution for reluctant readers

Yay summer! Bring on the sun, fun, and FREEDOM! As adults, we can completely understand our youngster\’s reluctance to do any sort of \”school-y\” things during the off-season; but we also have a responsibility to keep little minds sharp. Not long ago, the AP blog shared some great info on offering up books that pique …

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All serious club sport athletes and parents should read this!

Parents of teens in competitive youth sports have been in a holding pattern for many months, but as Spring 2021 arrives, so does a level of normalcy for athletes. Now that things are slowly shifting back to pre-COVID-19 times, student-athletes are revisiting their plan to fund college through a full-ride sports scholarship. But this is …

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Summer Reading Tree: Forming “Roots” for Motivated Readers

There is never a shortage of Summer Reading programs for kids once school ends and many offer prizes, points, graphs, and charts as a way to keep your child reading during the summer months. This is not a bad thing at all. But as a lifelong learner, educator, and mom I can tell you that …

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Green and Environmental Kidlit Books.

11 Green and Environmental Books for Young Conservationists

Making reading an adventure and not a “task/ chore/requirement” during the summer months is a great way to help increase the desire to read and keep them interested as well. Sit down together and pick out your summer reading or make a family trip to the library. When my now-adult kids were young, reading while in the …

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Two Books for the Appreciators of Simple Living

In a recent New York Times article, writer Kevin Roose noted a new trend that seemed to be sweeping the nation. The working class, after the last year+ of pandemic worries and job loss, are reevaluating their lives and opting for simplicity and flexibility over excess and 60-hour workweeks. With self-employment on the rise and …

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