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 […]
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
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
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
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
Pilgrimage: A Modern Seeker’s Guide by Evans Bowen is inspired by the author’s 40-day hike across the El Camino Santiago in Spain. This travel and spirituality-based book will ignite our wander’s soul and reveal how a sacred journey of the heart can be as close as your own backyard.