Archive for tag 'reading'


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

I love setting goals and would love to impart that ambition to my son, so when I found out about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program at my local library, I was excited to have something new to do with Jacobi that also had an end goal! While I definitely want to continue reading well [...]

Why read to your kids?

Reading to our kids from birth is incredibly important and thankfully, the importance of reading to children is not debatable. But with busy schedules, it is easy to let reading slip to the wayside, especially if our kids don’t have a natural love of books. I will be honest… there are some days that pass [...]


Surgery by Seuss

The other day I was riding along in the car with the girls. My Garmin, friendly little device that it is, popped up a little reminder. Apparently my map needed to be updated. Thanks for that, Garmin. I found myself saying, not entirely under my breath, “My map is old, my teeth are gold. I [...]

Oh the books we will read!

Mrs. Sketchbook had a great post recently about a monthly book subscription, but I was sad to read that “children from high income families-by age 4-hear a total of 32 million more words spoken in their homes than children from low-income families.” So I think it’s important to start reading to children from birth, and to continue to reading [...]



Drake recently turned 3 and has become very interested in reading — not just being read to but reading himself. Drake has always had a huge interest in letters so I think this might just be a natural next step for him as he starts to recognize more and more sight words. He has been [...]


My Favorite ABC Books

I honestly think that Lil’ CB learned his letters from just reading lots and lots of ABC books from the time he came home at 15 months. By 2, he knew most of his capital letters and some lowercase letters and I swear, I never showed him a single flashcard! ;) We did, however, read [...]

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A Special Delivery from The Ferst Foundation

Last week, Scribble got a very special package in the mail: His very first book from the Read to Me Library, courtesy of the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy! The Ferst Foundation is an organization in Georgia that encourages literacy by sending children one book per month from birth to five years of age (for [...]

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