Archive for tag 'reading'


Gift for Early Readers and Writers

Now that Juliet is in kindergarten, she is starting to learn how to read, write, and spell. Fiona, who knows all her letters, is also learning how to write her name, letters and numbers in preschool. Both girls are doing wonderfully and the school helps them practice in a lot of fun and memorable ways. […]


Parenting Like a Librarian

I liked this post on Offspring about how to parent like a librarian, which means surrounding your home with a wide range of things that may spark your child’s curiosity, but letting them explore their natural curiosity at their own pace. The simplicity of this idea resonated with me because we’ve been taking a similar unschooling approach […]


My Summer Reading List

Summer reading is my favorite kind of reading. I have more energy when it’s light out when I wake up and when my kids go up and find myself staying up later (and even occasionally waking up earlier) to read. Whether it’s a page turning mystery, an easy breezy beach read, a gripping thriller, or […]


How to Raise a Bookworm

My parents were first generation immigrants whose second language was English, and like many immigrants who were busy endlessly working, they never read books to me as a kid. Perhaps it was due to it being a simpler time with less distractions and less to do, but I was lucky to develop a love of reading anyway. […]

Summer Reading Activities for School Age Kids

After BeBe’s first year of elementary school, I’m loving the relaxed summer schedule. But, I want to prevent the summer slide. This is when kids lose literacy skills during the summer because they don’t have a chance to practice their academic skills. With that in mind, and because we love books, I wanted to do something […]

Using Pig Latin to Teach Your Kids to Read

Last year Charlie watched an episode of Teen Titans that featured the characters speaking pig latin. He was immediately obsessed with learning this “language” and has been using it regularly since. He was 6 years old and could read, so it was easy for him to pick up. I’m sure most of you are aware of […]

The Help

What, When, & How to Read More When You’re a Mom

Like many of you, I love reading and want to read more this year. To keep me accountable and hopefully provide a little inspiration to my fellow book lovers, I’ve committed to sharing my reading progress this year on Hellobee (you can find my January update here!). Loving and wanting to read is one thing; […]

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