Archive for tag 'reading'

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 [...]


Favorite Interactive Books for Babies and Toddlers (Who Don’t Like to Read)

Charlie has always loved reading since he was an itty bitty baby. We started reading 3-4 books to him before every nap at 4 months as part of his routine, so he usually “read” 10+ books every day. His favorite gift from his first birthday was this set of Baby Einstein Alphabooks. He memorized his [...]

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“So, how are you teaching him to read?”…

…is a question I am asked semi-frequently. And the answer? Um, I’m not. At least not in the formal sense that people seem to be referring to. And that’s because in my almost 12 years of teaching, I have found that the most important factor in building a strong, life-long reader is a solid foundation, [...]


Montessori life: Sensitive Periods

Montessori educators often talk about “Sensitive periods.”  These are times in which children are primed to learn.  As parents, it is important to recognize when sensitive periods are happening because they represent opportunities that we can use to guide our children’s development while respecting their needs.  During sensitive periods, children become intrigued (almost obsessive) with [...]

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