Spring books for kids are great fun, because they encompass so much. Animal babies and hibernating and bugs and flowers and gardens and rainy days…there’s so much there. Personally, I’m always drawn to books about flowers (maybe because it takes so long before we can plant them here?). And if you need a grown-up book […]
I don’t have any New Year’s resolutions. Wait! No! I have one. I’m going to learn to make risotto this year. That’s it. One.
(This post contains affiliate links.) Read something with your child. Not to teach them anything. Not to practice sounding out words or get an early start on learning to read. Just because sometimes there’s no greater feeling than sitting down, with a kid on your lap, looking at pictures and books together. Figuring things out […]
So a summer reading list ain’t just any reading list. It’s a science, my friend. No one wants anything too ponderous over the summer. You want fun, and adventure, and mystery, and not too much thinking. Or at least, if you’re going to be thinking, you don’t want to realize you’re thinking, you know?
So for the past month or so, I’ve been reading the above — “Pinterest Savvy” by Melissa Taylor — and participating in a facebook group where Melissa’s been teaching us her Wise Pinteresty Ways. And I’m learnin’ stuff, people.
When it comes to reading, my son is a fantasy-loving geek like his mama. During our quiet reading time, right before bed, he’ll reach for Percy Jackson or Harry Potter or The Hobbit. But, as I’ve mentioned before, the kids don’t have required reading lists at school. It’s as though everyone is so excited the kids are reading, that no one’s concentrating on what […]