Hoppity by A. A. Milne Christopher Robin goesHoppity, hoppity,Hoppity, hoppity, hop. Whenever I tell himPolitely to stop it, heSays he can’t possibly stop. If he stopped hopping,He couldn’t go anywhere,Poor little ChristopherCouldn’t go anywhere… That’s why he always goesHoppity, hoppity,Hoppity,Hoppity,Hop.
How many times have you said, “My child’s not a reader.” If you’ve said it, he’s heard it. The way we define our children goes a long way towards making them that way. So if we tell people our child’s not interested in reading, he’ll live up to that expectation. […]
Elections provide great opportunities for reading. Not just the words themselves, but what everything on an election sign means. My son and I discussed the concept of the “incumbent,” sparked by the word “re-elect” on a sign we saw. Check out an election sign, and talk to your child about […]
I was talking to a mom at baseball practice on the weekend. She said her son wasn’t reading at grade-level, and she’s just signed him up for an expensive course to teach him phonics. (Or read this blog – for free. Plus it’s more fun. But I digress.) Another mom […]
Would your child read a sentence if he knew he’d be rewarded with a Hershey’s Kiss? For kids who are really resisting reading, here’s an idea that makes reading instantly fun and rewarding. Hide a Hershey’s Kiss in the child’s room. Then, put a note on his pillow that says […]