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Treating books with kindness

This goes along with my last post, about considering books as a “treasure.” Once you think of books that way, you can’t help but have a certain reverence for them and this in turn reinforces the idea that they contain something valuable. Accordingly, I don’t allow books on the floor, […]

Reading theory Tips

A book is a treasure chest

When I see a book, I think of it as a “treasure chest.” The person who opens the cover will discover infinite possibilities – excitement, emotion, great characters, facts, new ideas! When I leave a book on my son’s bed for him to “find,” it’s like I’m leaving him buried […]

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Why I love the library: Part I

There are so many great ways to enjoy the library. This post is the first of many, as I share with you a love of libraries. Being enthusiastic about libraries rubs off on children, and the library can become a place where kids feel comfortable and empowered. When my son […]

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Election literacy

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 […]