Parenting


book fair
School book fairs are a great way to build your family’s home library while supporting your child’s school.  Studies have shown that children with more books in their home do better in school than their classmates with fewer books in their homes.  It is a great goal to build a […]

6 Book Fair Tips You Need to Know


The Read-Aloud Handbook
The Read-Aloud Handbook is not a new book.  In fact, the first edition was published in 1979, and my mom used that edition as a reference for choosing books to read aloud to me when I was young.  But the information that Jim Trelease includes in the handbook is arguably […]

The Read-Aloud Handbook




Grandpa reading aloud
The more I read about reading, literacy, and growing readers, the more I realize just how important reading aloud to our children actually is.  Why is it so important? Why Reading Aloud is So Important According to ReadAloud.org, “Children who are read aloud to by parents get a head start […]

Reading Aloud: Trouble-Shooting Tips






Rev War Book Pairing Set
The idea of putting books together that complement each other is called “Book Pairing.”  Book pairings can be made by combining fictional books with fictional books, non-fiction books with other non-fiction books, or fictional books with non-fiction books.  Reading paired books together or back to back can lead to a […]

Book Pairings in 5 Simple Steps