Still the most important work

Still the most important work

(Painting: Plate 2 of ‘Urizen’: ‘Teach these Souls to Fly’ ?1796 William Blake 1757-1827 Purchased 1922 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N03696) I was watching the video below (of a recent UNICEF meeting) as I got ready this morning, and the thought that came to me is that the most…

Sharing the Bread

Sharing the Bread

Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Zietlow Miller. Illustrated by Jill McElmurry. New to us in 2019. this charming book shows the whole family working together to prepare the Thanksgiving dinner. Taking place in 19th century America, father and little brother heats…

Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. CJ’s grandma takes him two places on Sundays: to church and then to the soup kitchen. They ride the bus. CJ wants to know why they have to take the bus…why…

Give Them Wings to Fly, part 2: Nov.14 literacy meeting videos

Give Them Wings to Fly, part 2: Nov.14 literacy meeting videos

Last week we held a follow-up literacy meeting to the one in October. (Go here to learn about the impact parents and caregivers have on pre-emergent literacy skill development in children, which is to say how much parents affect their children’s brain development from age…

Give them wings to fly

Give them wings to fly

Yesterday I was in Costco in the cheese section, snatching up a sample of hummus and naan, when I overhead a young father singing to his baby in the car seat. I couldn’t resist: I had to compliment him on helping his child develop preemergent…

The Rewards of Literacy Span Generations

The Rewards of Literacy Span Generations

(This was a quilt that we made as a stake Relief Society for our new library in Riverton, Utah, about 20 years ago. In the bottom left-hand corner, my mom is reading to Sarah and Nathan.) Literacy is the ability to read and write. Those…