Books on Parade

Books on Parade

Why do I put children’s books on display when I no longer have young children in my home? In 2 words: to inspire. First of all, we all love children’s books in our family. Having been raised on reading, our family enjoys children’s books still. 

January 2020 Books

January 2020 Books

It’s the evening of January 31, and I wanted to record the books that I shared during this past month before moving on to February. I LOVED getting to share these books. There are some remarkable stories here–especially that of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, whose parents 

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 

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