I recently wrote a piece about the importance of validating children’s feelings in some of the most difficult moments. I truly believe emotional intelligence is one of the most important characteristics humans can possess, and it’s potentially one of the hardest to refine. Developing emotional intelligence in our children is no easy task, but it’s […]
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An interactive storytime with Phoenix Country Day School Lower School teachers geared toward ages 3-5.
The National Education Association’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that encourages every child in every community at every reading level to celebrate the importance and love of reading on March 2, which also happens to be the birthday of amazing children’s author Dr. Seuss! Across the country reading events […]
Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always. -Margery Williams “The Velveteen Rabbit” My baby shower theme was a “children’s books” inspired party. It encouraged everything exciting about literature that I remember as a child: getting lost in stories, believing in the imaginary … lives and treasures as illusive as […]
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald School is starting up again, you will see it again and again: read, read, read to your kids. As someone who loves reading myself, I am a big believer in this sentiment. If you can read well, you can learn anything. I think that […]
My mom bought a neat book for my daughter for Christmas that has lots of fun craft ideas for girls in it. Flipping through it, we decided the first craft we wanted to make was a dream catcher for E’s bedroom. We used the book as well as some online instructions for inspiration. We were […]
It was a big day in our household. Our daughter (6) approached me with what she thought was a big request: “Mom, could we go to the bookstore and buy me a chapter book?” Inside, I was throwing a party. The most casual response I could give her was “Honey, I will never deny you […]