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This is how you can wean your child off of too much screen time

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain — Neuroimaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain “Taken together, [studies show] internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional processing, executive attention, decision […]

Lois Lenski — Best Read-Alouds Ever

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Strawberry Girl The Little Fire Engine Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison Flood Friday Houseboat Girl Judy’s Journey Prairie School Now It’s Fall The Little Sailboat The Little Farm Papa Small High-Rise Secret Texas Tomboy Blue Ridge Billy Ocean-Born Mary […]

Pilgrim’s Progress for Children

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Best children’s version of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress

The Scottish Chiefs and a Battle Against Nation-Building

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here we have a thirteenth-century Scotland overrun by tyrants — English soldiers doing the bidding of their King Edward who was bent on nation-building and greed. Here we have a freedom-minded people who acknowledge none but the laws of God and […]

Even a cricket can be a friend

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill (illustrated by Evaline Ness) is my new favorite children’s read-aloud. On his way home with the cows one evening, six-year-old Jay catches a cricket and makes it his friend. A Pocketful of Cricket was […]

Ten books you’ll love to read aloud to your teenagers this summer

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Don’t make the mistake of abandoning your read-aloud routine once the children grow older. Reading aloud to older children is just as valuable a use of your time as well as your children’s. Even into the teenage years, continue to protect […]

Ten books you’ll love to read aloud to your children this summer

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here are some read-alouds which will liven up those long, lazy days of summer. Tell us what you think. Have you read them yet? The Matchlock Gun — Walter Edmonds Will Edward be brave and follow his mother’s instructions in protecting […]

Grammy Reads

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Grammy reads

More Favorite Books to Read Aloud

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I started reading aloud to my children in 1981 after the birth of our fourth child. Naturally, all along I had been reading the baby picture books so often read to little children, but it was in that year that I […]

Read-alouds — strengthening bonds and minds

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Hello Laurie, These are adorable pictures! So sweet! The girl with fawn is a stunning photo with those colors and expression. Good job, photographer – and it was probably snapped in a moment! I am so glad we did all those read-a-louds. We still do them. Even the big kids love that. They are thinking, […]

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