Tag Archives: family classic reading time

19 Jul

Childhood is a precious time! Summer is a grand time for relaxation, family trips or mini-vacations. Time to get in the car, drive to cool campgrounds, parks and beaches. Time for play. Time to get into nature and hopefully ‘unplug’. While driving, listen to a story and play old fashioned games instead of your kids turning on electronics.  Road trips can’t be beat for educational mileage. Summer is a time to find seashells and turn branches and blankets into forts. Or use…..

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26 Jan

Once kids start reading on their own, you can’t beat Captain Underpants or other fun books. But today I’m talking about classic core literature, time-tested beloved junior novels, which always delight and make you think. By second or third grade you can start moving into family friendly novels from early reader or short chapter books. Parents, it’s important to keep reading long past toddler time. The 20 minutes a day pleasure reading goal is a good baseline. But why not…..

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