Seek and Find and Color Me Bookmark for Kids

The other day I found myself at the local library donating, among other things, some professionally printed bookmarks that I designed for the kiddos.  Then it dawned on me that I’d have greater reach if I made these bookmarks available to, well, everyone.     So that’s what I did.   This fun, visual skill-building …

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Guiding Our Children Back to Character

It was the year 2016.  In the United States, it was the year of the Strangest.  Election.  Ever.  We survived it of course, and by that I mean the presidential election finally ended.  Hallelujah!   Okay, enough with the melodrama.  Still, parents across the nation, regardless of candidate preference, worried about the negative after-effects that …

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A Surprise Lesson for The Books, and for Parents

If you happen to love physical books as much as I do, then be prepared to gasp at what I’m about to share with you.   Recently I mustered up the courage to do the unthinkable.   I placed my entire collection of books into a pile.   The books that I’ve been collecting for …

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How to Help Children Who Worry

Do you ever catch a case of the worries?  Right.  You’re a parent.  That’s a silly question.  We all worry at least a little sometimes.  But when children’s worries and anxiety become too big for them to handle, what do you do?  How do you help them self-regulate back to a more peaceful state?   …

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Seek and Find and Color Me Pumpkins for Halloween

It’s that spooky time of year again, Halloween!  And while I already have a roundup of Halloween printables waiting for you, I decided that you might enjoy something new this year.  Introducing… Seek and Find and Color-Me Pumpkins! Print the page (it’s free with sign-up), then let the kids go to town with crayons, markers …

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To Say Or Not To Say Dyslexia

We call them by many names.  Learning differences.  Learning difficulties.  Learning disabilities.  Reading disabilities. Learning disorders.  Learning struggles.  Learning challenges.  Unique learning styles…   Oy!     Regardless of what we call them, they do have a way of making the lives of young learners and their families rather miserable.  Especially when it comes time …

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Does Rhythm and Music Make Better Readers?

We’ve all seen them.  Dancing baby videos.  As soon as the music begins, away those chubby little legs go, jamming to the beat.  I dare you to look away from the irresistible cuteness.  You can’t do it, can you?   Whether that diaper-clad star of the show moves in time with the beat or not …

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