If you couldn’t read, how would you get a job, pay bills or rent an apartment? Adult literacy remains a challenge in the U.S. and why parents, teachers and caregivers must focus on early childhood development. When I was about … Continue reading →
Funny, thoughtful and enlightening…just a few words to describe the favorite children’s books of 2012 as chosen by Mara Alperts, Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library. Enjoy these gems that are certain to boost early childhood development.
7 Ways to Teach Your Child to Read Cutbacks in education nationwide underscore the need for parental involvement in our children’s learning. Dwindling funds have forced school officials in dozens of states, notably California, to cut spending, not only for … Continue reading →
When it’s time to play rough, my two boys know daddy’s their go-to guy. But when it’s time to settle down and read, it’s all me. My son’s kindergarten requires us to submit a monthly log of the books we … Continue reading →
This post was meant to cover the value of storytime. Instead, it’s turned out to be a very complimentary review of a what I’ll call a “cuddler book”—one of Alicia Keys favorites as it’s guaranteed to facilitate bonding time. Storytimes … Continue reading →