7 Ways to Enocourage a Love of Reading

With our PLCP Read-a-thon coming up it seems like a perfect time to talk about reading with our kiddos. It doesn’t matter if your little one enjoys picture books, comic books, chapter books or anything in between, watching those little eyes light up when they strike an interest is pretty amazing! But if you have a little one who hasn’t quite found his or her reading nitch, here are some helpful hints to encourage that love of reading by Charlotte Meryman from FamilyFun (reposted in Parents magazine)…

7 Ways to Encourage a Love of Reading

Teaching Children How to Dress Themselves

How do you see the first day of school playing out for your family?  I would say ours will be somewhat organized chaos, full of “but why mommy”, “but I wanted to eat breakfast with daddy”, “but I dont need to go potty” and then the inevitable “I really, really need to poop, right NOW” as we are finally walking out the door.  I do feel incredibly lucky that our little fashionista started dressing herself a little before age 2.  Her outfits may be, how shall I say this, ‘original, creative and fashion forward’, but if she does it herself who really cares, right?  Taking away the getting dressed struggle does seem to help us during the time crunch of school mornings.  Here are some helpful hints about encouraging and teaching kiddos to dress themselves from the website The Inspired Treehouse.  Happy reading…

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