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9 Simple Strategies for Reluctant Readers

May 03, 2017 Becky Thada

9 Simple Strategies for Reluctant Readers

My two daughters are really fascinated with books. Reading together is one of our favorite things to do. But this is not the case for every child. You may be doing all the right things and still your budding reader looks more wilted than blossoming. Boys especially can struggle with the utility of reading. Sometimes they've not been exposed to books that they enjoy and they just don't see the point. If your reader is getting frustrated and has lost that spark for learning, take heart! You can reignite a flame from the smoldering coals. Start with your child's interests. Does she...


Rainy Day Fun

November 18, 2016 Becky Thada

Rainy Day Fun

I'll be honest. I'm guilty of being the mom that says, "No don't step in the puddle! Walk around it!" I have no interest in doing more laundry or buying more shoes. But in the right setting, we love getting out our rain boots, jackets, and umbrellas (is it just my kids who obsess about umbrellas?). Puddles and "rivers" formed in the streets are great fun for jumping in, throwing leaves and sticks into, or just watching in a sort of mesmerized way (I'm all for this type of hypnosis because it means my children are holding still!). I have...

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