From Preschool to Kindergarten

It is time for SUMMER BREAK and I know parents, as much as children are ready for SUMMER FUN. Well, although summer means taking a break from the daily routine of school work and school-related things, I am a true believer in mixing learning with fun. Yes, you can have fun and learn at the same time, and it is my goal to make transitioning your child from Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten into Kindergarten painless.  This is an exciting time.  Your child entering Kindergarten and gaining independence along the way is a great reward. I have some tips and activities that will help you…

5 Ways to Encourage Diversity in Your Household

  In my household it is very important to show my children diversity in everything that we do.  Most times when this task is left up to society, a culture gets lost and stereotypes are created and assumptions are made, which most times can trigger hidden racism. Children are exposed to much more than I was as a child. With the media and how information is delivered it is hard to shield our children from real life, which in some cases means answering the hard questions. A fellow blogger wrote an article about empowering our children so they are prepared…

Paper Books vs Digital Books

Ok, so this has been a topic of discussion among myself and other moms and teachers, what is better paper or digital books? About two months ago I started a six month subscription to the new Netflix of books, Epic. Now when I first read about the program, I was completely and utterly super excited to have all these books right at the touch of a computer or tablet button.  Reading has never been something that I have had to beg my kids to do, but making time for the library and bookstore has in the past been a problem.  I…

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

A new book series has just been released for all the preschool and kindergarten early readers in the world. Tori’s Books are a collection of sight word learning books with colorful pictures and easy to follow language. The repetition and playful story will have your child reading independently and to others. I am very proud of this series of books, mostly because my daughter who is the inspiration for The Middle Child Luck series is the illustrator. The books are available on kindle and iTunes.  Please write a review or comment and let us know how you liked the books.  Two…