Adagio Tea Review plus KidLit picks!

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by the company Adagio Teas. During the summer, there is nothing better than a refreshing drink such as an iced tea made at home. Although I do like my sweets, I don’t enjoy beverages with tons of sugar and enjoy a drink  with refresh and natural flavors. […]

Teaching Children with Autism about Character Perspective

As a member of the International Literacy Association, I enjoy receiving articles about literacy and evidence based strategies that are practical and interesting. In the latest journal of The Reading Teacher, July/August 2018, I gravitated towards the article titled, Understanding Character Perspective: Strategies to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Elizabeth G. Finnegan and […]

Improve Your Child’s Language and Learning in 20 Minutes

Do you want to improve your child’s language and learning in 20 minutes? Since beginning my website in 2012, I have become passionate about learning different literacy strategies to improve read alouds with my children. These skills have also helped me as a speech language pathologist and children’s book author. This eBook that I wrote […]

Curiosity The Story of a Mars Rover

Do you have a child that loves space? How about the planet Mars? One of my favorite books that I have purchased recently is the picture book Curiosity The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum. This book contains facts that both children and adults can learn from and be inspired by. The beautiful […]

How to Prepare A Teen with Special Needs for a Part Time Job

With summer upon us, I wanted to share this wonderful guest post by Ron Stefanski, who is the founder of www.JobsForTeensHQ.com and has a passion for helping teenagers find jobs. Preparing a child with special needs for  a part time job can be challenging and Ron offers some good advice on this topic. Another great way […]

Teaching a Growth Mindset through Children’s Literature

As a member of the International Literacy Association, I receive the magazine Literacy Today. In this last issue of Literacy Today, I read a wonderful article about the Growth Mindset and Children’s Literature. What is the growth mindset? According to the authors in the article, this is the “belief that one’s intelligence and skills can […]

Don’t Eat That!

I love children’s books that are illustrated and written by cartoonists. When Don’t Eat That! arrived in my mailbox I knew immediately that I would love the book! This book releases today so get your copy now. Don’t Eat That! written and illustrated by Drew Sheneman starts with a scene of a large brown bear in […]

Just Under the Clouds

Are you looking for a book to help teach empathy?  When I received the novel, Just Under the Clouds in the mail for review from Penguin, I was immediately drawn to the story. As a passionate reader of all children’s literature both young and old, I was looking forward to reading the book. On a rainy […]

Lines that Wiggle, review and author interview

When my son came home one day from his visit at the school library, he was so excited to show me the book he chose, lines that wiggle. When we read this book together, I was immediately drawn to the artistic way that the book was written and illustration. The author, Candace Whitman and illustrator, […]

Yumble

Do you find it hard cooking for your kids every night? Being a working mom, I find it so difficult getting a healthy meal on the table every night. Since both of my kids have different likes/dislikes, finding the time to cook separate meals can be challenging. When I saw Yumble on Instagram a couple […]