I am Justice Penguin Blog Tour

“Whether it’s English, Spanish or any other language, our dreams are often the same: A loving family, kind friends. A safe place to call home and the change to reach our potential.” I am Sonia Sotomayor I am Justice Blog Tour is a perfect opportunity to share this wonderful book about a very important woman […]

Mrs. Wordsmith Review with Tips on Implementation

What is Mrs. Wordsmith? Do you want to improve your child’s language and vocabulary? Check out this amazing product, Mrs. Wordsmith. After seeing it on Instagram, I contacted the company to receive a copy for review. As a speech language pathologist, I am passionate about vocabulary growth in children, specifically those with special needs and […]

Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet

Are you looking for a spooky Halloween book that will help target literacy and language goals? Review Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet by Pepper Springfield and illustrated by Kristy Caldwell is another inventive book in the Bobs and Tweets series. In TRICK OR TWEET, the Bobs and Tweets are all set for a big Bonefish […]

Chomp Goes the Alligator

Are you looking for an interactive and fun children’s book for your young child? Check out Chomp Goes the Alligator by Matthew Van Fleet. Matthew Van Fleet writes and illustrates interactive picture books that can keep a young child learning and busy with so many different components to his books. Chomp Goes the Alligator is […]

I Am a Traveler Tour: A Review of I am Jane Goodall

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall As my readers know, I am very big fan of Brad Meltzer’s wonderful series, Ordinary People Change The […]

Benefits of Audio Books for Children with Special Needs

Do you have any road trips planned for the rest of the summer? Have you fallen behind in reading aloud to your child? Try audio books! Audio books won’t replace reading aloud to your child but it can be wonderful way to experience literacy in a different way and together. I have been a member […]

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 […]

Orton-Gillingham to the Rescue! A Guest Post by Karina Richland

Thank you Karina for your informative post! Learning to read and spell in English would be so simple if all similar-sounds were spelled the same. They aren’t. English has so many difficult spelling rules! Take for example the letter ‘a’ as in the word ‘cake.’ The long ‘a’ sound is written differently in different words, […]