Kids learn more when they read

One of the most important ways we can help children learn is by reading to them.It helps children develop the mental processes of motivation, curiosity, and memory.

One of the most important ways we can help children learn is by reading to them.

  • It helps children develop the mental processes of motivation, curiosity, and memory.
  • It helps children develop early language skills.
  • It provides a time for one-to-one attention and affection, which encourages children to have positive feelings about reading.
  • It can help children cope during times of stress or tragedy.

Learn more at this link from the American Medical Association-

Reading to children-Advice for parents

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exploring the HEART of health through reading

Find out how reading changed my life from my guest post at Let’s Create.

Reading-The fastest way to everywhere

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5 LESSONS ON CLASS

5 lessons on class- what a teacher learned from her students

This is a post I “re-blogged” from other writer in my early blog days. I don’t do that now but I’m glad to see the post is still up . Thanks to Rebecca Burtam for allowing sharing of her blog post.

My favorite  lesson in this piece is number 5 ” what you do matters” . I try to live my life that way and the people who have helped me along the way did too.

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CLASS LESSONS

Sometimes the lessons we learn don’t come from the textbook. Looking back on the group of students that just completed their 8th grade year, I realize they taught me several lessons.

During the graduation ceremony, every teacher commented on what a distinct pleasure these students were to work with. We all recognized that this group had something different from those in years past- CLASS. These students know how to live and learn well.

5 lessons in living well, courtesy of the 8th grade class of 2015:

WORK HARD

Our society is beginning to overflow with individuals who feel entitled and believe the world should be handed to them on a silver platter. The class of 2015 stood out because the culture of the class encouraged hard work. These students did not complain about work; they attacked it.

They did not expect to receive high grades or praise without putting in the effort. I had many students do assignments…

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