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I love reading!! It's my inspiration for this blog. I enjoy how books "allow you to travel around the world without moving an inch". (Movie: The Namesake)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Audio Book Month

The month of June celebrates AUDIO BOOKS!!!! When our children were smaller, they loved listening to audio books.  Local libraries usually provide varied selections.  Visit your local library and listen up:-)!!  I googled a few sites; enjoy:-).


Monday, April 12, 2010

2010 National Library Week (April 11-17)!!!

I looove my library!!!  http://cowetapubliclibrary.sirsi.net/rooms/portal/page/Sirsi_HOME

To honor National Library Week, I challenge all of my followers to visit, support, and get a library card at your community library.  The reward is priceless:-)!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010!!

I felt this was a wonderful opportunity.  After visiting my favorite blog http://womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com, I decided to join the party!!! I'm #849 on the "Family Friendly" Blog List.  If you blog, follow, or are an aspiring blogger; give it a look!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Is Poetry Month!!!

Today begins poetry month!!! Poetry has always been a catharsis for me;-).  My favorite poet is the Honorable Ms. Maya Angelou.   

I would like to share a poem I wrote after a conversation I had with my daughter (age 4 at the time) while deployed to Iraq (05-06).

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"Hi Mommy!"
"Hi Gwenyth!" "How are you?"
"Mommy, when are you coming home?"
"I'll be home in the summertime."
"When is that?"
"When the flowers have bloomed and the grass is green."
"When you come home everything will be like new again, right Mommy?"
"That's right Gwenyth."
"I love you!"
"I love you too Mommy! o.k."
"O.k., Let me speak to your Daddy.........."

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Prepare Your Toddler for Reading

This article from "Reading Rockets"( www.readingrockets.org)  provides tips on how to prepare your toddler(s) for reading success. Give it  a read!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Online Audio Stories

I subscribe to "TheApple", "Where Teachers Meet and Learn" http://theapple.monster.com/.   While browsing in the "Teacher's Lounge", I found a cool website to reinterate my previous post "Read Aloud".  Children can listen to the classics being read aloud or download them to an ipod or MP3 player.  Check it out!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Read Aloud!

Our children enjoy when we read aloud to them.  Especially, when we change our voice for each character.  I happened upon these sites and found them richly informative for educators and parents:  www.literacyconnections.com and www.readaloud.org.


Reading aloud is important and can make a difference in children's lives!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

National Grammar Day!!! March 4th

I viewed this from TheApple.com and thought it was great!!!
Honor National Grammar Day by sharpening your own skills.  Take the quiz! 

Quiz: How Great is Your Grammar?

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Invest in Your Community Library!!

The library is one of my most favorite places to go.  At our library, (Coweta Co. Public Library--http://www.coweta.ga.us/Index.aspx?page=168 ) we can borrow DVD's,.  Most of the DVD's are current.  Our two children and I love to find DVD's in the children's, teen and adult sections.  Our library has summer reading programs for toddlers, "big kids", teens, and adults.  Every other Friday, kids can watch current  movies and a "Lit-Flick" is shown once a month for adults.  I love the price, FREE:-)!.   In addition, our library offers and hosts many other programs/activities on a monthly basis.  Check out their calendar on the website!. 

We looooove our library!!!!!

Invest in a community library card.  Children can apply for one as young as five years old.  When you read, "you can go anywhere in the world without moving an inch"  (Movie: The Namesake)