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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)

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!!