All Blog Posts Tagged 'reading' (67)

Technology Orphans

We've all heard the expression 'football widow', but have you heard of a 'technology orphan'? I use this term to describe children who do everything they can to get their parent's attention while the parent has their nose stuck in their smartphone. 

I may be a grandmother of five, but do get it.  I am guilty of reading a book, playing a game, or texting (or all three) on my phone while watching TV. And I see nothing wrong with occupying yourself on the phone while waiting in a line or…

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Added by Lorraine Wilkie on July 23, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

Book Giveaway: 123 Counting Fun

Book Giveaway: 123 Counting Fun

Book Giveaway!

For a chance to win this fun book for your toddler simply leave a comment with your name and…
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Added by Kristi Bernard on July 20, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Word Crimes

Weird Al is suddenly back in the spotlight, and he is exactly as ridiculous as I remember him being as a child. I thttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDchink I know the lyrics from his Micheal Jackson parodies better than I know the originals, and there have been times when "Eat It" has gone through my head, while begging the kids to eat dinner. Just open up your mouth and FEED it. I will admit that I actually have one of Weird Al's cassettes lying around here somewhere. I'm…

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Added by Dawn K Rutt on July 17, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

The Importance of Story Time

When you were a child, do you remember having story time with mom and dad? Grabbing your favorite bedtime story from the bookshelf, curling up under the blanket and turning off all the lights except the lamp next to you. Anything was possible then. It was your chance to visit new and exciting worlds,…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on July 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Bored already? Summer break just began!

School's over for my kids and with today being the first Monday of the break, it's evident that they're bored already! Around 11am, my youngest child asked me if he can go to school. LOL…



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Added by Ronda on June 9, 2014 at 10:40pm — No Comments

April 2014 Parenting Tip- Time for a Reading Revitalizer

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on April 2, 2014 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Sorry, Mom: Your baby cannot learn to read

We love books in our household. Before our son was born, my husband and I read each other's books to learn more about one another. And, when our son came along, we immediately started to fill his library with books we could read aloud to him.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 3, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Judging books by their covers: YA novels for adults

I read the Harry Potter books - even though I was an adult when they came out. I loved the world that J.K. Rowling created, and enjoyed each of her novels. I know I wasn't the only one; evidently adults enjoying children's books are now a thing.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 26, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Milk the Moment

With life constantly throwing reminders at me that my kids are, in fact, growing up (cell phones, sleepovers, bike riding to school -- EEK!), I often get swept up in the everyday craziness of just trying to keep up with it all.  Half the time they don't want to talk to me, let alone listen to me, and,…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 19, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

The Reading Kingdom Review

My oldest child is seven. He currently reads on a third grade level, but his lack of interest or motivation affects his ability to understand what he reads sometimes. Maybe I push him too hard....strong maybe! He absolutely loves playing games on the computer which works out fine for me, because we have two computers in the office. So, while I'm doing work or blogging, he is on his dad's computer right across from…

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Added by Ronda on July 8, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Great Websites for Early Readers

Emergent literacy and early reading are incredibly important to the future literacy success of student.  The skills and habits they form from birth through about 8 years old are the most crucial to their future learning, so it is an important time to expose students to books and…

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Added by Valerie Tyler on June 18, 2013 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway: Snack Time for Confetti

Tiger Tales Books: Snack Time for Confetti

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Added by Kristi Bernard on June 2, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Dav Pilkey Reading Makes Cats Jealous PSA

Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants, explains why reading makes cat jealous! Find out more at http://www.pilkey.com/ and at http://www.scholastic.com…

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Added by Sheila English on January 9, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Learn Why Books Are Important for Your Baby’s Development?

Babies begin to hear your voice around 16 after they are conceived.  So they begin learning how to listen while inside of the womb.  As, your babies hearing develops they will begin hearing other sounds besides their mommy’s voice and can even recognize those sounds once he or she is born.  A baby is similar to a sponge and takes in everything that he or she hears or sees, even before they are born.  If you don’t want your child to exposed to certain language or behaviors, you should…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 3, 2013 at 9:38pm — No Comments

The Bedtime Story Mooning

One of my absolute favorite things to do with my kids is to read to them.  Since I happen to have a borderline obsession with children's books, I get absolutely giddy when they want to share in my love of literature.   That's why the bedtime story is one of my most treasured times of the day -- that is, until one of my twins decides to moon me right in the freakin' middle of…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 12, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Beloved children's books are like good friends - guaranteed to make you feel better

The other night I was stressed and not feeling well - and I couldn't seem to shake the blues. As I sat on the couch, wondering how I could make myself feel better, I realized the answer was right in  front of me.



I was, in fact, surrounded by old friends. Hesitating only a minute, I walked over to my bookshelves and began searching for a few favorites, some that I haven't touched in years.



There was "Misty of…

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Added by Diane Majeske on May 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

BOB Books Giveaway!

It's a BOB Books giveaway here at Kristi's Book Nook!
BOB Books are a great way to get your kids down the road to reading. For a chance to win leave your name and email in the comment section. And don't forget to visit the BOB Books site! Offer expires 4/13/2012.…
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Added by Kristi Bernard on April 8, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Reading Reading Reading

Last year about this time a good friend tossed out the idea of reading as many of the Orange Prize long list books as possible before the Long list became a short list.

The books I read from last year ranged from about four or five…

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Added by Tami Murray Cline on March 10, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

Forever's Paranormal Romance Review and Giveaway!

CLICK HERE for my review and giveaways of Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner and Darkness Bound by Stella Cameron…

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Added by Kimberly Scott on March 8, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Amazon's Kindle Lending Library - Over 100,000 Titles

Last year Amazon launched a Lending Library for Kindleand Kindle app with over 11,000 libraries across the US. This means that if you have a library card you can check out ebooks from your local library and instantly start reading them on your Kindle device.

Now, most people think that these free books include only…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on February 29, 2012 at 8:04pm — No Comments

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