All Blog Posts Tagged 'reading' (98)

Mommy says yes to books

Earlier this week, I wrote about my struggle to incorporate math into the bedtime story routine. (Still working/not working on that one.) Part of that struggle comes from the fact that I have always enjoyed reading more than math. So, I am always on the lookout for a good book deal.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 30, 2016 at 6:42am — 1 Comment

Mom, can you read me a bedtime word problem?

I know we've talked about math before, but we are going to talk about it again.

When my son goes to bed at night, we read books together. We used to have this deal where he would read to me and then I would read to him, but he reads now as part of his homework time after school, so he gets to relax and…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 27, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments

Turning the pages on books

When we moved into our new home, I swapped all the shelves in the house around, giving my son a few extra sets. The result is that he has a full wall of books. Sometimes I hang out in the doorway of his room without him noticing me, and I watch him select a book from one of his shelves and snuggle up with it. (That's not weird, right?)…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 10, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Getting back to a few good books

There is something odd about my life right now.

My BFF at work asked me what I was reading these days, and after thinking about it for a few moments, I had to respond with "nothing."…


Added by Lauren Markman on August 12, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Reading for reading's sake

My son is a reader. He loves to visit our secondhand bookshop to get new books, he reads on his own all the time and he tells me that his current chapter books are too easy. (Am I bragging a little here? Yes.)…


Added by Lauren Markman on June 7, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments

What made you stop reading?

My son and I are at the bookstore. He is super excited. He has been dragged around on chores with me all day: Car wash, food shopping, photo pickup, department stores and several other places. As a reward for his super helpful behavior, I told him that I would purchase him the book we are missing from his Magic Tree House series.…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 29, 2016 at 6:26am — No Comments

A Celebration of Seuss

This Wednesday, March 2, marks the 112th birthday of author and illustrator Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as “Dr. Seuss.” His books, full of whimsical and wacky characters, silly, made-up words, and fun, quotable rhymes have introduced generations…

Added by Kishona Lape on March 1, 2016 at 10:37am — No Comments

What I'm Currently Reading...

I love books. Real ones. The weight of one in my hands and the crisp sound of the pages ruffling, the mild "new book scent" all pleases me. Generally, I have 1-3 books being read at once, other times I have the luxury to plow through one before moving on to another. In either instance, I need to not lose my place but like all design lovers, any ol' bookmark won't…


Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on February 11, 2016 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Why every home needs bookshelves

We've been visiting a lot of model homes lately. And like most show homes, they are immaculately decorated. As we wander through the rooms, I am usually distracted by two thoughts:…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 30, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments

My Brain Does What When I Read?


Reading is remarkable. When you are proficient at reading, it appears so easy. The child scans the text, gains meaning, makes connections between ideas, new concepts and existing knowledge. Examining a new word the proficient reader will sound out each letter to form a new word if necessary, all in a split second. Decoding happens so easily because the sounds, their symbols, syllables, and meaning are recognized. If the child reads the word incorrectly, they quickly reread to make…


Added by Maureen Lake on December 9, 2015 at 6:59pm — No Comments

But Mommy likes to read at bedtime

In the evenings, my wonderful husband supervises our son's bath activities and I am the one who gets to read to him at night. I don't remember how this started. I don't think we made any sort of agreement or arrangement around it - it may have been a natural progression of my cleaning up after dinner, him taking the little guy upstairs for bed, and our son liking to snuggle with me more (generally speaking).…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 18, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

Book Shelves

See my shelves HERE

Added by Dea Lenihan on November 16, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Receive a Complimentary Copy of Disney Princesses: A Magical Pop-Up World

Take a peek inside Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World!…


Added by Mom Bloggers Club on November 13, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Receive a Complimentary Copy of Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World

Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World is a delightful, interactive celebration of Disney’s timeless characters, stories, and fairy tales—perfect for Disney fans of all ages.…


Added by Mom Bloggers Club on November 9, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments



Some kids love 'em, some kids hate 'em.

Do YOU let your kids read scary books?…


Added by Dea Lenihan on October 26, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments


Added by Dea Lenihan on September 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Jane Tesh, Author of ‘Butterfly Waltz’

Jane Tesh is a retired media specialist and pianist for the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy, NC, the real Mayberry. She is the author of the Madeline Maclin Series, A Case of ImaginationA Hard Bargain, A Little Learning, and A Bad Reputation, featuring former beauty queen,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 23, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

The Magic of Tea and a Bit of Fun With Reading Tea Leaves

Tea is on of the most popular drinks in the world. Over three billion people drink tea every day. There are flavors to please almost everyone.

Earl Grey, a lovely black tea with bergamot, Chamomile, a delicate, green flavored tea which helps us relax, Hot Cinnamon Sunset, my…


Added by Dea Lenihan on September 18, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

We are not good with words

Once upon a time, I read 100 books in a year. And I loved it. (Seriously. Try it.) Right now I am having my son read a book every night.…


Added by Lauren Markman on July 14, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

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Added by Jody on June 29, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

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