A perfect family read with children of all ages
February 12, 2015
Parents the world over want the best for their children. I just returned from working in Hong Kong and I had the good fortune to meet and work with so many parents. One dad in Hong Kong, when asked why he signed up for the Master Class on Conversational Reading said, “I learned that I can be a better parent by having more conversations with my son about subjects that matter to him.”
The most important gift we can give our children is our attention and reading and talking with children about what matters, what I call Conversational Reading, gives us the perfect opportunity to give them the attention they need to thrive.
The habit of talking, sharing with children our thoughts and feelings, about subjects that are important —friendship, kindness, compassion, integrity, doing the right thing— is how we help children thrive and find their voice and place in the world.
~ What is important, what matters?
~ What do we really need in life?
~ What makes for a good life?”
The book is both good-humored and engaging and it would make for a perfect family read with children of all ages.
January 27, 2015
I want to thank all the individuals who participated in the weeklong workshops. I was impressed with your enthusiasm and your eager participation. You came to each workshop, energized and ready to learn how to best Conversationally Read with your children. You came to understand: ~ Learning to ask good questions is an essential skill; […]
January 19, 2015
After years of Conversationally Reading, with adults and children I have begun to believe that the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company, and inside good books. There is more power in the questions we ask, then in the answers we find.The quality […]
January 19, 2015
A real black bear inspired the adoration of young Christopher Robin for his stuffed toy. The bear was called Winipeg, Winnie for short, so named for the hometown of its owner, Canadian veterinary surgeon Harry Colebourn To know the full story, turn to Winnie, by Sally Walker, a new picture book for 4-8 year olds…and of […]