Reading aloud is a skill but Reading Together is an art

December 17, 2014

AdamGive your children the gift of your time and attention and read to them during this Holiday Season of giving.

It is the perfect way to spend special time that becomes more memorable as they grow up. Children do not necessarily remember the details of the stories you read, but they never forget the closeness and love they received inside the experience of you reading to them.

Conversational Reading is a simple yet elegant and wise approach that gets to the heart of a story and engages readers in meaningful conversation. Conversational Reading, reading and talking about a story makes reading an enjoyable and satisfying experience. Showing children how to get the most from the books they read is integral to a successful and satisfying reading experience.

A wonderful meal deserves conversation to match.

November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving finds me pondering, what am I really grateful for? In addition to good health and meaningful work and relationships, I find that I am more and more aware of how important it is to recognize, with appreciation, the challenges that come my way. In my work with children I am fortunate to have the […]


E-Reading- Story Time or Simply Screen Time?

October 16, 2014

Is E-reading story time or simply screen time is an important question for parents because the ramifications are important. A recent article in the NYT suggested there is ample evidence that suggests that parents who E-Read to their child undercuts the dynamic that drives language development. Parents emotionally engage differently with their children when they read conventional books […]


Lets here it for the Dads!

October 10, 2014

All too often I hear the lament that Dad’s don’t read to their children and this is my opportunity to applaud the Dad in this poem. If children are to become life long readers, they need both moms and dads and everyone else to read to them when they are young. A love of story […]


A challenge to parents: How much technology is good for their children?

September 21, 2014

The start of the school year brings many challenges to parents. A key concern is how much technology is effective and appropriate for young children, pre-school  through the early years of school?  There can be no conversation about how children learn the skills they need to become ready to learn to read without addressing the […]


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