Avoid the “Summer Slide” – Do These Things to Keep Your Kids Reading (and Enjoying it!)

As summer is among us, your children most likely brought home summer reading lists. Libraries in your area probably have programs to keep your children reading during the next couple of months. The idea is to not let children lose their love...

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Get Your Kids Talking (and thinking!): Here’s How!

When I recently stumbled upon a New York Times article about its 10th annual Summer Reading Contest, I had to write this post. While reading about how The Times encourages teenagers to become interested in its publication by hosting a contest des...

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It’s Springtime…Take a Nature Walk and Create These Crafts!

As you know by now, art gets me excited. But what you may not know is that...so does nature! And if you really know me by now, then you know that I LOVE combining things! So when it came to writing this week’s post, I thought, “Well, sprin...

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Hey Sneaky Moms – Have Fun Teaching Your Kids (Without Them Knowing They’re Being Taught!)

Something I am extremely passionate about is, as I'm sure you already know, teaching kids without them feeling like they're being taught! Over the years, I have seen many creative and brilliant methods of teaching used in which kids thought they ...

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Scrapbooking with Your Child Creates Memories and Bonding Time

My friend’s grandson, Alex, has recently gotten so into scrapbooking that it inspired me to write this blog post. I am in complete awe of what Alex’s newfound hobby has become. What started as a trip to Michael’s Crafts to buy materials ...

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Teach Your Child Reading Comprehension – Here’s How

  A child’s reading comprehension starts early and it starts with pictures. We “read” stories to our babies, but of course not a lot of “comprehension” is going on. Our babies may not understand the storylines, characters, or di...

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Writing Prompts That Will Inspire Your Child

As an author and lover of words, I find myself naturally drawn to the literary world, no matter where I am. I read everything that comes into sight. My eyes seem to scan my surroundings, searching for words, constantly. Signs. Bumper stickers....

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‘Thinking’ Can Be An Artistic Expression – Get Your Children Thinking By Doing This!

Imagination isn't something that always needs to be expressed in written or artistic form. Sometimes simply thinking is expression enough. Imagination isn't something that always  needs to be expressed in“I wonder where I’ll live someday,...

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Teach Your Children To Turn Blank Pages Into Wonderful Stories – Start With These 5 Ways!

When children first begin to write and put their creative ideas down on paper with words and art, those ideas are often disjointed. They scribble down thoughts and tear pages out of their notepads to work on something new. Their thoughts do not c...

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Four Things Your Child Can Learn About Him/Herself From Their Artwork

A child’s world is full of curiosity, excitement, innocence, and creativity. There are constant surprises, questions, and discoveries. Often there is little to worry about and much to learn and enjoy. From a child’s perspective, discovering is...

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She would like to see them in all of California’s elementary schools.

-Rosaline Turnbull Past President of the California Parent Teacher’s Association

Yours is a comforting voice during a challenging time. Your stories are charming. Each one is uniquely warm and inspiring, and the messages are uplifting for children and parents alike. The books deserve to be in homes across the country — and the world. They remind me of one of my all-time heroes:  Mr. Rogers!  They are kind, nurturing, and so encouraging.

-Tom Soma Former Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities

I think these books are perfect for children. They are colorful, bright, and the illustrations are awesome. I regret there were no such books in my childhood.

-Ludmila Levine Chairman of the American English Department

They are fun to read. Both the writings and drawings are original. They are amazing.  There are so many things that could be learned. One student commented she was also learning about American culture.

-YiLing Chen Taught Women English

practical, playful, serious, affectionate, enigmatic, and varied.

-Claudine DeFaye Former Professor

These books are absolutely incredible. An excellent job of inspiring children’s creativity activities.

-Mosun Johnston Smith Former Teacher

The detail and care you’ve put in these stories is remarkable. I celebrated the wonderful wisdom those students reflected to me while reading your books.

-Andie Cunningham Instructor