Inspired by the season (and notwithstanding last year's similar post - I guess I'm predictable), I thought I'd share my two favorite Dr. Seuss quotes: Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more." - How the Grinch Stole Christmas … Continue reading My Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes
So I've talked before about the importance of kids' books for teaching language to children, but there's also a lot to be said for using literature to transmit values. I believe we need to be intentional about what we read to our children. By this I am referring both to what we choose to read … Continue reading Reading to kids – it’s also about values
I've been consistently impressed by my oldest daughter's vocabulary and grasp of grammar as she gets older (almost 6! where does the time go?). I commented recently to my husband how impressive it is that she corrects her own grammar aloud and he said, "It's because she reads." And she does. The conversation got me thinking. Our kids learn the English language through what they hear spoken around them and from what they read, whether it is read aloud to them or they read on their own.