The past three weeks have been a blur of illness and recovery. I hate to say it but we are still pretty stuck in a not feeling so great rut. E’s temp spiked again today, and my cough is relentless. But, on the bright side, we are getting a lot of cozy time in. AND, I finally am able to at least move again, without crippling over into a breath-taking expulsion of yuck. My mat in front of the fire, my babe climbing all over me, this at least feels good, and close to normal. I like to think I am a hearty New-Englander, but boy this year is making me feel like being a snow-bird wouldn’t be the worst thing.
So, more healing to come. More days of coziness and blankets, crochet, and errr… tv. (way more than I’d like to admit!) Spring will be here soon right? Maybe before it comes we’ll at least feel good enough to go play in this freshly fallen snow. Happy Sunday friends, hope you and yours are enjoying healthy cozy time, and if you are not, I hope at least you are finding the bright side.
Both my husband and I are teachers. We have worked with children across all ages, abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, and ethnicities. We have seen the good and and the ugly of education. But one thing has always been very clear to us, education starts at home.
Now with our own little one, this concept is even more important. We all lead busy lives, our family is no different. But the one thing we know we can do, to give our child a leg up in the world of learning, is read. It has been shown through numerous studies, that children who are read to on a daily basis, develop stronger language skills, and do better in school overall. (here are some facts on children’s literacy)
Today, March 2nd, is Read Across America Day. It’s a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but also of the joy of reading to children. In honor of this day, and families reading stories together everywhere, I have created this little guide to enhancing your story time. It blends the educational with the practical, and gives you tool that are easy to implement whenever you choose. You can find it here, on the Boston Moms Blog.
Thanks for reading. Here & everyday to your child, you rock mama.