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Making and Choosing Books for a Beginning Reader

My son is in the first grade.  He is bringing home little books to practice reading.  He seems to be able to read these books.  I went to our small local book store to look for the same type of book to buy him for Christmas and also just to get him extra books for …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found


10 Outdoor Activities to Do with Kids

Guest Post By: Morgan Shawe Too often in this day and age, children spend most of their time inside the house sitting in front of the television set or playing video games. Parents generally want their children to expand their hobbies and play outdoors, but it can sometimes be difficult to come up with activities that …Related Posts: Top Ten List: Golden Opportunities of Summer


Not Your Average Summer Reading List

School is out and summer vacation can be a time when skills slip a little.  If you focus on activities that are fun and fit a more relaxed schedule, you can keep your blossoming readers reading without burn out. Two of the most important things that you can do to keep reading skills sharp during the …Related Posts:How to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerClassroom Talk Summer Reading 2013!Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John [...]


Classroom Talk Summer Reading 2013!

We love reviewing books here at Classroom talk, but this summer, we’d like to try something new: we want you (and your children) to be the reviewer.  Below are some suggestions to get you started, but we’d love to hear what you’re reading this summer and what you think of it. Post a comment with your …Related Posts:Fantastic Fairy HousesHow to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerNot Your Average Summer Reading ListThe Apothecary by Maile [...]


Three Fun and Educational Things to do with Your Kids this Summer

Guest Post By: Carey Cruz Summer is here. Everyone is happy. Your kids are glad that school is over:  no more getting up early and no more homework for at least two months. For you, it means getting up at your own pace in the morning, sipping that cup of coffee in peace before going out for work …Related Posts:Traveling With KidsFantastic Fairy Houses10 Outdoor Activities To Do With Kids4th Graders Review of Secrets of the [...]


Want to Keep Your Child Reading this Summer?

A great way to keep your child interested in reading over the summer is to start a book club.  It can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose.  Parents should read the book selections first and outline some thoughtful questions that the kids can discuss. For younger readers questions should be simpler: Who? …Related Posts:How to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksNot Your Average [...]


Calming First Day of School Jitters

SEPARATION ANXIETY  Every fall the scene repeats itself, a lone child screaming and inconsolable, every day for the first few weeks of school. Not only is that child deeply distressed, but he disrupts the teacher and increases the anxiety of all of his classmates as they too attempt to adjust to this new situation. For your …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

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