Do you know a child who is learning English as their second or even third language?

Learning a new language is exciting and literally opens the door to a new world of possibilities. While there is no substitute for human interaction when learning a language there are lots of apps available to help create stories, translate or just work on idioms for home and/or classroom use. Looking for language learning apps?Continue reading “Do you know a child who is learning English as their second or even third language?”

September is Latinx history month and it’s a great time to stock up on the best of Latinx authors, illustrators and children’s stories to read throughout the year.

Representation matters! There are so many beautifully illustrated and written children’s books featuring Latinx characters, stories and authors. My only dilemma is overspending on books. Mighty Girl has a great list of recommendations which you can find here: https://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=13062 Hip Latina provides their top 20 books for young children as well as must have suggestionsContinue reading “September is Latinx history month and it’s a great time to stock up on the best of Latinx authors, illustrators and children’s stories to read throughout the year.”

Dyslexia/aixelsyD

Are you concerned about your child’s reading ability? Is your child struggling with decoding basic words? Difficulty with rhyming? Struggling with spelling? A resistant reader? When you think of dyslexia do you think letter reversals and reading backwards? Dyslexia is NOT a visual disorder. Dyslexics see the same as non dyslexics. The difficulty lies inContinue reading “Dyslexia/aixelsyD”

Do you love Amanda Gorman?

“I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don’t fear change coming, And so I sing along.” “I’m the daughter of Black writers. We’re descended from freedom fighters who broke through chains and change the world. They call me” Of course you do! How can you not love strength, courage, political activismContinue reading “Do you love Amanda Gorman?”

The First Step: A Blog for Kids & Created by Kids

You can find The First Step Blog here: https://candicenarvaez.wordpress.com/2021/03/17/how-to-zig-zag-on-a-skateboard-by-aria/ Like most kids, my nine year old loves stories. He loves to tell stories to his friends when he’s building a home in Minecraft or while building a fort. Like many nine year olds, he has a constant dialogue going. He loves listening to stories readContinue reading “The First Step: A Blog for Kids & Created by Kids”

Part 2 : A Tale of Two Escapes: Curious George, the Nazis and My Grandfather

BLUE DEVILS When D-Day comes for another push, And fighting strength is in need,  They call upon in urgent need One outfit for the rush. The always toiling Infantry With Engineers and Artillery, With Medics, Tanks, and Air support They make their way through every Fort. Round for Round they won decision The soldiers ofContinue reading “Part 2 : A Tale of Two Escapes: Curious George, the Nazis and My Grandfather”

Outdoor Education is for Everyone

What if you could give your child a magical pill that significantly reduces stress, improves cognition AND improves memory AND has ZERO negative side effects? Would you break the bank to give it to them? Of course you would! Because you are awesome! That magical pill is all around us. We just have to leaveContinue reading “Outdoor Education is for Everyone”

A Tale of Two Escapes: Curious George, the Nazis and My Grandfather

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