Children Learning to Read: What Parent Need to Know
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Children Learning to Read: What Parent Need to Know

Children master many major accomplishments in their early lives. Learning to sit, stand, walk, run, and jump. Learning to feed themselves, dress themselves, and brush their teeth. Most parents don’t worry too much about these extraordinary feats. But when it comes to children learning to read, most parents seem to worry. And I understand that….

20 Books to Read Aloud to Your Preschooler
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20 Books to Read Aloud to Your Preschooler

Reading aloud is so critical for preschoolers. As a former elementary teacher with a doctorate in literacy, I know how important this foundation is. You can read more about the why and how, but now I’m sharing 20 of my favorite books to read aloud with preschoolers. I plan to eventually write posts about reading…

Why and How to Read Aloud to Young Children
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Why and How to Read Aloud to Young Children

Experts in reading tell anyone who listens that choosing to read aloud to young children – even newborns – is a critical component in helping them learn to read later in life. In fact, many reading experts highly recommend that young children have a minimum of 1,000 books read to them before beginning kindergarten. Don’t…

The 3 R’s of Setting Boundaries for Children
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The 3 R’s of Setting Boundaries for Children

Setting boundaries for children can seem unnecessary. Just adopt a “Go with the flow” attitude or make it up as you go along may seem easier. But the truth is that kids need boundaries. (Psst – so do adults!). And that means that your children need boundaries. But before looking at the why and how,…

20 Ways to Pray for Your Children
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20 Ways to Pray for Your Children

Praying intentionally for your children should be a high priority for every Christian parent. This guide on 20 Ways to Pray for Your Children is one tool that can help you to pray wisely. But remember, it is only a tool – the power is in the praying! I am grateful that this series on…