Books to Help Kids Deal with Bullying

Posted by on February 21, 2018.

It’s no secret that bullying and cyberbullying is an issue facing many of our children. This difficult topic is a growing problem that, even with education and awareness, isn’t going away. Just consider that data show rates of cyberbullying have tripled, with a whopping 87 percent of our kids now encountering this in some form!

The Interesting Connection between Literacy and Behavior in Children

Posted by on February 8, 2018.

People are getting more enlightened today with the help of literacy. Without literacy, we wouldn’t be able to shape meaning out of the world. That is why it is so important to continue fighting for the increase of literacy for everyone.

How Children’s Books Can Change the World: A Father & Author’s Perspective

Posted by on January 17, 2018.

As the father of 4 wonderful kids, I understand how important it is for them to be outside, burning energy and exploring the world around them. Not to mention, it helps keep the house a little more tidy and gives us parents some time to catch up on our favorite show or book or whatever it is that keeps you calm.

Raising Eco-Conscious Kids

Posted by on November 16, 2017.

Today, we face many environmental issues including air pollution, water contamination and large-scale global warming. Fortunately, we can all do our parts by making the planet a much safer place—children included! Nurture your child’s curiosity about their environment and teach them how to live greener.

Tips from a Reading Specialist: How to Help Reluctant and Struggling Readers

Posted by on November 8, 2017.

Helping reluctant and struggling readers may be the hardest, but perhaps the most important, reading-related issue for many parents. However, take comfort that there is help! The first thing you may need to know is that, just as infants learn to walk at different times in their lives, children learn to read at different times in their lives, too.

Baby Time! Taking Advantage of Your Local Library’s Resources

Posted by on November 3, 2017.

Photo: A baby developing early literacy skills at the CLiF table at Burlington Parks & Rec’s annual Kids Day, May 2017

Yesterday, I got to spend my morning surrounded by adorable babies singing songs, flipping through board books, and playing along with their parents at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, VT’s weekly baby time.

Walk in Their Little Shoes: Understanding Your Child’s Point of View

Posted by on October 26, 2017.

Children view the world quite differently than adults do. In order to cater to their needs and create a powerful bond, it’s important for parents to really think like their children and take their perspective into consideration.

Taking the time to learn how your little one thinks and feels will enable you to understand their reactions and better relate to them.

Keeping Up the Momentum: A Reading Specialist Shares How to Help Young Readers Maintain Skills

Posted by on October 5, 2017.

While schools do a lot to promote and improve literacy skills in young readers, there is still a lot you can do at home to help your child succeed. Just because a child has learned to read doesn’t mean that he or she no longer appreciates, or wouldn’t benefit from, reading aloud with an adult.