Helping kids understand 7 billion people

According to UN calculations, the world's population is expected to reach 7 billion sometime today, October 31, 2011. That's an incredible number, one that's hard for even adults to wrap their heads around. But what about kids? When I told my boys about this milestone, I could see they were struggling a bit to grasp [...]

2017-02-01T14:30:35+00:00 Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Read to Me – Picture Book Challenge

Bedtime stories in our household have generally been daddy's domain. The boys are now reading on their own, and more interested in their own silent reading than read-alouds, which leaves us with our youngest, now aged 5. I spoke about my challenges with her English here, so lately I've taken a particular, personal interest in [...]

2017-02-01T14:45:32+00:00 Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

The book remembers

Yesterday was International Children's Book Day. For over forty years, this day has been celebrated “to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.” Sponsored by The International Board on Books for Young People, this year’s theme is “The Book Remembers.” "The book remembers the time in which it was written" [...]

2017-02-01T14:46:54+00:00 Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

My read-aloud secret weapon!

We all know the importance of reading aloud to our kids, well beyond the age when they are able to read on their own. One of the keys to read aloud success? Choosing books that are age appropriate for the kids. But what happens when, like me, you have kids that vary in ages quite [...]

2017-02-01T14:47:18+00:00 Categories: Reviews|6 Comments

Books Boys Love – Part 2

Continuing on from my earlier post about Books Boys Love... I've been compiling a list of popular books from our Reading Rewards website that were read (and enjoyed!) primarily by boys. If you're looking for great book recommendations for boys, you might want to consider some of these titles! Eragon (Inheritance) Christopher Paolini Amazon puts [...]

Books Boys Love – Part 1

After more than 12 months of readers logging their reading minutes and book reviews on Reading Rewards, I thought I'd take a look and see which books were read and enjoyed primarily by boys. Here are some of the books that came out on top. I'll post some others later this week! The first novel [...]