Category Archives: Reading

Reading “The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School” to Grandkids on Facetime

I’ve shared how much fun it is to read to our grandkids on Facetime and we had yet a new experience the other night! The 3 boys ages 3, 6 and 8 lie on the bottom bunk and put the … Continue reading

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Making Easy Readers to Communicate with Grandchildren

After visits from two of my clans of grandchildren, and listening to them “practice” their new reading skills over the summer, I decided to email them short one page Easy Readers about what I was doing many miles away. I … Continue reading

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uKloo Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game Great For Fun Reading Practice

I’ve been visiting my grandchildren this week and several of them are learning to read. It is like magic to watch them suddenly be able to read simple books and sound out words, feeling so proud of their new skill. … Continue reading

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Encouraging Early Readers Over the Summer

We just returned from a trip to Barnes and Noble with 3 of our grandchildren and we had our usual fun outing reading new and classic picture books (we all LOVE “When the Crayons Quit” and enjoyed “The Snatchabook” and … Continue reading

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Is The Tooth Mouse Coming to Your House for Christmas?

One of my favorite books to give as a gift and read to children is The Tooth Mouse by Susan Hood, illustrated by  Janice Nadeau. I just read it again yesterday to a first grade boy and was reminded of … Continue reading

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Tips For Parents on How to Read Aloud to Their Children

I aways enjoy hearing from former colleagues and got a note this week from Patti, a fellow speech pathologist with whom I shared a room when I worked in the preschool special education program in our town. We really enjoyed … Continue reading

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FREE uKloo app Gives the Gift of Reading

Who doesn’t like a free gift? Grandparents, parents, teachers and therapists listen up for a free app that will put the thrill in learning to read, “Early Reader Treasure Hunt App” by uKloo. Take the uKloo fun on the road … Continue reading

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Activities for Learning to Read

It’s been a fun vacation visiting our grandchildren over Thanksgiving and watching the two 5 year-olds beginning to read. Somehow I don’t remember my boys “embracing” the beginning to read process and enjoying it so much. I found little Caroline … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss Books Soon To Be Available as E-Books

Last week’s New York Times reported that our beloved Dr. Seuss books will soon be released in e-book format. Generations have enjoyed the likes of “Green Eggs and Ham,” and now parents and educators will be able to download the … Continue reading

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Fairfield Library Encouraging Kids to Dig Into Summer Reading

You know I love my public library. I am always discovering new offerings besides great books there. I took one of my students to our Fairfield Public Library for a summer outing. As we climbed the stairs to the children’s … Continue reading

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