If you want to know how to encourage empathy in your child, look no further than your bookshelf. Books are the perfect tool for building both emotional and intellectual empathy. However, simply reciting the words on the page is not making the most of this valuable empathy tool. … More Want To Know How to Encourage Empathy in Your Child? Try Reading a Book!
Reading aloud to children is a wonderful bonding and learning experience, and in many homes it is commonplace. Many parents can remember re-reading the same book over and over night after night to their eager toddlers. Then we move on to more complicated picture books and early novels, and then our children learn to read … More Reading Aloud to Children: 6 Reasons to Keep Reading Aloud to Your Big Kid
If you’re tired of reading the same book over and over to your eager young child, take heart. There are great benefits of reading the same book over and over. … More Don’t Stop Re-reading: There are Benefits of Reading the Same Book Over and Over
I recently posted a list of books to read to toddlers who are active and wiggly during storytime. Today, I’ll share some tips for reading to active toddlers. Reading to a wiggly toddler can be a challenge, but here are some ideas on how to read to an active toddler.
We’ve all been told about the importance of reading to children and we’ve all been warned against screen time for babies. We probably all know the American Academy of Pediatrics screen time recommendations—no screen time for babies and no more than two hours per day for older children. Of course, we have also all … More Screen Time vs. Reading Time and What Type of Screen Time Is Best for Kids