Summer School

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

Have you seen the Hub’s most recent newsletter? In this edition a familiar author 😊 mentions the “summer reading slide” and how students can often lose progress they’ve made in reading (and other subjects) over the summer months if they aren’t reading like they did during the school year. Continue reading

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Potato Man

“Jo jo” stories (yes, that’s “jo jo” as in the fried potato) will probably always be one of my favorite things about my son’s childhood. I’ve mentioned them a couple of times in previous blogs, but wanted to feature one example this time as this one is particularly funny and I think has now become my son’s favorite.

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Affirmations

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

How often do you say “I love you” to your young children? I’m guessing pretty frequently. We caregivers know the value of assuring our children that they are loved. But, how often do you praise your children? And an even better question…how often do you say “no” or admonish your children for poor behavior?

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Reading With Wigglers

This was originally posted by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

How amazing is it when our little toddlers love to read? They grab books and look up at you with those adorable eyes asking you to read to them. It’s hard for your heart not to melt as those precious little ones climb up on your lap and get excited about their favorite book. Continue reading

Funny Sayings

I’ve been collecting a few hilarious quotables from my son and thought I would share a few of them with you today. Our little man is hilarious and his funny sayings keep us laughing and provide much-needed levity during times of stress.

Grammy: “You’ve been so polite today!”

Son: “It helps to hide my rude!” Continue reading