My blog exists to help parents develop a bond with their child over a love of reading at the end of the day. As I continue to write my short chapter books for elementary aged children.
The 5 things I want to showcase on my blog are to:
1. Empower parents with the support they need to create lasting memories of reading together.
Parents want the best for their children. I aim to empower you to develop skills and confidence needed to provide a parenting style that boosts your child's reading success. One that combines warmth, nurture and interest. Just 20 minutes of reading with your child are the most important ones of each day. By reading with your child every day it nurtures vocabulary, language, and early literacy skills. which are essential to school success.
2. Provide ideas and printouts to make reading fun.
As your children progresses through the elementary grades, they will go from learning to read to reading to learn. My ideas for squeezing in reading practice at home will provide fun while the various printable worksheets with detailed illustrations and engaging content covering a variety of topics will make reading enjoyable and motivate your children for success.
3. Recommend the best books for young readers.
I aim to provide exciting, stimulating and engaging reading recommendations for your children in elementary school. These must-read books have the power to hook both boys and girls and some belong in every kid's library. Open your children's minds to the timeless quality of a good book. I'm talking about the kinds of books that get handed down to siblings and passed around classrooms. Whether your child is a reluctant reader or a budding bookworm, I invite you both to check out these surefire, kid-tested titles.
4. Help parents instill confidence in their children.
When your child begins their reading journey, they not only have to develop important skills related to letter-sound recognition, vocabulary, and fluency, they also have to build confidence in their reading ability. There are a few key things you can do at home to boost the confidence of your young reader. Reading every day together builds your child's confidence to work through challenges and persistence in difficult tasks, while developing social and emotional skills.
5. Write a weekly blog post to help parents on their journey.
The blog will focus mainly on elementary school aged bookish topics like carefully curated book recommendations, reading success ideas and print outs to motivate and challenge your young readers. I will also document my writing journey of my short chapter books from an idea to on the shelf.
As an avid reader and mom of a 1st grader I am excited to share with you my own personal journey implementing these things to help my son on a path to a lifetime of reading success. I hope to create a community where you can come to get support, ideas, tips and motivation for you the parent, the grandparents and the caregivers to provide a lifetime love of reading for your children.
Thank you for your time,