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Early Morning Meander: Boys & Reading

  “When we hear the words: ‘It’s a boy!’ we should immediately thrill to the expectation that our son(s) will adore being read to and will fall in love with books just as quickly as the other half of the human race.” When I read this sentence in Mem Fox’s fun and encouraging Reading Magic: […]

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Ideas for building narration skills

“What do you see?” is a good question to ask while playing outside, going to a park, looking at a butterfly or a flower. Asking “I wonder…..” why it looks like this? does that? what it’s doing. how it does that. what will happen next. how it got here? Bite your tongue and count to […]

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Great Grandmother’s Journal, week 2 of April, 1951

Roger is the youngest of her four children. He was a bit of a caboose, and seems to have been most able, due to age and proximity, to be a prop to his mother when their father died. He died the year before she started this journal. Saturday, April 7: Roger and I went over […]

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Don’t pass them by

In the story of the Good Samaritan, 2 devout, very religious people crossed the street rather than notice and attend to the wounded man in need of help. Please don’t pass these kids by. Stop and look at their faces. Read their stories. Pray for them. Here are some kids who are about to age […]

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Great-Grandmother’s Journal, 1951, 1st week of April

WE. March 28 Washed kitchen curtains. ML (a grand-daughter) own for a tea party- ate upper with R. an L. (ML’s parent’s, R was her youngest by several years. My own grandmother was either her oldest or second oldest, and she was a teen when R. was a toddler. As a child I remember visiting […]

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