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M is for Micah – A Personalized Book Just for My Lil’ Man

Disclaimer: We received M is for Micah from I See Me! in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Have you ever heard of I See Me! and the new M is for Me personalized children's book? I See Me! is an amazing company that provides personalized and unique gifts for the children in your life, including personalized Lunchboxes, Puzzles, Coloring Books, Placemats, Stickers and Growth Charts.  I See Me!’s newest personalized book, M is for Me, inspires children to be the best they … [Read more...]

Reading Brightstart! : Happy Readers, Happy Kids – Part 2

*Disclaimer:  We were gifted reading readiness products from Nemours in exchange for an honest review. However, all opinions are my own.** Earlier this month, I shared that we got some goodies from Nemours in support of a great new initiative, Reading Brightstart (read the post here!). But I didn't dive in too much into the products that we received. Since I absolutely love sharing about books that we've read, I wanted to share more details about the books we received in this post. Beyond the … [Read more...]

The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm {Book Review}

**Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by Levar Burton & Susan Schaefer Bernardo, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.** Have you heard of LeVar Burton? I'm sure you have...because you've probably heard or seen Reading Rainbow at some point in your life. But have you also heard about Susan Schaefer Bernardo? You should, because I wrote a review for another one of her books - Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs - back in March for National … [Read more...]

Reading BrightStart! : Happy Readers, Happy Kids

*Disclaimer:  We were gifted reading readiness products from Nemours in exchange for an honest review. However, all opinions are my own.** As you may know, I am a huge advocate for early childhood literacy.  I believe it is important, no essential, for our young ones to learn how to read, enhance their imaginative and creative skills, embrace culture and diversity, and find a love for reading and learning. My family believed in education, literacy, and learning, and that's why I learned … [Read more...]

Talk Is Cheap and Extremely Valuable for Growing Readers {Guest Post}

Children of the wealthy hear 33 million more words than children of low-income families and 20 million more than children of working-class families – by age four. And most of the words they hear are encouraging, whereas most words heard by lower-income children are discouraging. That's according to a study called The Early Catastrophe. That expansive vocabulary, wrapped inside positive feedback loops, gives children the foundation they need to excel as readers and learners. Not every parent has … [Read more...]