Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life – Scholastic

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I've been planning this post for over a month now since my trip to BlogHer in NYC but I'm afraid it's going to take me more than just one post to tell you all about it.  While I was in NYC for BlogHer I was invited to an unrelated event sponsored by Scholastic on Saturday morning.  I was a little nervous because I didn't know anyone else who was going but I was super excited because it was Scholastic.  See I've been reading to my 7 year old son for over 7 years now - almost EVERY DAY!  We read so much that I had to go out this week and buy him a bigger bookshelf.  Upon entering Kindergarten he was very comfortable with reading and continues to be a very strong reader - reading at a 3rd-4th grade level (he's only in 2nd grade).  I can't help but feel proud of him and his success in reading but what makes me even more proud how much he LOVES to read.  He loves reading so much that tonight as I tucked him in he was in tears because he couldn't find his book light.  I always let him ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway #3

Giveaway Alert! Win a starter set just like the one in the picture below from Your Baby Can Read. Eco-ngratulations Khrystina! Check your email! Your Baby Can Read! We've all seen the commercials...you know the one's with the babies watching the videos, playing with the word cards, and acting out the actions...reading!  I would have been all over this video with my first child but you get a little more relaxed with your second (at least I do) and don't push them as hard.  I have a friend of mine who has used this with her own child and she said it was cute.  She said her baby would see the word clap on screen and begin clapping along.    The set that I received (the same as the giveaway) is only 1/5 of the full intro set but it's plenty to fall in love to!  Based on Dr. Titzer's Early Language Development program the intro set includes a DVD Early Learning Workshop, the Parents Guide, Learn to Read Word Cards, and a starter book.  Having an older child who monopolizes ... [ Read More ]