Bedtime snuggles and favourite book – Mommy magic time!!

Don’t underestimate the power of a snuggle and reading a favourite book together! Set this time aside for truly doing nothing but reading and being beside each other and enjoying each others space.  Once a week I would let each child pick which book I would read to them twice in a row – they… Read more »

Great Books for Children

Reading books to children is a pastime any parent, grandparent, older sibling, or nanny knows all too well. When the book ends, the cry for “more” or “again, again!” is sure to follow. There are millions of excellent books out there, but I haven’t read them all! So here are my favorites.

Top 5 reasons to read to your child (or any child in your care!!)

A stronger relationship with you. As the child grows older, he’ll be on the move—playing, running, and constantly exploring his environment. Snuggling up with a book lets the two of you slow down and reading will become a nurturing activity that will bring you closer together. Academic excellence. One of the primary benefits of reading… Read more »

Preschool Years: Teaching Pre-Literacy Skills at Home

Article by: TheSpeechTherapyCentersofCanada for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools.

Curious and energetic by nature, toddlers embrace everything around them with open arms. These are years of rapid physical as well as mental development, with children expressing an intense interest in the physical world. They are budding scientists and artists exploring the law of gravity or the wonder of colours and shapes, discovering a world beyond Mommy and Daddy.