Reading with Kids

Every Monday a blank reading log comes home from school.  We are “supposed” to fill out the books read each night and document the time spent reading.  I will admit publicly, I think it is ridiculous.  But it is not because I do not think kids should be reading every day…

Reading is fun!  Reading brings you to new places, offers new friends, and opens up minds.  So why do we have to be so structured about recording it?  Does reading the cards on the Life game count?  What about reading recipes?  Or even reading instructions for putting together a new toy?

I get it, we need to document reading to make sure kids understand how important it is.  But I think the reading log is not the answer.  I did love the list below!  It has creative ways to get kids to read more because it challenges them to find books they are interested in.  And that will make them want to read more.

How do you encourage reading in your home?

Check out this year of reading challenges!

http://imaginationsoup.net/2015/01/a-year-of-reading-challenges-kids/

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Joyeux Parenting

I am the proud mother of two beautiful children and have lived in Boston for most of my life. I have over twenty years of experience as a Child Development Specialist working with new families, pediatricians at Mass General Hospital, and Early Intervention. I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges related to breastfeeding, behavior management, picky eaters, discipline, sleep, and development. I love being a wife and mother and sharing my experiences-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am constantly learning about new evidence based information as it relates to parenting. Most importantly, I think it is crucial to recognize that we all make mistakes and learn from them. I am a firm believer that humor is essential as you navigate the world. Parenting should be full of joy and that is why I started my business Joyeux Parenting. Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences with you.

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