Rediscover Books You’ve Read to Your Child

Is there a book or two you enjoyed with  your baby or toddler a while ago? It’s all the more likely then that you’ll both love revisiting it. Repetition and re-reading aren’t new to your baby. She has loved them ever since you first communicated with her.  You’ve probably read the same set of ‘favorite’…

Reading To Your Active Pre-schooler

Reading To Older Kids Does this parenting paradox seem familiar – When you’re reading to your newborn, her only reaction to yours sincere reading attempts is an impatient wail or a few generous ounces of drool and  you can’t wait for her to grow up a little so you can actually tell if she’s paying attention and comprehending. You may…

What Reading to Babies Has to Do with Ancient Learning Methods

Please indulge me this seemingly off-topic post.  I assure you it has everything to do with reading to babies. Sound… …was the first and all pervading element in the universe. Not sound, per se, but vibrations. Rishis( ancient sages) in deep meditation absorbed and experienced that omnipresent vibration otherwise known as the Supreme Creation, Creator, God, Genesis etc…it doesn’t matter…

Take Reading Beyond Children’s Books

Is there an alternative to picture books? Reading a book to your kids for the 457th time is probably not as much fun, interesting or intellectually stimulating as it used to be the first few times, regardless of how great a classic it is and with all due respect to its creators. Sure, Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny…

Are Your Child’s Storybooks Taking Over Your Home?

Help! What do I do with all these picture books? You’ve probably already realized what I’ve just come to accept – if you have kids, there comes a point when you have more books(and toys and other accessories) than you can handle while managing to remain sane. And you just can’t put off dealing with it beyond a…

Making Books a Part of Your Child’s Life

I’ve said it a zillion times and don’t mind repeating…reading to my daughter(and any other child in the vicinity) is among the most enjoyable parenting experiences I know of! Besides talking about it here, I write about it elsewhere too. My latest article on the topic appears on Everythingmom.com – http://www.everythingmom.com/activities/tips-to-make-books-a-part-of-your-childs-life.html. Please check it out and…