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Read Aloud 15. Every Day!

If you wait, it’s too late! Reading matters. Every age. Every Stage.

Readaloud.org joins the American Academy of Pediatrics in urging parents and caregivers to read aloud to babies and young children for at least 15 minutes every day.

The research makes it clear that books promote brain development, and the ages from birth to three years are crucial. Other benefits include language development, literacy building, and a love of reading.

Yet, according to the non-profit, only “48% of young children are read to each day.”

So grab a kiddo and a good book, and cuddle up for 15 minutes of daily reading time. The love you instill in your young reader will last a lifetime and also have long term benefits related to not only their academic success, but indeed to their overall happiness, well beyond their early years.

To learn more and for source information, visit: readaloud.org

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Let the light in.

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen

Let in the light.


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No Limits

QUOTE OF THE DAY-
“There are going to be enough people in life that try to limit what you can do… Don’t limit yourself.” Lorraine Wagner


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Remain Curious. Never Stop Questioning.

Never stop questioning. Think for yourself. Remain ever curious.

Advice from Einstein, to every scholar, and by scholar, I mean every one of us:


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Big Books & Big Coffee: In this we do believe!

Take a big heaping of both today. Inhale. Exhale. You made it through your Monday, with a little help from your friends.

#MondayMotivation. #Books #Coffee #MeaningofLife 😉


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In Bloom: Lilacs and Light

I just started a new journey, combining my passions for writing, photography and nature. Please visit my new blog, now in bloom: “Lilacs and Light” to learn more, like the meaning of lilacs in the title.

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https://lilacsandlight.wordpress.com/


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Writing Like a Turtle

This is what I tell my writing students...

Every writer knows, that to make progress you have to take risks. To tell the truth and really leave it all on the page, you will feel vulnerable, like the turtle sticking it’s neck out.

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Take risks.

But that’s the only way you’re going to get anywhere. Inch by inch. Little by little. Keep moving forward and you’ll get there. Your readers want truth and risk and all those messy bits of life on the page.

Happy Sunday to my collegereadycoach.com tribe.
xo, Lisa