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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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Rainy Day Reading

Whatever the weather where you are, a Saturday morning is always a good excuse to curl up with a good book. Just add coffee and stir and you have the recipe for a perfect day.

Here’s a book list of holiday reading if you need some suggestions.

Enjoy!


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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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My Walden Pond…my writer’s view

This is where I did a mini writing retreat last week. I call this lake “My Walden,” because I feel inspired here. My soul drinks in the quiet, the peace, the beauty, like medicine for all the ills of life. Troubles float away and I can find the place within to be still, to listen, to observe and to write.

 I hope you find your Walden, too. If not today, then soon. A room of one’s own, no matter where. 

Happy Monday my loves~Lisa 💗


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Make a wish, Spread your wings, and Fly

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly you cease forever to do it.”

This advice is from J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan…and it works for all of us. Never stop believing in your goal. Or, if you notice that you do stop believing…it’s probably time to find the next goal or chapter in your life.

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Because you? You were meant to FLY!

Happy Tuesday, Happy Summer…happy life!

Leave a comment to let us know your summer wishes. Feel free to share this post! ❤

xo~Lisa

ps: I took this photo and I’m pretty happy with the way it all turned out. 🙂

Photo by @english_musings


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The Only Writing Advice You’ll Ever Need

The simple but true writing advice I give my students:

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Truth! And this is true not just in writing, but in teaching, too. Let students see at least a little bit of the real you. Authentic connections lead to engaged, connected classrooms.

Happy Saturday, friends,

Lisa (aka The Happy Teacher)