From time to time I’ll share some links to some of my favorite reads. I know there are a lot of voices out there but these are a few I’ve found that were worth sharing and hopefully add to your own learning and growing.
Novels in Verse [Middle School Book Stop]
If poetry isn’t your usual genre, it can be a little overwhelming to tackle but this list of novels told in verse is perfect for teens and adults who want to push themselves a bit as a reader. Since they’re all written for a YA audience, they should be quick reads. I’ve got at least 2 of them on my TBR list and am looking forward to adding the others. A fun blog to check out if you enjoy the YA genre.
What to Say When A Child Doesn’t Know a Word [This Reading Mama]
Please don’t use the dreaded “sound it out” prompt! If you’ve got a new reader in your house, you know the pain of helping a child through a book. This list of 15 strategies gives the you ways to support kids working towards independent reading. Great language to use and strong support for why the words we use with early readers matter so much. A must read for any parent with a young child.
Growing Knowledge [The Parent Cue]
“Every year, two professors from a small college in Wisconsin publish a “Mindset” list to remind us that every freshman has a completely different knowledge base than previous generations.” Such a fascinating idea about how knowledge is always changing, especially when it comes to our lived experiences. For parents and educators, it means a constant shifting of our thinking and how we can relate to our children and students.
How to Accept Your Imperfect Child [A Fine Parent]
“I was so stuck on disappointment and embarrassment, that I couldn’t see another way of being in this situation. My daughter was in the wrong. To me, it was black and white, and as her parent, I knew I should have been ashamed of her behavior, which I certainly was.” Uh, I totally needed to read this article (over and over again). Such a good reminder and practical method for stepping back and evaluating our responses to our children. The author shares her method of getting unSTUCK from a story we keep telling ourselves about our roles as parents.
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I hope your weekend is full of great books and lots of snuggles! If I missed a great read, will you leave a link for me in the comments?