What is Mommy Reading? – “Shanghai Girls”

I will be posting reviews of parenting books and of personal books I am reading!  For this first blog I am posting a review for Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See.  I read this book just a little while ago with one of my book clubs (I'm in two)!  It got good reviews from the club, and personally I really enjoyed the book!  I've been to Japan twice, so reading anything with an Asian influence and that discusses Asian culture I usually tend to find … [Read more...]

Kristin

Wordless Wednesday…..

Reading is for EVERYONE!!! … [Read more...]

Kristin

Helpful Tips on Teaching Kids to Read

Learning to read comes at all different ages.  Don't be worried if early on your child seems to be not at the exact same level as his/her peers.  Here are some tips to help kids become interested in reading and learn to read:1.  Keep books around the house!  If kids are surrounded by books, then they will become interested in wanting to pick one up and look at it.  My husband balks at the idea of having toys in the house, but books are one thing … [Read more...]

Kristin

Kids’ Book Review Day: We LOVE the Bear Books!

The "Bear Books" by Karma Wilson (author) and Jane Chapman (illustrator) are probably near the top of our list of family favorites!  We have collected all of them in hardback!  Here is what we like best about them:1.  Easy to read2.  Use repetitive phrases the kids can pick-up on, and then they can follow along with you3.  Great characters4.  Meaningful themes and lessons learned in each book5.  Illustrations are vibrant and detailedSaw they are … [Read more...]

Kristin

Weekly Site Format

MONDAY:  Kids' Book Review DayTUESDAY:  Tips/Advice/Research Reviews DayWEDNESDAY:  Wordless Wednesday DayTHURSDAY:  What is Mama Reading?  DayFRIDAY:  Discussion Fridays DayI will be following this format so you know what kind of posts to expect each day of the week!  Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Kristin

New Site for Book Lovers!

Hi everyone!  I am not new to blogging, but I am new to having my own site!  I write for http://www.aMomKnowsBest.com which blogs about parenting, marriage, food, and basically anything "mommy" that a mom would need.  I also write for http://galtime.com/network/providence since I live in Rhode Island.  Check out my new posts here which will be discussing reading, literacy, books for kids, tips on teaching kids to read, reviews of book, etc. I am … [Read more...]

Kristin

New Site

Hi everyone!  I am not new to blogging, but I am new to having my own site!  I write for http://www.aMomKnowsBest.com which blogs about parenting, marriage, food, and basically anything "mommy" that a mom would need.  I also write for http://galtime.com/network/providence since I live in Rhode Island.  Check out my new posts here which will be discussing reading, literacy … [Read more...]

Kristin