One of the very favorite articles we've written here at The Savvy Source is 100 Things to Do Before Kindergarten. It captures all of the dreaming and hoping and planning that comes with parenting young children. It's a pre-elementary school life list of sorts. So we thought, w.... read more
Little kids, if they are lucky, live in a land of books. Grown-ups read to them every day and they spend many free hours paging through stories. Children’s books are an essential part of how we spend time with our young children, and so we take them to heart. Thes.... read more
Much as we adore reading and rereading our many treasured pictures books with our preschoolers, sometimes we yearn for a bit more of a substantial reading experience with them. It's fun to look forward to the day when we'll be able to read a new chapter of some wonderful story.... read more
Having a child does curious things to a person's sense of time. The past rushes in. All of a sudden, we are put back in touch with our childhood memories in a shockingly tangible way. As much as the world has changed since we were small, babies and young children have no.... read more
Anyone who spends any time reading to small children is going to hear these words: "Read it again! Read it again!" How wonderful. Reading a good book with a caring adult is such a pleasurable experience for kids that they are bound to want that cozy, enraptured feelin.... read more
Even though kindergarten is not necessarily so very different from a good pre-k program, it still feels like a big jump. The hours are longer, and the days more structured. But the biggest difference is that our little ones will be going to the same school as the really bi.... read more
The 2014 Newberry Medal, awarded annually to the author whose work made the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, was awarded to Kate DiCamillo for Flora & Ulysses. This was one of our favorite books of 2013, as well. You can read our review of .... read more
Some kids are born readers; they devour books as fast as the library can stock the shelves. Others need a little coaxing. No matter which type of reader you have at home, magazines are an excellent way to get kids reading. For a voracious reader, magazines are full of stories .... read more
In the midst of current debates about whether or not women can "have it all" or how much girls will need to "lean in" in order to reach the top, it's worth it to take a look back at history. How have women fought for their dreams in the past? Girls with big goals of their own.... read more
I once heard about a man who read the entire Oxford English Dictionary, all twenty volumes of it, from cover to cover. It took him twelve months to do so. When asked why, the man said that knowing the exact, if obscure, words for things made his experience of the world riche.... read more
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