When you spend countless hours reading books out loud to your young children, you hope they'll soon grow into avid independent readers. But best intentions and efforts aren't everything. Some kids are just more reluctant readers than others.Often, these are children for .... read more
You don't need us to tell you that glittering princesses and their associated fairies, prince charmings, and evil foes are among the most common and intense of preschooler passions. And in a challenge to every parent's sense of moderation, those princesses are everywhere. From.... read more
Reading takes us far and wide, to all corners of the globe and of the human imagination. It also zips us around all of the amazing ins and outs of our glorious language. We love nothing more than reading great books aloud to our kids, and we hope that lots of reading .... read more
One of the quiet moments parents enjoy most reliably with their kids is reading together. Those cozy twenty minutes before bed give all of us a chance to calm our minds at the end of the day. On some especially busy days, those twenty minutes may be the only time when .... read more
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
Sophisticated, charming, worldly, free-spirited, mad-cap, clever and simply masterful are a few words to describe Ludwig Bemelmans and his oeuvre. We know him, of course, for his most marvelous Madeline series. But how many of us actually know a thing about Ludwig Bemelmans?.... read more
There is no better way to start off the New Year than with a few inspiring book titles in your back pocket. Now that we’ve put away the stacks of holiday stories until next year, how about turning to tales of new beginnings? We’re looking for books about starting over.... read more
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