The 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time

In honor of the great Dr. Seuss and his birthday, I wanted to share with you Time Magazine’s list of The 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time.

Top 5:

  1. Where the Wild Things Are
  2. The Snowy Day
  3. Goodnight Moon
  4. Blueberries For Sal
  5. Little Bear

As a parent to 3 young girls I know the value of reading to them and still find myself struggling to make time.  Some days it is easy but most are HARD!  I was really good at it with my first daughter but have gotten worse over time.  How many of you experience this?

Well today is our day to change.  Today, I am making a pledge to be better and try harder to make sure that I set time aside each day to read to my children.  Who’s with me!?

 

 

LeVar Burton: Digital Devices Can Embrace Storytelling

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Image borrowed from the article.  (http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/01/levar-burton-digital-devices-can-embrace-storytelling)

Jena Passut interviews LaVar Burton, the former host of the PBS show Reading Rainbow. Check it out here!

I love this quote from the article, “she always had at least two or three books going for her own personal enjoyment. I always saw my mother reading. I got the example from my mother that reading is an important part of the human experience”

This is something that I struggle with as a parent.  I read all the time at work or while I am traveling for work but not much at all while I am home.  If I am, I am reading articles and things on my phone.  Literacy is crucial to the development of our children and I respect how Mr. Burton sees the value that digital devices can play.