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  • Introducing 'Teach a Student to Read'
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    Introducing ‘Teach a Student to Read’

    If you have been following along on my LinguisticsGirl Twitter feed, you know that I have been working on a reading program for my second child. My reading program developed in response to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, which I used with my oldest child. When the time came to teach […] More

  • Technology Distracts Children from Reading and Conversation
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    Technology Distracts Children from Reading and Conversation

    Reading and conversation are crucial for language development in children. Technology has also become a near-ubiquitous part of modern life. Unfortunately, a recent poll released by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Read Aloud 15 MINUTES shows that more than one-third of parents report that popular technology use by their children routinely takes away from […] More

  • Rock 'N Learn Early Childhood Collection
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    Rock ‘N Learn Early Childhood Collection Review

    I started homeschooling my daughter last fall, and I am always on the lookout for new learning materials to supplement her education. I have previously reviewed DVDs from Rock ‘N Learn, so, when the company recently approached me about reviewing a new Early Childhood Collection of DVDs and board books, I eagerly accepted the opportunity. […] More

  • Four Parenting Choices That Matter
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    Four Parenting Choices That Matter

    As parents, we all want what is best for our children and what will help them grow up happy, healthy, and whole. Throughout parenting, we will be faced with choices on how to raise our children, and which strategies you use will ultimately determine how your child turns out. Make sure to consider safety as […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 8
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 8

    Welcome to the eighth and final week of my toddler summer reading program. Each week for the past eight weeks, my daughter and I read at least five books a week together. In actuality, we usually ended up reading at least five books a day. In addition to my summer reading program, my daughter also […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 7
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 7

    Welcome to week 7 of The Parenting Patch toddler summer reading program. Each week for eight weeks this summer, my daughter and I planned to read at least five books each week. We definitely met our goal, usually reading between five and ten books most days. To document and facilitate our progress, I am sharing […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 6
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 6

    My daughter loves books. To continue to foster her love of reading, she and I read a least a couple of books together almost every day. For the summer reading program in which she is participating at a local library, she must complete a total of six reading logs. For her age group, each reading […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 5
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 5

    Welcome to the fifth week of the toddler summer reading program in which my daughter and I are participating! Over eight weeks this summer, my daughter and I are challenging ourselves to read at least five books a week. In reality, though, we read five books a day, and often more. In addition to our […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 4
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 4

    Welcome to week 4 of The Parenting Patch toddler summer reading program. Each week this summer, my daughter and I are challenging ourselves to read at least five books each week. Most of the time, however, we end up reading five to ten books per day. My daughter is also participating in the summer reading […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 3
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 3

    Welcome to week 3 of The Parenting Patch toddler summer reading program. My daughter is also participating in the summer reading program at one of our local libraries for which the goal is to read five age-appropriate books per week. My daughter and I read far more books together, usually at least five each day […] More

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