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Caught in the Act … of READING!

Kids Caught in the Act of Reading!

Thank you to everyone who send in photos or who retweeted my urgent plea for more photos! And yay! More came in which is great because I was almost out. Thank you, thank you, thank you to children’s picture book and chapter book author Erica S. Perl for sending me a slew of cute photos of her kids who clearly love to read. I saw Erica a few years ago at her book signing at the Wellesley Booksmith when Chicken Butt! came out. My Mom Friend, Lynn, was her old neighbor when they both lived in Cambridge and when we were in a book club for our preschoolers, the book was 93 in My Family by Erica S. Perl (which has helpful suggestions on how to use her books at her site). Read more…

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Kids Caught in the Act … of READING!

Kids Caught Reading

Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures. Yikes, I am almost out of them. Will you please send me more? Thanks! Please email to pragmaticmom.com(at)gmail(dot)com.

This week we have picture book author Erica S. Perl with two great photos (and more to come as she generously sent me four!). Marci, a Special Education Reading Recovery teacher helps kids learn to read and comprehend even if they are up to 5 years behind their peers! She’s true unsung hero in our community! Finally, thank you to Capability:Mom with some cuties reading. Read more…

New Erica S. Perl Book: Dotty

Picture Book for Kids with Imaginary Friends

I met Eric S. Perl when she came to Wellesley, MA for her Chicken Butt book tour two years ago.  A dear Mom Friend of mine was her neighbor when they both lived in Cambridge, MA and this Mom Friend introduced me to her first book, 93 in My Family.  My Mom Friend started a  our preschooler book club and kicked off the book club with 93 in My Family.  My son loved that book and a subsequent book club meeting centered around her book signing in Wellesley. Read more…

Summer Curriculum to Boost Your Child’s Confidence

Summer Learning to Boost Your Child’s Confidence

I’ve learned from my children that:

  • They like to do what they are good at (even if it’s their own perception and not reality).
  • And the corollary, they avoid things they think are not good at (even if it’s their own perception and not reality).
  • The more they do something, the better they get at it.
  • The better they get at it, the more they want to do it. (nice circular logic!) Read more…

Top 10: Funny Picture Books to LOL with Your Child

Best Funny Picture Books for Kids to LOL!

My five-year-old son selected most of these books because they make him laugh and we enjoy reading them together. Read more…