Tag: reading

2021 Guide to Story Times

Reading to children of all ages is incredibly beneficial. It improves language skills, increases spans of concentration, encourages them to use their imagination, and so much more.

Summer Book List for Moms

I can tell you with complete confidence that I will not make it through this list. I'll barely scratch the surface, but a mom can book dream, right?!

The Librarian Mom’s Summer Reading Challenge (and Printable!)

There are so many fun ways to encourage reading in the summer, and the benefits are fantastic. Reading helps prevent the "summer slide" teachers are so concerned about, and it gives kids a break from the screen. Reading engages the brain, activates the imagination, and is fun! 

21-Day Reading Challenge

The truth is not that I lack free time; it’s just that I’ve allowed my habit of scrolling and reading 280 characters or less to hijack the discipline it takes to sit and read a book. I’ve allowed myself to be too busy to read, even though reading has always been something I enjoy. So, I’m giving myself a challenge, and I'm asking you to join me.

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Mom

Don’t get me wrong -- I love my children and relish the opportunity to spend our summers together. But filling their buckets is going to be difficult when my bucket is bone dry. And that’s why I have decided to create a summer bucket list for myself, full of those things that feed my soul in a way that makes it possible for me to be the best version of myself.

Avoiding the Dreaded “Summer Slide”: Encouraging Early Literacy During Summer Break

I am sharing this with you because it is absolutely imperative that your child continue practicing their reading and writing every single day over the summer break to maintain (at minimum), their current reading and writing level

The Best Books (for All Ages) from 2016

2016 brought with it several great new publications for all ages. Here are some read-aloud titles you can pick up at one of the many Fort Worth Public Library locations . . . .