Thursday, January 6, 2011

With Gratitude

I began this blog approximately one year ago, with the hope that I would encourage my followers to be inspired to read to their young children. Based on comments from my followers, I think that I have seen some evidence of having achieved that goal. However, what has taken me by complete surprise is how rewarding the blogging experience has been. Over the course of the year, I have been in contact with so many supportive and creative people. We are all learning from each other as we navigate the ins and outs of social networking. I have gained confidence in my fledgling technical abilities by trying to expand and experiment with content. My enjoyment has far exceeded my wildest expectations. I hope that I have given parents and caretakers some fresh ideas about reading with young children. And I look forward to much, much more fun in 2011. I thank you sincerely, readers.

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on your anniversary!

    enjoy ur weekend!

    carol

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  2. Thanks for the follow! My husband and I are big on reading to our daughter, and have been since she was just a wee baby. She is now 4 1/2 years old and is already reading a level 2 "I can read" books on her own.
    Cheers!
    Jen
    http://cariboobutterflycrafts.blogspot.com

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  3. I've only just discovered your blog and I look forward to reading more.

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  4. Congratulations on six years of blogging! Thank you for inspiring and encouraging others!

    -Christina S.
    Kabongo.com Team Member

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  5. Congratulations on your anniversary! I enjoy every post. Your writing is clear and to the point. I have your blog in a blog list with your most recent post featured in the side column of my Beginning Reading Help blog. You share inspirational reading information for parents. Keep posting! I look forward to your next year of blogging.

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  6. Michelle, You have been a consistent supporter of my blog. I appreciate it so much. I have sent some people to your blog as well since I think you offer so much great information. Would you like to do a guest blog???

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  7. I am an excited new follower! As an aspiring author and illustrator of children’s books, a previous daycare provider and nanny, and now SAHM, I am very into adolescent literature. I’m starting something called Project Backyard Pre-school with my son… where I closely follow the process of him reaching educational milestones, like learning how to read through homemade games and project ideas. I’ve also just recently started a weekly review for an early literacy program. I’m networking my blog in the hopes that other moms (more educated than I in this sort of thing :-P) will provide some feedback, tips, and opinions. I think it’ll be a lot of fun. Hope to see you around my blog, too!

    Aliciastucky.blogspot.com

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  8. I know, blogging is absolutely cathartic. I so enjoy all the things I have learned and I love to share with others what little things I know. You have a wonderful blog and fabulous writing skills. Keep it up, I enjoy your blog. Jana www.adoctorandanurse.com

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  9. Following you from Bloggy Moms. Come and visit me at http://mom-stuffcommunity.blogspot.com/

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  10. What an outstanding blog! Avant Garde Parenting clued me in and I'm so happy to be a new follower. I'm an avid reader and always looking for ways to get my kiddos pumped about reading. I'll be stopping by often!

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  11. Great blog -- look forward to coming back! And hope to have you visit www.momsflexbiz.blogspot.com

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WHAT I THINK . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.


No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.


Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.