Saturday, February 5, 2011


Are you snowbound or perhaps just getting weary of too much indoor time with your preschooler? This could be a good time to do some housekeeping. Do some rearranging and organization to set up a comfortable reading corner with big comfy pillows. Straighten out the contents of bookshelves. Let your preschooler help you organize his books, whether by topic, size, or even color. Going through odd piles of books may even reveal some old and forgotten favorites.


  1. Just did this with my little guy. It still amazes me how he can remember the exact lines to books we haven't read in over a year! Wow!
    If you get a chance, check out my blog. I share play ideas with parents and love to connect play to books!
    Erika Larson, M.Ed.
    Twitter handle: PassionforPlay

  2. Thanks for the comment, Erika. About to go check out your blog.

  3. Hi! I'm a homeschooling mom and found you on Bloggy Moms. I blog a lot about reading, specifically a program called Five in a Row. I am your newest follower. Stop and say hello!



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.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.