Monthly Archives: June 2009

What to do when your child drops the F-bomb in mixed company.

Here’s what to do when your child seems to utter the F word in mixed company! Continue reading

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Meet me at Starbucks on July 9th!

Hey kids!  Join me on July 9th for a Kids’ Cafe™ at the Starbucks at 2135 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta (corner of Lavista).  I’ll be with 2- to 3-year-olds at 5pm and 4- to 8-year-olds at 6pm.  And there’ll be … Continue reading

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A really important literacy exercise for parents. (It’s so not what you think.)

WOW! It’s time to stop and recognize YOU for all that you do for your child! Continue reading

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What’s old is new again. Even when it comes to garbage.

WOW! Here are ways to think about recycling of all sorts of things! Continue reading

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Why standing tall is plenty tall enough — at any height.

WOW! Here are literacy tips that not only help you and your child square up those shoulders; they also help out when behaviors are in need of a little fine-tuning. Continue reading

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How to have grace when your child says “gwace”. (Hint: Poetry comes to the rescue.)

WOW! Here’s how to immerse your child’s ears to listen and tongue to speak a sound of language…in preparation for inviting the eyes to read and hands to write the letter(s) that correspond to that sound. Continue reading

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How to put the environment to work for literacy. And build a home library on a budget.

WOW! Look what you and your child are viewing all around you! Let’s put to use some environmental print to help build your child’s thinking skills and your home library! Continue reading

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A peaceful way to encourage literacy = a literate way to encourage peace.

Here’s a Babs Tip for an easy way to have a powerfully-productive conversation with your child of any age…and practice awareness of peaceful words! Continue reading

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How to teach your child who’s boss. (Warning: It may not be who you think.)

THINKing aloud gives your child one more tool to call upon when writing! Continue reading

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To connect literacy to alliteration, disconnect it from reading.

WOW! Here’s how to have parent-child conversations that focus on language sounds! Such sound awareness prepares your child for success in reading and writing! Continue reading

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