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Rosetta Stone’s Kids Reading Program

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One question we started getting even before G was born is, “Are you going to home school?”  Although this question is still a bit premature, we have been thinking about the answer to it for quite some time because G is such a great learner – she truly is very teachable.  But the one thing that concerns me about homeschooling during the early years is teaching someone to read.  I don’t remember learning to read, I just know I knew how to do it by the time I got to kindergarten.  And I have no experience with teaching someone to read.  It seems so daunting to me! The English language is VERY complicated! So, I am always looking for all the help I can get.  We already are on top of the reading-every-day-with-your-kid thing, since G and W are book obsessed; but I know that is not sufficient to teach them to read the words themselves.  When I was given the opportunity to try out a program for kids (preschoolers and early elementary), Rosetta Stone’s Kids Reading Program, to teach her the building blocks of reading, I was so excited! Continue Reading

Growing Up

Your Kid’s Next Binge-watch: #Annedroids


We all know that binge-watching is becoming more and more popular for adults!  And if your little one is like my oldest girl, she likes to binge-watch, too!  When we turn on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood or  Tumble Leaf  on Amazon Prime, G is not satisfied to watch just one episode.  Oh, no, she needs to ask at the end of every episode to watch just one more!  But when you have watched all the episodes two or three (or five) times, you need something new to watch.  What’s next on your kid’s binge-watching list: Annedroids from Amazon Studios (available on Amazon Prime)! Continue Reading