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March 1, 2016

If you are as blessed as I am with a healthy active boy you may have the same challenges trying to get them to slow down long enough to read. 


I used cooking in the kitchen with my son as a great way to sneak in reading.  Kids love to spend time with their parents and enjoy being helpful in the kitchen.  You can do a lot of reading and vocabulary in the kitchen without a child even realizing how much they are learning.  I usually work off a recipe or we create one together. 


As I am writing this I am thinking it would make a great homework project for kids to create a recipe wit...

February 2, 2016

When I was in grade 3 we had a cool reading fort.   I am sure the teacher had gotten a new fridge and thought, “What can I do with this box?”  From the era that never threw anything out she brought it in to the classroom and let us draw and paint and we made it into a house with a floor of pillows.  Each day a child was chosen to have reading time in the fort.  It must have been amazing because 30 years later I still remember how cool it was!


 Creating a memorable reading experience is not only important for young readers but can be a lot of fun on a rainy day!  Pop up tent...

January 1, 2016


Audiobooks, e-books, soft cover books or hard cover books are we losing to technology?  Absolutely not!  I am a huge reader.  I love action, mystery, & science fiction books.  As a multitasking mother I have less time time for my hobby and have discovered a love of audio books.  I can cook, vacuum, or even do the dishes while listening to some of my favourite authors.  I have been known to burn dinner occasionally while having my nose stuck in a book so my family is much happier.

Don't get me wrong I still have a collection of soft cover books that I enjoy on the bea...

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Did you know that the book Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang was written by Ian Fleming.  Who also wrote the series James Bond 007.

Both have been made into movies.

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SUSAN AGUILO      |      Canadian Children's Author      |      Toronto, ON      |      Canada      |