Category Archives: Imagiread’s Rearing Readers Program

Must-have tool #8

I’ve met many parents who are sports enthusiasts. They can talk for hours on end about their love of sports and then a bit more about their little playing for the same supposed love. I’ve always admired parents to continuously enroll their children in sports because of the mental, physical, and social-emotional benefits. And there are plenty. One of which is determination. It’s our

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Must-have tool #7

Next up, problem-solving. You know, the stuff that kids are tested on to see if they can find a viable solution or two or three. A good story will have several challenges guiding little people to a solution, a resolve if you will. The trick is learning different ways to extract the problem that is to be solved. Because it’s so important, in the

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Must-have tool #6

Being back in the classroom is trying at times. Little people have so much to do and being courteous during it all can (and has been from my observance) be a real test. An observatory conduit to pack up for the littles is respect. Respect is a flavorful noun. For some, it tastes one way, for others, it tastes another. The challenge is figuring

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Must-have tool #4

If there were a way to make all of the tools number one I would explore the option. It’s just that today’s tool is something every child has and needs simultaneously, similar to some of the other tools. I know, it doesn’t make much sense but it will. Imagine this; you wake up energized and breeze through getting prepared for work. Everything is flowing

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Must Have Tool # 1

Our first tool is super easy to find and readily available for all who look for it. The challenge with this tool is that sometimes it doesn’t make itself as visible so when we are teaching our children how to find it we need extra resources to support our approach. The tool, self-awareness. Self-awareness is a must have tool for Back-To-School because it beckons

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Imagiread’s Fall Preview [Back-To-School with Tools]

August is officially here and for many children that means that they will return to school in less than two weeks. It’s the perfect time to evaluate the summer, look to the memories of the season and relish in the time that’s left to do and learn together. That will help us to prepare for what the school year might bring. Most Summer Reading programs

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A Hand To Hold [Father’s Day Tribute]

Anyone who knows me knows that I am, and will always be, a Daddy’s girl. My Daddy is, with certainty, the most endearing, intelligent and compassionate soul I’ve ever met. To grow up with his wisdom fully allowed me to blossom into the person I am today. My love of books, music, nature, cars (both classic and modern), basketball, road trips, and peanuts in

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What’s Life Without Charm?

A while ago Imagiread featured A Charmed Life/Una vida con suerte by Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri, one of our favorite kidlit authors and teachers, for El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Book Day). What we totally failed to announce on that post is that the read itself is being released on May 30, 2016. A Charmed Life/Una vida con suerte is a bountiful bi-ligual tale

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What Summer Reading Really Does

There’s a ton of talk about Summer Reading around this time of the year. Most of the articles are jam-packed with data outlining how much little brains regress during the beloved 90 days of no instruction. Since we’ve been hacking away at expressing the importance of Summer Reading ourselves over the years, we thought it would be good to share why we suggest making

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Good Night Little Ones

Sibling rivalry, monsters creeping out of the closet and reflective behavior are all a part of growing up for many little people. For some parents, sifting through the rivalry can mean embarking on insanity while others have figured out the trick. This book is clearly for both groups and the group that falls smack dab in the middle! May is Latino Book Month and

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