Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Welcome to Raising Up Readers

Welcome to Raising Up Readers, a  community dedicated to empowering parents, grandparents, and caregivers with tips, tools, and strategies to instill a lifelong love of reading.

Moms are busy. Whether you work full time, stay at home, or somewhere in between, your life is undoubtedly busy. Or should I say chaotic? But I also know you are an amazing mom and want what's best for your kids; otherwise you wouldn't be reading this blog!

Let me ask you a question, Reader Raisers. What was your reading life like when you were a child?  Do you have wonderful memories of being read to as a child or not so much? Do you love reading now or not as much? Whatever your background, however you personally feel about reading, we all can agree on one thing: reading is, by far, one of the most important activities we can do with our children. More about the research behind that later, but this is fact.

I know that, without a doubt, you who are reading this are an amazing parent (or grandparent, caregiver, etc.). You want what's best for your kids, but you don't always feel you know what to do. As parents with already busy lives, you frankly don't have the time to keep up on all the research and tips that are out there. That's where this blog enters.

My name is Caroline, your book-obsessed, research-loving fellow mama. I taught reading and writing to elementary and middle school kids for ten years before staying at home with my three kids, aged 8, 6, and 2. My hope for this community is that we are able to give easy, no prep tips for promoting reading in your home.

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