Fireworks under the stars in 2021

It appears summer is back! And with summer comes picnics, gatherings, outings, and more. Fun in the sun and time with friends and family are going to be more appreciated this summer than any time in recent memory because it is the first time in over a year that most of us will be able to gather together because COVID restrictions have kept us apart. With the return of crowds.

Choosing an audio book for the narrator’s voice

An audiobook provides convenience in a myriad of ways. For example, because of audiobooks, you can “read” while you drive. Because of audiobooks, you can read with your eyes closed. Because of audiobooks, you can read while cleaning the house. Because of audiobooks, we can READ MORE. For me, audiobooks are my go-to solution for getting help falling asleep. Like many of you, I’m sure, unwinding from a busy, stressful.

How to get your kids to sleep at bedtime

One of the most wonderful parent-child bonding moments occurs when it’s time to tuck your child in for bed. There’s something special about the end of the day when all the world begins to quiet down which allows parents to connect with their children in a meaningful way. No more rushing around town for appointments, no more busy meetings, no more school work. Just you and your child. Unfortunately, far.

Andrew Carnegie’s gift of books to the world

In days-gone-by, Andrew Carnegie, was seen as THE example of a wealthy philanthropist giving generously to benefit others, especially children. Having grown up in humble circumstances, where access to books was difficult, Carnegie knew the power books could bring to an inquiring mind.

Music while reading

Music and literature are artistic expressions that compliment each other and, in many cases, inform each other. For example, Handel composed a musical work, The Messiah, based on the written words of Isaiah. Likewise, great written literary works are often derived by inspiration the author feels when enlightened by musical works. The symbiotic relationship between music and literature can also extend into the reading experience itself. When a carefully chosen.

The power of reading books to children

Our world is a tough place to grow up.  It always has been and always will be.  Childhood is fleeting and passes in the blinking of an eye.  If parents aren’t careful, they’ll be empty-nesters with empty memories.  One of the easiest ways to build a trove of beautiful memories with your children is to read books to them.  In addition to creating memories, you’ll also be building valuable learning.

Build A Children’s Home Library

Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to his friend, John Adams, “I cannot live without books.” When Jefferson drew up the designs for his Monticello mansion, he was careful to include a room for his book collection. The room was not to be referred to as the “library.” According to Jefferson, a library is what you call a collection of books, not the room where they are housed. Therefore, the.