And the Winner Is…

2011-0511 Literacyhead

Congrats to Liz who became a LiteracyHead today! Liz won a one-year subscription to Literacyhead.com, the online visual arts magazine for teaching literacy to school-aged children. Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite childhood books when they entered the Literacyhead giveaway contest. Here's a list of mama-recommended reads for your little ones: Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss -- recommended by Alicia as a great first favorite Eric Carle’s “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? -- recommended by Monira as her 1-year-old daughter's current fave Cars and Trucks … [Read more...]

The Art of Teaching—and a Giveaway!

2011-0511 Literacyhead

I was raised by a teacher who was also a reader, and perhaps because of that I have always loved books. My husband loves his books so much that we have boxes and boxes of them (and we’re in the process of finding a place where we can enjoy them in our home daily—exciting!), and our children seem to be book lovers as well. At some point, I also remember loving art, but that faded over time. Now, as I marvel at the creations my kids bring home from school, I’m feeling that spark again. (In fact, reading, writing, and art have helped me reconnect with my sense of spirit this year -- it's a daily … [Read more...]