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  1. Emily
    June 13, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

    This is so important! I love teaching my girl how to communicate.

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  2. Jessica
    May 30, 2017 @ 1:38 am

    Silverstein’s are my absolute favorite. I memorized one as a child and can still say it perfectly at 31.
    So creative and fun!

    oh, the giving tree gives me chills now, I have suddenly went from the playful child to become the tree that longs to keep giving to my own little boy.

    thanks for sharing

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  3. Christina DiSalvo
    May 29, 2017 @ 11:47 pm

    These are amazing tidbits of advice. I’m not a parent yet, but this gave me SO much insight on how to even just BE around children. These were great, thank you.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 30, 2017 @ 12:12 am

      I agree; anyone with children in their life can truly make a huge impact! I am so glad you found these tips valuable. Your little people tribe are lucky to have you Christina!

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  4. Cassie
    May 29, 2017 @ 10:42 pm

    These are some great ideas! My mum is a principal now but was a teacher when I was growing up and she always encouraged me to read and I even had sight cards at home haha!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 30, 2017 @ 12:12 am

      Wow Cassie, your mama sounds amazing! Thanks for commenting! Cheers!

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  5. Olivia
    May 29, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

    Loved reading this. My little girl is 15 months and growing up bilingual in Italy. It’s so interesting to watch her acquire both languages and these ideas are great for use with her!

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  6. Bianca Karina
    May 29, 2017 @ 7:58 pm

    I remember as a kid “Where the sidewalk ends” was a great way for me to get interested in reading and help me with reading out loud!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 29, 2017 @ 8:07 pm

      Shel Silverstein is the best isn’t he?! Thanks for commenting!

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  7. Oyinkan Ogunleye
    May 1, 2017 @ 6:41 pm

    Nursery rhymes definitely help kids learn how to remember things… whether it more complex terms or as simple as tying the shoes.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 1, 2017 @ 6:45 pm

      So true. Children as well as adults crave rhythm and reputation. It’s safe and therefore easy to remember. We as educators and parents need to use this natural trait to our benefit!:) Thanks for commenting!

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  8. Jenn
    April 27, 2017 @ 6:01 pm

    This is such useful info! I have a 6 month old and I have been insistent that we talk, read and sing to him often. Glad to know I’m doing the right thing!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 27, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

      Sometimes all we need is someone to validate all our efforts to keep motivated! I am so glad to hear we are kindred spirits! Thanks for commenting!

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  9. Jan
    April 27, 2017 @ 5:52 pm

    My moms a teacher so I’ve heard many of these tips before, they all are really great ways though to help out kids!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 27, 2017 @ 6:11 pm

      All teachers are heroes so tell your mom we hope she keeps up the great work!:) Thanks for commenting.

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