Why I Joined Usborne Books & More

Usborne Books & More is now driving one of my passions: literacy, but it wasn’t always that simple. Joining Usborne Books & More I joined Usborne Books & More in Houston, TX about a year and a half away, almost by chance. My sister had randomly heard of the company and hosted an online Facebook…

Pumpkin Patches for Literacy

Pumpkin Patches for Literacy

Build Background Knowledge Part of building literacy is building up your child’s background knowledge. Every time you expose your child to a new experience, you are building up your child’s background knowledge to new words and information. At Home and Away Children learn much of their vocabulary by reading and doing. Use the back-to-school time…

Environmental Print, Learning through Print, McDonalds, Childhood

Learning through Environmental Print

  Environmental Print Before getting my first teaching job, I remember fearing the possibility of teaching kindergarten. Why? I feared all the stuff you need! A good chunk of that “stuff” is Environmental Print.  What is Environmental Print? Logos and signs, many of which you will see as you’re driving by a busy shopping center…