By now, we all know the benefits of reading to children from birth. The emotional bonding, the language development, the cognitive skills. Plus, there’s a sleep benefit, as Dr. Robert Needlman of Reach Out and Read discussed at the Horn Book’s Fostering Lifelong Learners symposium a few years ago. Tiny babies need to learn to […]
Just a little rant here–Martha Parravano and I are preparing a talk for next week’s Fostering Lifelong Learners conference in Ohio, and the other day we visited the Children’s Book Shop for some titles we wanted to share but couldn’t find in the office. I was struck by the number of picture book titles for […]
Our granddaughter Chloe was born last Thursday night. Miles seems just fine with her. Have you guys heard about “The Baby’s Gift”? It’s where the dethroned only child goes to hospital and gets a present from the newborn. Retail doesn’t miss a trick. (At least it’s better than The Diaper Game. I am never going […]
>Our Kitty and her son Jakob found themselves on Salley Mavor’s blog this week. Jakob of the Ducks
> Baby Evelyn, a friend of Lolly’s, really likes to throw herself into her reading.
>Didn’t kiss no pigs but did have a glorious drive down (up? up and down?) Sunset Blvd. from the Getty Museum to the heart of Hollywood. (Unfortunately, the only stars we saw were of the reality-show stripe, Bruce and Kris Jenner, sitting in the booth next to ours at Beso, the restaurant managed by son […]
>“Terrific Baby” cake by Jennifer Brabander for Elissa Gershowitz’s baby shower today at the office. Photo by Lolly Robinson. Elissa is married to Ken Silber and we really want them to name the baby Wilbur. As you can see.
>(I take it as a mark of long-delayed maturity that I now find holding a baby more rewarding than playing with a puppy.)
>Due to popular demand, we’re posting Lelac Almagor’s And Stay Out of Trouble: Narratives for Black Urban Children from the September/October special issue on Trouble. And to further, er, trouble the waters, we have a response to the article from writer Sharon G. Flake. I’d be interested to hear any comments in the comments. As […]