Archive for the 'reading' Category

now I build my ABCs

September 18th, 2008

I’ve mentioned before that I know my son is intelligent, but I am struck by how his learning style is so different from mine. Approach this kid with an activity book and a pen, and he recoils in terror; come at him with a box of wooden blocks and he dives in ready to play […]

this is not a word

August 27th, 2008

The Boston Globe has a great editorial for wordies in defense of English as user-modifiable technology. Part of the joy and pleasure of English is its boundless creativity: I can describe a new machine as bicyclish, I can say that I’m vitamining myself to stave off a cold, I can complain that someone is the […]

can’t get too much of those ABCs

August 1st, 2008

My son is a smart kid. I know this because the day he could stand without holding on to something, he unlocked all of our baby locks. (10 mos). He’s never shown much interest in baby puzzles because he’s yet to meet one he can’t assemble in seconds. And as soon as he could walk, […]

summer reading list for the under-5s

August 1st, 2008

I’m always on the hunt for books that both the kids and I enjoy reading. I’ve learned that the kids will listen to any drivel if the character looks cool, but we’re all more excited if the entire story is engaging, even if it is simple. Here’s today’s list of good reads: (For the under […]

summer reading list

July 10th, 2008

I didn’t know this, but Art Garfunkel maintains a website, and he also has maintained a list of all the books he has read since 1968. You can check out the entire list or just Art Garfunkel’s favorite books. The list of favorites resembles my highschool reading list, but I think most of those are […]

the decline of literacy

July 9th, 2008

I’ve been reading Adventure in the Rocky Mountains, basically the letters of a plucky woman who traveled the Westerns United States by herself in the mid 1800s. Since I’ve been to both Tahoe and many of the cities in Colorado she mentions, it is interesting to read how the landscape and inhabitants of those regions […]

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