Monday, January 21, 2013

Literacy, Writing



-- Quote of the Day -- 


 “Every day 4 thousand boomers join the ranks of more than 100 million grandparents in the US, grandparents care on a regular basis for about 33% of children under 5 while their mothers are working, 6 % are raising a grand child. …The importance of starting when they are very young is that you are reading aloud to this child, holding the child on your lap… so it creates a sense of intimacy and wellbeing - it becomes a learning experience. …Get down on their level, be actively involved in the story. …Let older children pick the book and then have a discussion about it; so now I’m engaging in an intellectual discussion – it gets her thinking about creative writing, literacy reading, expanding her vocabulary… With today’s technology we have really run out of excuses for not being involved in our grandchildren’s lives. …If you start young and maintain that relationship, when they get to those difficult teenage years hopefully you still have a good enough relationship that they can share some difficult things that they couldn’t share with anyone else and this can be potentially life-saving.”  

~ Nancy Gebhardt


Today’s quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode that aired back on Nov 15 … titled: Family Literacy




 (*Click on the title to access the full discussion)





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