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May 22, 2013
by MJ

Beginning Reader Tips

It is never too early to start helping your child learn to read. Get them excited about books, and instill in them a love of reading! Strike when the iron is hot- when they’re young. My Lizzie can’t wait to go to school. Every time a school bus passes she asks when she’ll get to go on one! Can you imagine a freshman in college ever being that excited about a class? Toddlers are anxious and excited to learn! Harness their excitement and help them start to read with a few of these suggestions.


Reading Tips for Babies:

1. Read. All the time. All types of books. Just Read! The colorful pictures in children’s books mesmerize babies. Continue Reading →

March 26, 2013
by MJ

Guest Blogging!

I’ve been invited to write a guest post for the wonderful blog Chew Chew Mama! She focuses on Speech and Language Development, Pediatric Feeding and Food Allergy Awareness in her posts. Check her out!



Stay tuned for my guest post and check back soon 🙂



October 24, 2012
by MJ

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle

Lizzie’s Pick!

She has been a fan of Brown Bear, Brown Bear since she was a lil baby. She’d bring it to me and sit down in my lap and want me to read it over and over again!! Fast forward to now and she has rediscovered this book. Must be since all the board books are out for the baby again! Whatever book he is chewing is of course the book she wants me to read. So these books are both tasty and entertaining 😉 Continue Reading →

October 17, 2012
by MJ

The Best Halloween Ever! by Barbara Robinson

Thank God for friends! I’ve been dragging my feet deciding how and when to jump back in to LilBookChompers and luckily my buddy Andrea gave me the push- and the book- I needed to post again! 🙂


The Best Halloween Ever By Barbara Robinson

The Best Halloween Ever is one of several books surrounding the notorious Herdman family. The antics of these six siblings are sure to entertain your readers, making them love them and hate them at the same time! Continue Reading →

July 24, 2012
by MJ

Dusting Off the Cobwebs!

So obviously on my last post when I said ‘brief’ timeout…I clearly meant almost half a year 😉 I *think* we are adjusted to life with two kids now, adjusted meaning I regularly shower again and have both of the kids napping at the same time!!

Well I just finished deleting about 1,000 spam comments from the blog- so the cobwebs are officially cleared! Now it is time to get cracking with some new posts! I have a few books in mind so stay tuned. Lizzie has been busy reading and has some great new favorites I can’t wait to post. My lil man doesn’t have much of an opinion on literature yet, but he sure does love to listen with his adorable gummy grin <3


February 23, 2012
by MJ

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss

I’ve been looking for some great links to share this week and have found some awesome activities for There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! by Dr. Seuss 🙂 Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2nd, I thought some parents/teachers might be looking for cute Seuss activities.

First stops: Check out Muffin Tin Mom’s rhyming word chart that she created with her own children or Spell Outloud’s sorting rhymes actvitiy 

Next stop: Fun in First created a long/short vowel activity to go along with the story and also features adorable pockets you can make with your chompers.

Finally: Check out Mrs. Gilchrist’s class blog! She created some awesome activities around the book including writing their own version of the book based on their classroom which could easily be adapted to use at home with your chompers!!

February 20, 2012
by MJ

Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

This great Dr. Seuss style book is a current favorite of Lizzie’s! I love these book for new readers for multiple reasons. First, they are extremely repetitive using the same small words over and over. This helps new readers to be able to ‘help’ you read the story because of so much exposure to the words. After just a few readings of this book Lizzie now says, “Go!” This is a new word for her that I certainly haven’t been encouraging her to say. So even babies as young as Lizzie can learn to ‘read’ with you when using this Dr. Seuss style of writing.

Another reason I love this book is that it is full of Kindergarten sight words that the kids are busy practicing all year round Continue Reading →