fun reading lesson

Tweet Summer is a great time to learn. I’m a huge advocate for turning off the TV so that kids have rich opportunities to learn to make their own fun, problem solve, and engage in activities that stimulate their imagination. I also know that sometimes the only “Me Time” you can get is by turning […]

Tweet Last week I had the opportunity to spend five delicious days with my four-year old niece. She came from San Diego to L.A, to participate in my annual summer camp called Camp N’Vision. She is a precocious little something with a lot of spunk and pizzazz. She is as dainty as a cupcake overflowing with lots of […]

Tweet I taught two kids how to read this year. It was hard. There were some days when I wasn’t sure if it would happen. We tried and practiced sight words and did picture walks. And then, two weeks ago, I was filled with elation when I realized that it had actually happened. When you […]

Tweet Get ready! Tandem Teaching is firing up the stove today. I’ve got an easy recipe to feed your resistant reader that’s lot of fun. Consider this my answer to Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals! Hook your kid by following this simple recipe: Shop Go to the nearest bookstore or library. Pick out some of […]

Tweet Olivia, by Ian Falconer Olivia is a sassy, energetic little pig who is a singer, a painter, and a mischief-maker. Join her on her adventures! Corduroy, by Don Freeman A stuffed bear comes to life in a department store, and goes on a search for his lost button. A little girl finds him, buys […]