Pamela Hall

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Pamela Hall -- Wife. Mom. Teacher. Writer. Education & literacy consultant. Lover of God, cappuccino, and chocolate. Leader. Ordinary with an extraordinary desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others, particularly children. Founder/blogger of Literate For Life. (http://literateforlife.org) Connect with her on FB or Twitter.

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Let nature be your teacher ~ William Wordsworth In the northern hemisphere, the leaves are already beginning to change color. Trees are displaying variegated leaves of greens, yellows, browns, reds, and oranges. When I step outside, I notice the air is getting chillier and has a familiar smell; hello autumn! Autumn is a perfect time […]

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“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” — Kate DiCamillo Reading aloud with your child should always be a special time. It is the single most important thing you can do for your child to set them up for future […]

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You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way. ~Dr. Seuss As aisles and shopping carts fill with back to school supplies, visions of going back to school fill children, teachers, and parents minds. With every new, bright and shiny folder, pencil, and backpack are children, […]

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“Everywhere I go, parents, teachers, even young people themselves complain of a growing concern about our screen-focused lives. We’re spending more time staring at screens and less time in the wonders of nature, in conversation with friends, in valuable silent contemplation and engaged with others in community or civic activity. It’s not good on many […]

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“Next to hugging your child, reading aloud is probably the longest lasting experience that you can put into your child’s life. You will savor it long after they have grown up. Reading aloud is important for all the reasons that talking to children is important – to inspire them, to guide them, to educate them, […]

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We need to prepare students for their future, not our past.  –Ian Jukes These reading apps for kids are sure to spark some interest and develop a love for literacy. I searched and reviewed many apps to find these five that are filled with good reading skills as well as free. 1. The Forest Kingdom (3 […]

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 “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges The library is a marvelous place. It is filled with adventure inside of every book. My kids loved going to the library when they were little. Now, they are grown up, and we still go to the library. The […]

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“Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~ Dove Chocolate Wrapper As I peeled back the wrapper and devoured my 3rd piece of chocolate, the following words greeted me: “Relaxation by chocolate.” ~ Love, Dove. Oh, yeah. Dove really knows how to speak to me. I love to indulge in chocolate when I am stressed. Well, […]

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I think I was born strong-willed. That’s not the kind of thing you learn. The advantage is that you stick to what you believe in and rarely get pushed out of what you want to do. – Joan Jett If you’re reading this, chances are great that you have a strong-willed child. You don’t need […]

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Summer is almost here and kids will be out of school. Research by John Hopkins University shows that children lose 2-3 months progress during the summer. These free educational websites for kids are sure to keep their brains from turning to mush. Even though I strongly advocate summer reading programs, these free educational websites for […]

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Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont Moms love their children unconditionally. It’s a fact. Moms love to get wilted flowers and sloppy, sticky kisses from the little people in their lives.(These gifts melt a mom’s heart.) Typically for […]

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No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. ~ Orebela Gbenga 5 Ways To Live Guilt Free So, what is mommy guilt? Every mom reading this can answer that question. It is the feeling in the pit of your stomach tugging at you convincing you that […]

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“We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” ~ Steve Jobs In our modern world, it isn’t uncommon to see moms pushing shopping carts around the grocery store while their 2-year old is glued to a phone or iPad. Screens are a part of our life, but how much time should kids have […]

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The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. ~ Denis Waitley Every parent dreams of having brilliant children. The good news is that you can cultivate smart children. The more you stimulate your child’s brain and provide a wide range of experiences, the smarter they […]

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“Children are made readers in the laps of their parents” – Emily Buchwald According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, only about 1 out of 5 parents reads to their baby regardless of socioeconomic status. Why is this a problem? This is a problem, because babies don’t get the proper foundation for literacy, and fall behind […]

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The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~ Dr. Seuss Reading is life. Think about it? How much did you read throughout your day today? Reading is an essential life skill and instilling the love to read is easier than you think. 1. Read […]

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“The only thing children wear out faster than shoes are parents and teachers.”Unknown Hardships are part of life. Raising children is rewarding and depleting. (But, you already knew that.) Silly me, I believed in fairy tales. I grew up believing I’d live like Cinderella. Then, reality hit. My prince charming traveled a lot for his […]

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7 Surefire Ways To Squash Self-Esteem “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”― Mark Twain The following 7 items are a recipe for squashing your child’s self-esteem. If you want to raise emotionally healthy and stable children, do the opposite of the following: 1. Don’t Listen Our children need us to REALLY […]