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For Beginners After I chose a domain name and researched hosting sites for my new webpage (Setting Up an Author Website: Step 1) I decided to have my website hosted on Hostinger. Pro: I chose Hostinger for a couple reasons, the main reason being that they only charge .80/month. (Don’t feel pressured by their “Limited Time Offer!” It’s there every…

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As different as children are, they still go through the same basic steps to learn their first skills.  Think of a child who learns to walk.  First, they have to learn to sit.  No one jumps out of their bassinet and walks without first learning how to sit.  Then they become mobile, in whatever form that takes. The next step…

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When children begin to learn to read, they leave the realm of beautifully rich picture books and move on to books with short, easy words. Too many of these books are BORING. The Bob Books were assigned reading in kindergarten. They are set up neatly with easy to sound out three-letter-words, but in our house we found they were not…

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Picture books. The delight of children everywhere. Some books are simple, some are memorable, some have illustrations that deserve viewing in a museum. There are museums devoted to artwork from children’s literature, and someday I’d like to visit one. In our house we went through picture books by the dozen. We owned a handful of favorites, but mostly we checked them out from…

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Toddler and baby board books are a great invention. They are sturdy, somewhat chewable and a great introduction to reading for young children. They can tell stories or teach colors, numbers, letters and anything else in life that is relevant to their target audience. When your child outgrows these books you may decide to put them away, but don’t get…

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