Yearly Archives: 2016

  • Bilingual Education, Monolingual Parents

    “Monolingualism is the illiteracy of the 21st century,”says Gregg Roberts, world language specialist for the Utah Office of Education.  Only 17 % of Americans can speak another language, while over 50% of Europeans and up to two-thirds of adults in other parts of the world can converse in a second language.  A 2007 Gallup poll…
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  • Conscious Christmas Shopping

    Everyone is on the hunt for deals for the beginning of the Christmas season.  This year is a little different — we have a new president-elect that requires vigilance, not just in politics but with our wallets as well. I believe the way I spend my money is just as important as the way I…
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  • Love in Action

    I believe that the universe is friendly. And I believed that alone made Trump’s victory impossible. Trump’s election caused me to stay awake at night not out of fear (although it was there) but because it made me question whether I believe the universe, or this nation, is friendly.    It caused me to question my faith…
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  • Top 7 Storybook Apps for Pre-K & K

         I love storybook apps because they make stories come to life and encourage a life-long love for reading.  In the pre- and early-reading stages, kids can’t sit down with a good book and read it on their own. The animation, sounds, and highlighted text of storybook apps take reading to the next level and provide an educational yet…
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  • Apps for Preschoolers: Part 1 – Guidelines

    There is no question that unmonitored technology and screen time can have a negative effect on our youngest children because fast music,  flashing images, and violence can create kids that expect to be entertained all the time, develop poor social and behavior skills and have limited creativity.  The question on every new parent’s mind is “How much is…
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