7 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Transition


Nobody likes to see summer end. When I was a kid growing up in New York, school always started the Wednesday after Labor Day. We dreaded it. But by that time the weather was getting cooler; the town pool was closed for the season. You didn’t feel like you were missing out. Nowadays, it seems as if … [Read more...]

The Joys of Old Books

I love reading to my kids. But I sometimes worry that it's turning me into a curmudgeon before my time  like one of those guys you see on the corner of Broadway, ranting incoherently about the good old days. It isn't that I don't like many of the new books published today. For instance, my … [Read more...]

5 Easy Tips for Reading Aloud


Reading to your kids is one of the best gifts you can give them. Not only is it a great way to bond, but you're also preparing child to read on his own. It takes a while to get used to reading aloud. It was a good year after my daughter was born before I felt like I was getting good at it. But … [Read more...]