Music Education Linked with Early Language Development

Dr. Sean Hutchins at the Royal Conservatory of Music, published results of his study of children enrolled in their ‘Smart Start’ music education program for children under 6 years. Early childhood music education plays a powerful role in cognitive development. https://www.rcmusic.com/about-us/news/new-research-demonstrates-link-between-music-educa

Stories from my Childhood

Hi There! I thought it might be fun to share some stories from my childhood. Some of these are my own memories and some were shared with me by parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles. I’ll admit my memories may be off a little, but what the heck. We all love a good story. MONEY AtContinue reading “Stories from my Childhood”

Giveaway Time!

Okay, I’m a little behind schedule with my giveaway but here we go! This is great for picture book lovers, teachers, librarians, parents and grandparents. You can win Picture the Sky, by Barbara Reid and a signed copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker! The winner will also receive a pdf copy of my story stretchersContinue reading “Giveaway Time!”

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello Friends in the Blogosphere! Here’s my weekly writing update; keeping myself honest about the progress I’m making with writing for children. This week I watched a free webinar by children’s book author, Arree Chung.  It was so good in that he reminded me that the only way to become a published author is toContinue reading “Wednesday Writing Update”

Happy Monday!

Welcome to Monday!  This is your opportunity to learn a little more about the writer behind the blog. As you may already have learned, I am an introvert.  I get worn out from being around large groups of people.  This is why I love teaching preschool and piano.  My preschool is small, so we haveContinue reading “Happy Monday!”

Kid Lit Love: Finn Finds a Friend by Jenna Grodzicki and Alexis St. John

Welcome to Friday’s Kid Lit Love!  Today I’m reviewing FINN FINDS A FRIEND by Jenna Grodzicki and Alexis St. John, published by Clear Fork Publishing. My Review: In a blend of fiction and non-fiction, Jenna Grodzicki tells the story of Finn, the playful lemon shark. Finn tries to play with other creatures (lemon sharks, seaContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Finn Finds a Friend by Jenna Grodzicki and Alexis St. John”

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I’m giving weekly writing updates to keep myself motivated.  Writing consistently can be a challenge when there are so many distractions.  This is my way of keeping myself on track so please humour me here. So this week I’m feeling incredibly grateful for my online critique group, who have given meContinue reading “Wednesday Writing Update”

Happy Monday!

Here’s a chance to learn a little about the writer behind the blog.  Thanks for stopping by to read 🙂 So my story for this week continues on the walking theme.  As I mentioned, I like to go for walks.  And living in Victoria, B.C. is great for that because year round, the weather isContinue reading “Happy Monday!”