Creative Tutors of Allen-Lovejoy
Since 1970 we have been celebrating Earth Day and it is a perfect time to teach your children about how our choices effect the environment. There are educational books that I would like to share that are great for children preschool and up. Here are just a few:
These books are helpful in getting converstations started. Enjoy!
I've never been one to believe in censoring for the sake of censoring. A ten-year old may be perfectly capable of watching a PG-13 movie; understanding that its occasional swearing or kissing are parts of the real world; and walking away with a perfectly intact 10-year old psyche. My daughters began reading the Harry Potter series in second and third grade and are quite well-adjusted young women who do not worship Satan and, despite the swimming and talking sperm in Look Who's Talking, they were not corrupted by its implied sexuality. However, the movie did provide an interesting answer to one of childhood's age old questions, "How does the daddy's sperm get to the egg?" "Whoops...whoa...ahhhhh...well, they swim...that's it...they swim!" But, I digress. Censoring usually serves only to make our children more curious to find out what all the fuss is about. There are some movies though that I would never have allowed my children to watch. Legend of the Guardians is one of them.
Cherrie Leggett Kilby graduated from Southwestern University with a BS in Education and has taught in elementary and middle school for over twenty years in the U.S., Taiwan, and Japan. In addition she has taught English as a Second Language in China. Cherrie pursued a Master's degree in Education with reading as her area of specialty. She continues to teach special needs students at the elementary level and also teaches reading at the local community college. Cherrie was a tutor for Creative Tutors when it was first founded and loved working with the families she met. She wanted to continue to make a difference and started working as an area manager in 2005.
"Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." | Francis of Assisi