A YouTube Summer Tale. Hold the Swim Goggles.

Summer and Reading. I know, It Doesn’t Quite have the Same Ring as Summer and Swimming(!)     Or Summer and Slushies(!)     But Somehow We Needed to Glamorize Reading for Miss Doodle 2. Help Her Get Past Her Aversion to Reading. And in My Mind, Summer was the Opportunity to Do Just That. […]

Raising A New Age Princess. A Business Letter. A Slimy Experiment(!)

Slime.  An Engaging Substance. Creepy to My Mind.  Enchanting to Kids. The DIY Recipe is a Goopy Mess. Instructions Add glue to mixing bowl. Add water to glue and stir to combine. Sprinkle baking soda into mixture and stir to combine. Add food coloring and glitter as desired. Add saline solution and stir quickly to […]

Read to Me. Please.

Mr. Doodle is a Wonderful Reader. He’s Been Reading Since He was 4. He said that even in College, the Professor would have him read out loud to the Class. His Voice is Strong yet Soothing.  Like Warm Syrup on Pancakes. Together.  Side by Side.  Hot Chocolate in Hand. Just Before Bedtime.  He Reads a […]

A Global Warming Christmas Eve Read-Aloud Story

A What? An Environmental Spin/Global Warming Children’s Christmas Eve Story. Written By Me. I Know.   It’s a Bit Bizarre.   It all began with a Writing Contest. Write a Story to Be Read Aloud to Children on a Christmas Train Ride. In 700 Words or Less.    With the Theme of Polar Bears, a Train and Santa. […]

One More Song at Bedtime

This is a Sponsored Post.  I was Gifted the Product.  All Opinions are My Own. You Know All the Reading Statistics. Reading aloud  to our Children is important on so many levels. It is the single most important activity leading to language development. Reading aloud builds word-sound awareness and is a predictor of reading success. Reading aloud builds […]


For Our Series Reading is Fun! A Trip to New York! A Kid’s Perspective on Why Kids Should Go to New York. Written, Illustrated, Directed and Narrated by Miss Doodle 2. We’re Working on Reading and Writing this Summer.  Trying to Make it Fun. 🙂 The Written and Spoken Word has Been a Struggle. Learning […]

The Fish Story

Last in our Summer Series of  original written and illustrated stories on “Reading is Fun!” “The Fish Story” This one makes me cry.  Every single time. Disclaimer:  Music from Disney’s Finding Nemo – Nemo Egg (Main Title). Enjoy. Did you feel the Magic?

A Summer Read

“I don’t know what to write about.” “Write about what you know.” Enjoy our Second Book in the “Reading is Fun!” series… “Tess and Feather, A Story About Friends” Read by the Author….With Sound Effects…What could be better than that? Nurturing a Love of Reading….Opening up her World to all the MAGIC!

Meeting Miss Mack

The Reading Teacher has a brilliant idea   –   A POEM IN YOUR POCKET. Find a Poem.  Memorize the Poem.  Recite the Poem.  3 days to complete the task. We were up for the challenge.   It was decided that the poem had to be short or else it couldn’t be memorized.    I know,  I […]