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Summer 2021 Reading Suggestions

When the long steamy days of summer get too much to bear, head to the porch with a cool glass of water and the Clapham School 2021 summer reading suggestions. Each year we suggest a list of books to read to keep your children engaged in reading...

Six Great Books for Middle School Readers

The winter doldrums set in during February, a month that feels so long despite it being the shortest month. This is a great time to find a great book to curl up with on the couch. It is often most difficult to find good books for Middle School...

Summer 2020 Reading Suggestions

It is that time of the year again: cold snow turns into humid days, dark mornings turn into long, bright days, and strenuous school hours turn into carefree leisure time. Every year the Clapham community put their heads together and come up with...

5 Cozy Reading Nook Ideas for Children

“Mom, I’m bored!” My ten year old son slumps down on the couch with a frown on his face and adds, “I hate Sundays! Why do we have to have no technology on Sundays, it is soooo boring!”

 

When Reading Doesn't Come Easy - A Mother's Perspective

Not long ago I picked up a much-anticipated and highly acclaimed book. I had waited long on the library hold list to get a copy. With the kids finally all tucked in bed, I climbed into my own bed to get comfy for a night of reading A Gentleman in...

11 Tips to Raise A Child Who Loves to Read

A guiding question that we have asked ourselves a million times throughout the child-rearing years is: What does it Matter in Eternity?   The answer to this question has guided us in making choices that shaped our family's lives not only for the...

Summer 2019 Reading Suggestions

 

It is summer. The sun is hot, the air is warm and the shade is where you'll find my children... reading! After a long and difficult year of learning and focusing and testing and math, my kids just want to kick back with a good book and a tall...