When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

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How Reading Helps You and Your Child!

Improve your life and your child’s life: Read, read, and read more. Reading does improve life in more ways than one! Read lots of books!

BJ’ s vision is insightful and motivating. Her vision  brings you a positive outlook on life.  These articles will inspire you to motivate your family to read.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children’s book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

Soar like an eagle!  Read!


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Enjoy the benefits of teaching your child to read at home. I was a special education teacher before I became disabled. One year I taught behavior disordered tenth graders who had suffered traumatic brain injury.  Their behavior caused problems for Read more…


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Read out loud every day and enjoy these benefits. I read out loud.  When my husband is not interested in what I am reading, he does not like this.  But I need to do it because I have several diagnoses Read more…


A simple way you can improve your country, regardless of where you live. America is a great place to live, but not a great place for a child to learn to read. Studies  show these facts: 44 million US adults Read more…


A good book is a life-changing event in a child’s life. It leads a child to success.  -BJ Rae A friend who owns a day care center sent me the picture above.  It means the world to me. It means Read more…


What you can do for your country to improve its future. John Kennedy made a famous statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”.  We probably all agree that it Read more…


These four habits are used by successful leaders. Of course you want to be successful.  You want your children to be successful too.  You know that successful people are readers.  But what else do successful people do? Morning routine. Successful Read more…


Children who read become leaders! Children who read have a definite advantage as adults, especially in today’s business world.  They become leaders. Readers turn into leaders for five reasons. Better thinkers A reader acquires knowledge. Knowledge enables you to keep Read more…


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Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do with your child.  The Reading Mother Strickland Gillilan  I had a Mother who read to me Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea, Cutlasses clinched in Read more…

"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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