Hi, I’m Melissa Taylor, a mom of two girls ages 13 and 16 (where does the time go!?) who inspire my reading, writing, and playful side. I’m also a former teacher with an M.A. in Education, a former literacy trainer with PEBC, a freelance education blogger / writer, a children’s book expert, a Pinterest expert with over 1.3 million followers and a passionate advocate for literacy and high-quality education. I freelance write for various clients such as Random House, eBay, ALEX Toys, Imagine Toys, Scholastic Parent and Child, Babble, Sylvan Learning, and Parenting Magazine, to name a few.
My girls and I had HUGE health issues for the last 7 years — all different symptoms but with one root cause. Read our poisoned story here.
Imagination Soup‘s focus is making learning fun, active, and engaging for kids. It’s a place where parents and teachers can find great books as well as learning ideas, resources, and community. My goal is to make your life easier. Let me know how else I can help! [email protected]
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Awards and Achievements
PBS Kids VIP Blogger 2012 – 2014
Circle of Moms Top 25 Teacher Blogs
Mom Congress, Colorado Delegate, Parenting Magazine
Advisory Committee Member, Colorado State Early Childhood Education standards, 2011
Cybils Panelist for Early Readers, 2014
Cybils Panelist for iPad Books, 2011
Cybils Panelist for Early Readers & Early Chapter Books, 2010
Scholastic Parent and Child Best Book and Reading Blog, 2010
Outstanding Teacher, Douglas County School District, 2000, 2001, 2002
Book Editor-at-Large, Colorado Parent Magazine 2010-2012