Bilingualism and the Young Child’s Brain

Bilingualism and the Young Child’s Brain

In an earlier post, I discussed how parents interested in raising bilingual children may begin that task. Today I want […]

Nov 24, 2014     No Comments
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Books about Bears, oh my!

Books about Bears, oh my!

Children love books about animals. Today I want to discuss a few beautifully illustrated children’s books featuring bears. I was […]

Nov 20, 2014     No Comments
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Author Focus: Mac Barnett

Author Focus: Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is hot, hot, hot!  Not simply because he won a Caldecott Honor for his book Extra Yarn in 2013; […]

Nov 17, 2014     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Clear and Precise Language

Habits of Mind: Clear and Precise Language

Can you really expect clear and precise language from preschoolers? Like most things, the answer is “It depends.” Some children start using […]

Nov 13, 2014     No Comments
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Adventurous Read Alouds

Adventurous Read Alouds

Here are a few adventurous tales that will have your child constructing a roller coaster, bringing law and order to the neighborhood, […]

Nov 10, 2014     No Comments
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Book Review: Viva Frida (and Yuyi Morales)!

Book Review: Viva Frida (and Yuyi Morales)!

One of my favorite children’s books authors, Yuyi Morales, has a new book out! Viva Frida is an absolutely stunning, resolutely […]

Nov 6, 2014     No Comments
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Beyond School Success

Beyond School Success

I know you’ve heard it before - we want our children to be good readers so they will be successful in school.  And it is true…if a […]

Nov 3, 2014     No Comments
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Hist Whist on Halloween!

Hist Whist on Halloween!

My favorite Halloween poem, “hist whist” by e.e. cummings, provides lots of imagery for your little illustrator to play with. Read […]

Oct 30, 2014     No Comments
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Rhyming All Hallows’ Reads

Rhyming All Hallows’ Reads

Here’s a few great rhyming books for your preschooler’s All Hallows’ Read!  Scary, Scary Halloween  by Eve Bunting, pictures by […]

Oct 27, 2014     No Comments
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Picture Books = Math Concepts

Picture Books = Math Concepts

When we think of math books for preschoolers, we often think about teaching names and order of numbers, as well as one-to-one correspondence […]

Oct 23, 2014     No Comments
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