Families at Work

Families at Work

Some kids are lucky enough to share a part of their family’s work day.  In honor of Labor Day, here are some [...]

Sep 1, 2014     No Comments
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Sing to Your Child …Shamelessly!

Sing to Your Child …Shamelessly!

Singing has a way of slowing down our words and helping children learn vocabulary in context.  It gives such a [...]

Aug 28, 2014     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Applying What We Know

Habits of Mind: Applying What We Know

My favorite thing to do with very young children is to introduce them to a helium balloon. Their life experience so far tells them [...]

Aug 25, 2014     No Comments
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Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends

My younger brother had an imaginary friend when he was small.  My mother was a fan of violinist Yehudi Menuhin (first [...]

Aug 21, 2014     No Comments
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Children and Money

Children and Money

Teaching children about money is important, and you can begin in preschool. Special education teacher, Danny Kofke, encourages money awareness [...]

Aug 18, 2014     No Comments
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Free Parent University on Saturday, August 16th

Free Parent University on Saturday, August 16th

                  Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and Alignment Nashville are teaming up to offer a FREE event for MNPS [...]

Aug 14, 2014     No Comments
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Jon Scieszka at the Nashville Public Library!

Jon Scieszka at the Nashville Public Library!

Jon Scieszka, author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Science Verse, The Time Warp Trio series, and [...]

Aug 11, 2014     No Comments
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A Season of Short Poems

A Season of Short Poems

Today we feature recent books of short poems about moments… in settings as diverse as nature or a classroom. We begin with [...]

Aug 7, 2014     No Comments
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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to School We Go!

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to School We Go!

That’s right- it’s that time of year! New backpacks have been carefully chosen, school clothes are purchased, and the smell [...]

Aug 4, 2014     No Comments
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Things to do with a book: character talk

Things to do with a book: character talk

“…fiction…gives us the ability to feel empathy for people we’ve never met, living lives we couldn’t possibly experience for ourselves, [...]

Jul 31, 2014     No Comments
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