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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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Choosing and Using Great Books!

Choosing and Using Great Books!

We know how important it is to offer high quality literature for preschoolers, but how can you find the great [...]

Jul 24, 2014     No Comments
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Things To Do With a Book: Act up!

Things To Do With a Book: Act up!

 This is a series of “Things To Do With a Book”. Idea #1  Dramatic Play Read a story and then [...]

Jul 7, 2014     No Comments
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I Think I’m Speaking Parentese!

I Think I’m Speaking Parentese!

“You are Mama’s little sweetie. My little potato. Do you want your nummie? Oh, yes you do!  I know you [...]

Jun 12, 2014     No Comments
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NPL’s Summer Challenge!

NPL’s Summer Challenge!

It’s almost summer! You know what that means… The Nashville Public Library is kicking off our Summer Challenge! Children, Teens, [...]

Jun 2, 2014     2 Comments
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Children’s Choice Helps Summer Slide

Children’s Choice Helps Summer Slide

  I attended a School Library Journal gathering recently, and one topic of conversation was summer reading and what researchers [...]

May 29, 2014     1 Comment
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Brave Readers Make Brave Hearts

Brave Readers Make Brave Hearts

Diversifying the types of books or stories we share with children is very important. Appreciation for different genres, styles of writing [...]

May 26, 2014     No Comments
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A View From the Classroom: Our Story Bag

A View From the Classroom: Our Story Bag

by Julie Miller In a preschool classroom, literacy learning doesn’t always occur at a prescribed time through an organized activity [...]

May 22, 2014     No Comments
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Blakemore Children’s Center Inspired by Puppets

Blakemore Children’s Center Inspired by Puppets

During the month of May, a special exhibit called “A Children’s Guide to the City” is on display. Classrooms from area [...]

May 19, 2014     2 Comments
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Habits of Mind: Questioning and Posing Problems

Habits of Mind: Questioning and Posing Problems

  Asking questions seems like a normal part of childhood.  What parent hasn’t spent a few moments wishing their child had fewer [...]

May 8, 2014     No Comments
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Bringing Books to Life

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