Tagged with " conversation"

A Walk on an Autumn Day

A Walk on an Autumn Day

Two newly released picture books take place in that special territory of a casual walk on a beautiful fall day.  Each […]

Oct 4, 2015     No Comments
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Children’s Books Featuring Biracial and Multiracial Families

Children’s Books Featuring Biracial and Multiracial Families

A few months ago, a parent approached me at the end of a workshop with a question. She wanted to […]

Aug 10, 2015     2 Comments
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Hedda Sharapan Talks About Questions

Hedda Sharapan Talks About Questions

This article is reprinted with permission from Hedda Sharapan, PNC Grow Up Great Senior Fellow at Fred Rogers Center.   There’s […]

Jun 29, 2015     No Comments
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The Rules of Kindergarten

The Rules of Kindergarten

Preschool parents, springtime is upon us. Meaning that before you know it, it will be summertime, and you will be […]

May 25, 2015     No Comments
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The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home.    ~ William Temple Adults can sometimes talk “at” […]

Apr 20, 2015     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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Picture Books About the Refugee Experience

Picture Books About the Refugee Experience

  Books help us understand other people who have had lives different from our own. An experience we may find unusual, can be common to […]

Oct 20, 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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Read ‘em, Cowboy!

Read ‘em, Cowboy!

Boots, spurs, and chaps – oh my! Yup, you guessed it. This entry is all about the cowboy and the […]

Jul 28, 2014     No Comments
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