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What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

A recent book reached out and grabbed me at the bookstore.  I don’t read every education book that comes across the […]

May 2, 2016     No Comments
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Spring is here, so get outside!

Spring is here, so get outside!

Children need more exposure to mud, livestock, and relatives.      –  Allison Gopnik Warm weather has come to Tennessee (so sorry […]

Apr 11, 2016     No Comments
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February Brings Legomania!

February Brings Legomania!

  It’s time to get those creative juices flowing. February brings Nashville Public Library’s annual LEGO® contest! This competition invites children and adults (in […]

Feb 1, 2016     No Comments
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Kid Lit for Big Kids

Kid Lit for Big Kids

Taking a Break…With a Good Book. When I was little I would hide out cuddled in my favorite reading nooks […]

Jan 4, 2016     No Comments
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Makerspaces for Kids

Makerspaces for Kids

At the Nashville Public Library, we are investing in great makerspaces for teens through Studio NPL.  As August is National Inventor’s Month, we encourage […]

Aug 3, 2015     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Create, Imagine and Innovate!

Habits of Mind: Create, Imagine and Innovate!

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ~Mark Twain “What is now proved was […]

Jul 27, 2015     No Comments
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Talking About Numbers at Home

Talking About Numbers at Home

Children who hear talk about counting and numbers at home start school with much more extensive mathematical knowledge, report researchers […]

May 21, 2015     No Comments
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Screen-Free Week Challenge

Screen-Free Week Challenge

According to the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood: Screen-Free Week is an annual celebration in which millions of people across […]

May 7, 2015     No Comments
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Check Out the Music of Jim Gill

Check Out the Music of Jim Gill

I went to a Read Aloud Delaware conference last month and children’s entertainer, Jim Gill, was the keynote speaker. When I […]

Apr 9, 2015     1 Comment
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Creative Play and Literacy

Creative Play and Literacy

Here’s a reprint of a story I shared in 2012…   One recent afternoon, I listened to our three-year-old grandson talk through […]

Mar 26, 2015     No Comments
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Bringing Books to Life

Bringing Books to Life helps educators and parents find fun and innovative ways to inspire children to read.

Read about our Preschool Literacy Program

Elizabeth Atack, Program Coordinator
615.862.5773

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Megan Godbey, Adult Literacy Coordinator/GROW facilitator
615.862.2264

Klem-Mari Cajigas, Bilingual GROW Project Facilitator
615.862.5800, ext. 73615