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Designing the Perfect Reading Nook for Winter Weather

Create Date January 18, 2018 08:00 by author april
Discover why designing a reading nook in your classroom can help children with their individual reading and learn a few tips for setting up a reading nook for winter! [More]

8 Books for Teaching Gratitude and Kindness This Thanksgiving

Create Date November 16, 2017 12:18 by author april
Want to help children learn about gratitude this Thanksgiving? Check out this list of books that encourage children to be thankful and practice kindness. [More]

When Laughter Fuels Learning: 10 Hilarious Books for Kids

Create Date July 26, 2017 10:00 by author april
Laughter is good for the brain! How can teachers use humor to improve retention and reading skills? Through funny books! Check out these 10 reads. [More]

Classic Children's Books That Still Resonate Today

Create Date June 8, 2017 10:00 by author Tanner Nelson
There’s a long list of children’s books that have become treasured classics. Check out our picks for classic children’s books you must have in your classroom. [More]

Three Ways to Make Dual Language Learners Feel Comfortable in the Classroom

Create Date April 27, 2017 08:00 by author Kerri Hughes
According to the American Community Survey, immigrants make up over 13 percent of the U.S. population. As a result, many first-generation, American-born children grow up speaking both English and their parents’ native tongue as well as participating in both American culture and that of their family. [More]

Four Ways To Better Communicate With Spanish-Speaking Families

Create Date February 28, 2017 10:00 by author Kerri Hughes
Did you know that more than 37 million people in the United States speak Spanish? In fact, Spanish is currently the fastest growing non-English language in the United States. So it's not far of a stretch to think that early childhood educators will most likely encounter Spanish-speaking students and families at some point. [More]

Best Books for Classroom Libraries

Create Date December 6, 2016 05:18 by author april
Are you looking to add more variety to your classroom library? Whether you’re looking for cultural diversity books, award-winning books, or classic favorites, we have a great selection of books and book sets for you to choose from for your classroom! [More]

Why Information Books Play a Key Role in Creating Lifelong Readers

Create Date July 11, 2016 08:58 by author april
Young children’s brains are wired to take in a lot of information. They want to know how things work and how to do different things. Information books may not be on many people’s lists of favorite children’s books, but they do play a vital role in creating lifelong readers. [More]

Why You Should Explore Fairy Tales in Multiple Formats

Create Date June 30, 2016 08:58 by author april
Have you ever wondered what a fairy tale would look like as a graphic novel or wanted to discover another country’s version of a fairy tale? With easily relatable and universal themes, fairy tales are the perfect stories to explore in multiple formats with children. [More]

How to Coach Parents to Become Reading Partners at Home

Create Date June 15, 2016 05:00 by author april
You can build parents’ confidence in being their child’s reading partner at home by teaching them how to read aloud expressively and ask their child open-ended and child-friendly questions. It’s best to never assume that families already know how to help children read at home. [More]

How to Encourage Parents to Read to Their Children

Create Date June 13, 2016 08:58 by author april
You can only teach young children so much during the school day, which is why partnering with parents to ensure concepts and skills are reinforced at home is so essential to children's learning. This is especially true for early reading and literacy skills. [More]

Smart Strategies for Reading with Infants and Toddlers

Create Date May 12, 2016 08:45 by author april
Even though they may not understand what you’re saying, reading is an important part of young children’s brain development. When you read to infants and toddlers, it helps them learn about speech patterns and beginning language skills while also giving them the foundation they need to enjoy reading throughout their lives. [More]

It’s Time to Get Caught Reading!

Create Date May 5, 2016 04:00 by author april
Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading Month? Sponsored by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), Get Caught Reading is a national campaign that uses images of celebrities and other public figures caught reading. Get Caught Reading Month is an exciting opportunity for you to promote a culture of reading in your classroom and introduce children to new books. [More]

The Things Children Say

Create Date April 21, 2016 05:10 by author april
Children can often catch you off guard with what they say or how they describe something. Their minds work in fascinating ways, and it can be quite refreshing (and amusing) to see the world through children’s eyes. [More]

How to Incorporate Active Play into Math and Literacy

Create Date March 8, 2016 03:50 by author april
Practicing learned content in the context of play allows students to internalize new ideas and skills and incorporate those skills into their daily lives. Active play also triggers students’ interests and enthusiasm for learning while helping them further develop the physical skills they need to stay healthy and fit. [More]
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