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Celebrating Read Across America Day in Preschool

Celebrating Read Across America Day in Preschool

Read Across America Day is commemorated on March 2, which is also the birthday of famous children’s author Dr. Seuss. A small group from the National Education Association created this day to promote, motivate and celebrate reading every day of the year all across the nation. With the help of parents, teachers, and caretakers, Read
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What is Kindergarten Readiness?

What is Kindergarten Readiness?

  Kindergarten readiness is the term used to describe whether or not a child is prepared to start learning in a formal setting. A child’s physical, social, and cognitive abilities are a few of the factors that can help to determine if a child is ready to begin kindergarten. Evaluating these elements as a group,
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10 Halloween Books for Preschoolers

10 Halloween Books for Preschoolers

  Get out the floor cushions and settle in for a few great Halloween reads preschoolers are sure to enjoy! Don a witch’s hat or give your best spooky voice a try to get your students even more excited about reading. Here are 10 fun books to start with!  


10 Books About Fall for Preschoolers

10 Books About Fall for Preschoolers

  A great way to introduce autumn and the changing of seasons to preschoolers is to read about it. Here are ten great books to include during story time about the fall season.


10 Summer Books for Preschoolers

10 Summer Books for Preschoolers

Early childhood is the best time to start summer reading challenges and activities. Introducing stories and telling tales to preschool age children begins to unlock a love for books that will continue throughout their lifetime. By learning to use their imagination, sparking creativity, and inspiring conversation, summer books help children to learn and grow.


50 ABC Books for Young Learners

50 ABC Books for Young Learners

Books that focus on the alphabet not only help to reinforce a child’s understanding of the ABCs, but they also help to foster a love for books and reading.  With so many alphabet books out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.  The 50 books below are perfect additions to any young
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260 Read Aloud Books for Kids and Teachers

260 Read Aloud Books for Kids and Teachers

Looking for a great read aloud for your class?  We asked our Facebook friends what they are currently reading and compiled a list of their answers for you.  The grade level the book is being read to, if mentioned in the original comment on Facebook, is included in parentheses after the author’s name.


How to Create An Effective Classroom Library for Early Childhood Students by Marissa Kiepert Truong, Ph.D.

How to Create An Effective Classroom Library for Early Childhood Students by Marissa Kiepert Truong, Ph.D.

by Marissa Kiepert Troung, Ph.D., Guest Blogger A classroom library plays a key role in helping early childhood students to make the transition from emergent readers to independent readers. Simply stated, it is a designated area of the classroom where children can interact with a variety of printed materials with the goal of expanding or
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Raising a Truly Literate Reader: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Raising a Truly Literate Reader:  Tips for Parents and Teachers

by Erin Klein, Guest Columnist If you search online for the definition of the word literacy, you will find many different variations. Some sources define literacy as the ability to use basic sources of reading, such as street signs and warning labels. Other sources define it as the simple ability to read and write. These are very
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Awesome Author: Kevin Henkes

Awesome Author:  Kevin Henkes

While pre-school and elementary teachers may be familiar with the work of awesome author Kevin Henkes, there are plenty of upper grade teachers who may never have heard of him. This author/illustrator has a story of growing up that children can easily relate to and books that immediately capture their interest and their hearts. Take
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