13 Picture Books to Read before 2016 Ends

As much as I love the classics- Where the Wild Things Are, Dr. Seuss, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, etc etc; I feel that there are some great new children's easy readers (picture books), which have come out in the past few years that get overlooked when parents ask for reading recommendations. Everyone who follows this blog … Continue reading 13 Picture Books to Read before 2016 Ends

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Playing in the Woods

I've had several posts about getting outdoors, and playing, and how they positively affect intellectual growth (and bonding!) of a child. I was reading up and found some great play ideas for being out in the woods and with the cold season approaching (still hasn’t hit us quite yet) I thought this would be a … Continue reading Playing in the Woods

Learning at home: A week’s worth

I am currently getting information together for a program I want to do next year to help local parents, teachers, grandparents, whomever, help to promote literacy at home. Below is one week worth of ideas to help you: Things to do at home throughout the month to help improve literacy: Monday- Make a grocery list … Continue reading Learning at home: A week’s worth

Reading books out loud- not just for babies

One of the greatest things I have been able to do as a librarian (and a parent) is to learn the many perks of reading out loud to your kids. It's pushed on almost all parenting websites, articles, magazines, etc etc, but it's pushed so much you may start to just pass over the articles … Continue reading Reading books out loud- not just for babies

The Best Facts about Classic Authors

I have been so surprised with how many of my younger students who have been interested in the classics. I think supporting that interest is very important and knowing background information can make them more appealing.

Interesting Literature

Since we began publishing our occasional series, ‘Five Fascinating Facts‘, a couple of years ago, we’ve covered a range of famous authors across well over 50 posts. What follows are our 15 most popular posts in this ‘Five Fascinating Facts’ series (hence our labelling them the ‘best’ of all our author-related facts posts). Further information (and more interesting facts!) about a particular author can be found by clicking on the links provided, which take you to the full post. For the archive containing all posts in the ‘Five Fascinating Facts’ series, click on the link provided above.

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