Stories at bedtime are such a wonderful part of many childhoods. I miss those days now that I have a teenager! ...Read more
It's that time again, kids. Time to hug smelly old Aunt Matilda (why does she have to wear SO MUCH perfume?), time for your mom to harp at you in front of everyone, to eat your brussels sprouts, time to fill your stomach to almost bursting,...Read more
Are you a fan of the cover art for Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus series?
David Wiesner has already won three Caldecott medals for his superior illustrations. His newest book follows the adventures of a cat, some aliens, and the creatures who live in the walls of a house. Will he win an unprecedented 4th medal?
At some point in early childhood, children realize that letters are different from each other. They learn to recognize all letters, in both...Read more
Vocabulary is simply knowing the names of things. Words and their meanings are the building blocks of literacy development. The more words a child knows,...Read more
Print awareness is noticing print everywhere! Print awareness is knowing that the squiggly lines on a page symbolize something meaningful...Read more
Phonological awareness is a child’s awareness that sentences can be broken down into words, syllables and...Read more