Blogs: Kids

  • Reading Wordless Picture Books: How and WhyReading Wordless Picture Books: How and Why

    Sometimes young readers get nervous when it comes to reading aloud. Sometimes you have a family member who isn’t comfortable reading in English and would prefer to use another language. In these cases, wordless picture books are a wonderful way to share the joy of reading without the added stress of reading. Wordless picture books allow you to let your imagination run wild, building a dialogue and storyline unique to the readers. Building a narrative is a fantastic way to not only develop reading comprehension but also to strengthen and build vocabulary. By using wordless pictures books, you and your young child can share a story and a bonding experience that is special and unique.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everday Places: The Waiting RoomEarly Literacy in Everyday Places

    Whether you are waiting for the dentist, the doctor or the veterinarian, use the time spent in the waiting room as another opportunity to work on early literacy skills with your child as well as calm their fears about the visit. Don't forget that these books can count for your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten log. Ideas for babies
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, February 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • From Gringotts to Muggles: The Joy of Revisiting Harry Potterharry potter books

    It has been almost eighteen years since the first book of the Harry Potter series was published. In that time span, Harry Potter had become one of the best selling series of all time. Beloved by both young and old, Harry Potter entered the English literary canon with a bang that continues to reverberate.
    Posted by: Amelia Vander Heide on Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 2
  • Early Literacy in Everday Places: Grocery Storeearly literacy in everday places

    The grocery store is a fun opportunity to incorporate easy early literacy activities into a regularly mundane errand. Before you leave for the market: Write the shopping list together. Have your child practice their writing skills by having them write out the list before you leave for the store. If they haven't learned to write yet, ask them to draw the food (milk cartons, bananas, etc).
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, January 9, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everday Places - On Public Transportation

    Early literacy can take place anywhere, anytime. There are a number of ways to make everyday activities fun learning experiences. Also, young children can get restless on public transportation. Whether you are in for a short or long ride, try one of these activities to make the trip more entertaining for everyone.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0