Category Archives: Book Review

“Little Boy” by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds

  Do you know someone expecting a Little Boy and need the perfect  gift? Here it is–the best preparation for Mom and Dad to get ready for a blue bundle of energy. Through simple rhymes–“Little boy, so much depends on…a … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Babies, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Preschool, Toddlers | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

Being grumpy is a lot of work. Mr. Fish can’t seem to be cheered up by his convincing pals, Ms Clam, Mr. Jelly (Fish), Mrs. Squid or Mr. Eight (legged octopus). In spite of the efforts by his best-intended buddies, … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Books, Elementary School Age, Preschool, Reading, Strategies to Enhance Language, Toddlers | Leave a comment

Book Review: Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words

No child gets bored with this kaleidoscope of colorful objects, animals and people gathered into categories by theme–getting dressed, visiting the farm, making music, or playing on the beach. Each category in Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words is introduced … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Books, Preschool, Reading, Strategies to Enhance Language, Toddlers | Leave a comment

Book Review: A First Guide to Baby Signing by Amazing Baby

  When I was at the International Toy Fair in New York City in February, I stopped in at Dolphin Books and was introduced to their new book on baby signs,  A First Guide to Baby Signing. I was impressed because it … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Books, Sign Language, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Enhance Language, Toddlers | Leave a comment

Great Books for Your Baby

At around 3 months of age, babies can see most colors and are interested in looking at a book just like a toy. Bright colors against a contrasting background (especially white) attract their attention. Throw in a good dose of … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Books, Strategies to Enhance Language | Leave a comment

Top Preschool Books to Stimulate Language

Here are some of my favorites, old and new for your preschooler to encourage language through a great story:  The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens. Check out my review. Kids love this book for the zany antics of the prairie … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Books, Strategies to Enhance Language | Leave a comment

Top Ten “Boy Books” for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I am often asked to suggest good language-enhancing books for boys (or girls) who have an insatiable appetite for books about trains, planes, trucks and cars! Here is my list. I hope you will add to it. The criteria is … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Books, Strategies to Enhance Language | 1 Comment

Book Review: The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

Violet, the dog, innocently drops her tennis ball down a prairie dog’s tunnel, setting off the “fuzz frenzy.” “Boink, thump, rumble, and plunk” is just the beginning of this delightful journey of a fuzzy ball through the land of prairie … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Books, Elementary School Age, Preschool, Strategies to Enhance Language | Leave a comment

Book Review: Max’s ABC by Rosemary Wells

Traveling through the alphabet with Max is quite an adventure. Our beloved Max, who managed to empty the contents of his room into his pocket in Max Cleans Up, is at it again. This time, his Ants escaped looking for … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Books, Preschool, Reading, Strategies to Enhance Language, Toddlers | Leave a comment

Book Review: Baby Can’t Sleep by Lisa Schroeder

Personally, counting sheep has never put me to sleep and the delightfully entertaining ones in Baby Can’t Sleep will keep you awake too. First-time author, Lisa Schroeder takes on the challenges of the bedtime ritual. After kissing baby’s head, “Mommy … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Book Review, Books, Preschool, Strategies to Enhance Language, Toddlers | Leave a comment