Category Archives: Books

Literacy Lessons Reinforced with Art

I had a great outing to the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin today. After a yummy lunch in the ArtCafe we visited the exhibits and ended up in the “student” section, art primarily by preschoolers. Can I … Continue reading

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Kids’ Biographies Inspire Next Generation Leaders

I always appreciate a good biography written for children, especially one that inspires young girls to be their best. During a weekend with some of our grandchildren, I had the opportunity to read about 8 of the books in a … Continue reading

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“Ada Twist, Scientist” Inspires Girl Power

I’ve enjoyed reading Rosie Revere, Engineer and Izzy Peck, Architect for many engaging language lessons with kids They love the stories that provide so much to talk about and relate to their lives. The newest addition to the series, Ada … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces 2015 PAL Award Top 10 Picks

We congratulate all of our outstanding Top 10 Picks for our Holiday Gift Guide 2015! Take a look and add to your list:

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The Power of a Picture Book

I’ve gotta say there’s not much that gets me quite as excited as discovering a fantastic new children’s picture book and usually the author behind it! In the last few years, here are some stand-outs that pack some powerful messages of … Continue reading

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The Pout-Pout Fish and a Sunflower Can Ease Back to School Challenges

So many picture books are aimed at first school experiences like “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,” “Kindergarten Rocks,” or “Countdown to Kindergarten.” But two recent PAL Award winners offer some depth to the story of starting school or maybe … Continue reading

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“Never Ever” and “Splat” New Picture Books for Early Readers Over Summer

With two of my grandchildren discovering the joy of reading in this kindergarten year, I am especially tuned in to fun, new picture books with simple repetitive lines that can reinforce reading over the summer break . Here are a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter With Jan Brett’s “The Easter Egg”

Happy Easter and Passover to all! The rain has cancelled our Easter egg hunt but that means we have had a morning reading books from Chima and Lego Movie early readers to Jan Brett’s lovely “The Easter Egg.” Little Hoppi … Continue reading

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Encouraging Early Readers Over the Summer

We just returned from a trip to Barnes and Noble with 3 of our grandchildren and we had our usual fun outing reading new and classic picture books (we all LOVE “When the Crayons Quit” and enjoyed “The Snatchabook” and … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Campaign for “Crack the Books” Begins Today

Many of you know and use the fantastic apps for language learning by Mobile Education Store. I have reviewed several of them and they are a mainstay in my therapy tool bag! I’ve reviewed them on my blog and even … Continue reading

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