Category Archives: Books

Teaching Preschoolers To Share Through Books

Having just spent an hour with two three year-olds, facilitating play, I realized that sharing is an ongoing challenge for preschool peers. As parents and teachers we need to be patient in the process of teaching this social tool since … Continue reading

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Picture Books Teach Diversity

In our effort to raise a generation of little ones who celebrate the differences in friends and are educated in classrooms that includes all kinds of learning styles and disabilities, we look for good books that tell the story of … Continue reading

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“My Travelin’ Eye” by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Born with eyes that look opposite ways, Jenny Sue is out of the ordinary, but thank heavens for her mom who loves her child and turns different into “creative!” Exploring the difficulties of a disability–kids laughing, calling names, and pointing, … Continue reading

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Victoria Kann, The Story behind the Illustrator

Saturday night, our Fairfield Public Library hosted “More Than Words,” a program featuring the framed art of children’s book illustrators and a chance to hear their inspiring stories of creativity. I had the pleasure of meeting Victoria Kann, the illustrator … Continue reading

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Hans Wilhelm, The Story Behind the Illustrator

Can I just say that I love my public library??!! The Fairfield Public Library hosted “More Than Words,” tonight featuring four local children’s book illustrators showcasing their framed artwork, books and the story behind their work. Hans Wilhelm was one … Continue reading

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Reading Books to Babies and Toddlers

One of the tips I share with parents is to have books available to babies and toddlers. Have a basket or bag of books in whatever rooms you spend time. Usually the kitchen is a good spot so your child … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Materials, Preschool Books

As speech therapists we are always looking for new materials to throw in our bag of fun to keep little ones engaged and entertained. I use toys as well as books to change up the action. I wanted to share … Continue reading

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I Can Do That Book Review

Speech Pathologists, by profession need to be creative people, when working with children to build their speech and language skills,  making the sessions so much fun that their little clients have no idea they are “learning.”  In the case of … Continue reading

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How To Read to Your Baby and Toddler

Research shows the value of reading to your baby from day one. Infants are taking in language from books and hearing the rhythm of language as they do from conversation, activating brain cells that lead to eventual understanding and using … Continue reading

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Children’s Authors’ Blogs Encourage Creativity

I love to expose kids to great authors and the stories behind them. Many authors have terrific blogs and websites with activities related to their books. One of my favorites is Mo Willems’ blog  where today’s entry is all about his … Continue reading

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