Category Archives: Books

Resources for Raising a Bilingual Child

As you know I have an interest in families who are raising bilingual children. I have blogged about this and want to get a dialogue going among parents so we can share resources. I just got a note from a … Continue reading

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Speech Language Therapy Through Read Alouds

I’ve been working with several elementary aged children to build their language skills. I always find that rich children’s literature holds their attention, stretches their vocabulary, and builds reasoning skills. Recently, I used two books that I would recommend for … Continue reading

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More Halloween Books, Queen of Halloween, to Build Children’s Language Skills

Here’s a simple, sweet Halloween story, Queen of Halloween by Mary Engelbreit, that can be used for the younger set to prepare them for that exciting but potentially scary night of trick or treating. Parents of children with special needs … Continue reading

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Clever Preschool Website to Teach Kids the Alphabet

Admittedly, this website might be even more entertaining to parents than kids but check out bemboszoo.com. Click on any letter of the alphabet, see an animal beginning with that letter spelled out and then watch the letters morph into a … Continue reading

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Great Websites–Resources for Parents, Teachers and Speech Therapists on Reading and Bilingual Learning

Check out Reading Rockets, www.readingrockets.org, offering “a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities to help young children learn how to read and read better.” This site is packed with practical ideas from preschool resources to encourage pre-reading skills, including … Continue reading

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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

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Congratulations to Pout-Pout Fish for Making the New York Times Bestseller List!

I got an e-mail yesterday from Deborah Diesen, the author of The Pout-Pout Fish, to let me know that her book had made it on the New York Times Bestseller List for Children’s Books this week! Congratulations to her and … Continue reading

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Reading to Your Child Builds Bridges Between Generations

  I find that when my adult children come home for a visit they rummage through their childhood rooms looking for fun memorabilia. I had unloaded a box from the attic containing favorite childhood books in each of the boy’s … Continue reading

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Raising Strong Daughters: Get the Message through Reading

I love to find books that encourage girls to be all they can be. One series I like is Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? by Coyle, Gordon and Gordon. Once again, I was searching our public children’s library for treasures … Continue reading

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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

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