Category Archives: Books

Kids’ Poetry Resources for Home and Speech Therapy

Well, we are winding up a month of celebrating poetry and I have enjoyed every bit of it! Clever poems teach the rhythm of language, rhyme, humor and condensing ideas into clever language.  I wanted to share some of my … Continue reading

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“Baby, Boo!” by Amazing Baby

Research shows that babies love the human face, with all its unique angles, light and contrasting shadows, moving parts and eyes to engage.. Celebrating the simplicity of baby’s day–sleeping, kissing, giggling and  playing peek-a-boo–this delightful book, Baby, Boo! features plump … Continue reading

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Language Lesson for Teaching About Fables

According to the thesaurus, a fable is an allegory, a fairy tale, a legend, a tale, or even a “whopper!” Reading fables can teach children descriptive vocabulary and inference as they listen to a seemingly simple story with a moral … Continue reading

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“Baby, Boo!” by Amazing Baby

  Research shows that babies love the human face, with all its unique angles, light and contrasting shadows, moving parts and eyes to engage.. Celebrating the simplicity of baby’s day–sleeping, kissing, giggling and  playing peek-a-boo–this delightful oversized board book, Baby, Boo! features … Continue reading

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What to Look for in Baby Books to Encourage Language

I am often asked to recommend baby books and admit I am pretty picky as to what I suggest. Here are some of my criteria for a stimulating and enjoyable book to share with your baby into toddlerhood: simple subject … Continue reading

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“Five Little Ducks” by Amazing Baby

  Five Little Ducks disappear, one by one, ignoring mom’s call to come back to her Quack! A concise number book of subtraction, interactive touch and feel, rhythmic rhyme and bold graphics leads your baby through the circular cut-outs to reveal … Continue reading

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“One,” a Story About Bullying and Inclusion

Everyone I have read this book to–parents and kids–wants a copy. That is quite an endorsement. Through simple blotches of color, author-illustrator Kathryn Otoshi creates a gang of personalities cleverly tied to their hues–quiet Blue, outgoing Orange, bright Green, outgoing … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Illustrators Encourage Reading

Having blogged about “More Than Words,” our public library’s program featuring four children’s book illustrators, I realize once again the importance of the pictures that tell the story. Mo Willems, famous children’s author and illustrator, grew up with immigrant parents … Continue reading

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“One” Book Review

Through simple blotches of color, author-illustrator Kathryn Otoshi creates a gang of personalities cleverly tied to their hues–quiet Blue, outgoing Orange, bright Green, outgoing Purple and hot-head Red. Don’t be thrown off my the apparent simplicity of her drawings and … Continue reading

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The Power of an Older Sibling

When Dad was on duty babysitting, it got a little too quiet. He went searching for the boys and found them both next to the bed reading. Older brother, Will, loves books so that is no surprise but little sibling, … Continue reading

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