Category Archives: Reading

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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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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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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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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“Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed” by Mo Willems

Wilbur doesn’t get it. He loves fancy clothes. Why do naked mole rats have to miss out on dress up? Who made the rules? Scooped up by his colony of critical mole rats, he is taken before the great portrait … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Day With Books

I was in a second grade class yesterday and as part of their preparation for Martin Luther King Day, they were studying African American authors. They read several books by Angela Johnson including One of Three ,The Leaving Morning and Do … Continue reading

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Kids’ Poetry–Laugh and Learn Language

Poetry is a wonderful way to enrich and build your child’s language. For the preschool gang, hearing the rhyme and rhythm sets the stage for emergent literacy skills–hearing the change in sounds at the end of words and recognizing that … 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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