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January 7, 2014

Read, Review, Reflect

We all know that every day with toddlers is likely to yield a different experience due to their continually developing skill sets and personalities; however, how we prepare and care for them should not. The following contribution is a part of our “Read, Review, Reflect” series found here on our teacher’s blog. This content ranges Read More »

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December 11, 2013

January 2014 Recommended Reading

Rock-a-Bye Baby by Jeanette Winter (infants) Twinkle, Twinkle by Jeanette Winter (infants) Hey, Diddle Diddle by Jeanette Winter (infants) The House that Jack Built by Jeanette Winter (infants) Jack and Jill (Hands-On Songs) by Anthony Lewis Rhymes Round the World compiled by Kay Chorao (infant & toddler) Three Little Kittens by Jerry Pinkney Three Little Read More »

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November 21, 2013

2013 December Recommended Reading

Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney My Two Holidays: A Hanukkah and Christmas Story by Danielle Novack and Phyllis Harris Eight Nights of Hanukkah Lights by Dian Curtis Regan Eight Candles to Light by Jonny Zucker Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko It’s a Wonderful Life for Kids by Jimmy Hawkins and Read More »

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October 16, 2013

November 2013 Recommended Reading

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss How Are You Peeling? by Saxton Freymann Wemberley Worried by Kevin Henkes Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley Feelings by Aliki Shy Spaghetti and Excited Read More »

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September 16, 2013

Read For The Record 2013

Read for the Record is rapidly approaching! Last year more than 2.2 million people read the same book on the same day, to celebrate literacy and promote awareness – and this year promises to be even better! Many of you were a part of this national event, making last year’s featured story come alive! On Read More »

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August 26, 2013

Homework in Preschool?

With the new school year approaching, be prepared for inevitable questions about homework. Some parents request it, convinced that it’s necessary to be ‘ready for kindergarten.’ Others are unsure, but will ask teachers about it because “my friend’s kids get a worksheet every night.” Homework is always a hot topic – there’s even a Teen Read More »

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June 25, 2013

July-August 2013 Recommended Reading

School Age Program (Ages 5-12) A Picture Book of Paul Revere by David A. Adler In 1776 by Jean Marzollo The Flag Maker by Susan Campbell Bartoletti I Am America by Charles R. Smith Jr. Yankee Doodle by Gary Chalk The First Independence Day Celebration by Kathy Allen Independence Day by Molly Aloian The Fourth Read More »

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June 12, 2013

ERS Moment: Child Related Displays

“Moving from good to great is not a difference of miles, it’s millimeters.” – Anonymous  Life-long learning is an essential part of being an educator, so from week to week we will be sharing tips and tricks related to ECERS and ITERS content on a variety of topics. As simple as it may seem, displays Read More »

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May 30, 2013

Learning To Read

Did you know that the parents and caregivers a child is most familiar with, can greatly influence their ambition to read? Learning to read begins at birth. Every child is born into a community of language. The environment around a child uses language to listen, speak, read and write. Whether or not the adults around Read More »

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May 21, 2013

June 2013 Recommended Reading

Transportation Week Cool Cars by Tony Mitton Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! by Stuart J. Murphy The Little Auto by Lois Lenski School Bus by Donald Crews The Wheels on the Bus by Paul O. Zelinsky Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems Terrific Trains! by Philemon Sturges Freight Train by Donald Crews Read More »

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