How can we teach young children about inclusion? Modeling inclusive and welcoming behavior is always a good start, but picture books about inclusivity can really help give a visual perspective on how there is room for everyone. Especially books like The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and her young daughter, Juniper Bates. Have you... Continue Reading →
Back To Story Time: 25 Read Alouds For The Classroom
Well, back-to-school time is officially here. When I was a full-time teacher, one of my favorite things to do before the school year started was to pick out the books I would read at story times for the first few weeks. I would choose each one so deliberately, make a written calendar of titles, and... Continue Reading →
Audio Books for Kids: Books That Talk!
Planning a trip this summer with your kids and need something to keep them occupied on the train, plane, or long car ride? Look no further than audio books like Playaways! A fantastic way to keep the stories flowing while on the road, even for kids that might not choose reading as their number one... Continue Reading →
Picture Books About Death And Grief
Death is a part of life and something that we need to discuss with children at younger and younger ages these days, unfortunately. Here is a short list of gentle picture books about death for young children, preschool ages and up:
Funny Poems for Children
Poetry is a wonderful way to teach children about language, imagery, and creative writing while strengthening flexible thinking skills and imagination. There are so many books of poetry for children out there, from silly to serious, long to limerick, that there are sure to be some your children will love.