Browsing articles tagged with " children’s books"
Dec
17
2011

Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

  Hi!  StorySnoops is back again with another wonderful selection for middle grade readers.  This time, it’s one from the fantasy genre.   Here is the story:   After being whisked away from their parents’ loving arms one unforgettable Christmas Eve, siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma have spent the past ten years being shuttled from one orphanage to the next. …Related Posts: Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight EconomyHow to [...]

Jul
25
2011

Five Ways to Read with Your Toddler

Try to read books with your child every day, even if it is only for a short time.  Books can become a source of comfort and are a great way to wind down, share cuddle time and make the transition to bedtime or a nap.  But don’t just rely on books; employ reading moments throughout …Related Posts: Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight Economy What Every Kindergartner Needs to KnowTips [...]

Mar
1
2011

Someday by Allison McGhee

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Classroomtalk Book Reviews There are so many great children’s books out there to be discovered that I’d like to invite my readers to share your favorite children’s books on this page.  If you’d like to submit a review to share with other Classroomtalk readers, append your submission in a Word or Word Perfect format as an …Related Posts:The Apothecary by Maile MeloyBook Review: Heist SocietyMaking and Choosing the Right BooksHelping Your Child Transition from Easy [...]

Jan
31
2011

Books that Sing

Guest Post by Kerry Aradhya A Sampling of Picture Books that Sing Ok. So the three picture books I’m about to tell you about don’t actually sing, but their splendid use of rhythm, rhyme, and pacing sure make me want to sing—and want to dance, too. Rhythm and rhyme are important tools for supporting early …Related Posts:Okay for Now By Gary D. SchmidtWonderstruck by Brian SelznickBook Review The Emerald Atlas by John StephensBook Review:Griff Carver [...]

Dec
20
2010

Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight Economy

Here are some gift suggestions which may help you to save money this holiday season on educational gifts for children: 1.  Toddlers – Save that box your ‘fridge came in, or even if you splurge and buy something new, save the large box for your toddler.  A box big enough to climb into is a great …Related Posts:Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerTalking to Teachers About [...]

Apr
29
2010

Setting Up A Home Library

Are you familiar with We Teach? Amy, the founder of teachmama where she shares ways she sneaks learning into every day with her family, being the awesome teachmama that she is, created We Teach a couple of months ago. It is growing by leaps and bounds! We Teach is a place where parents and educators …Related Posts:Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerSomeday by Allison McGheeBooks that [...]

Dec
13
2009

Making and Choosing the Right Books

My son is in the first grade.  He is bringing home little books to practice reading.  He seems to be able to read these books.  I went to our small local book store to look for the same type of book to buy him for Christmas and also just to get him extra books for …Related Posts:Someday by Allison McGheeHelping Your Child Choose a “Just Right” BookHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

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