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Using Books to Teach Colors

Using Books to Teach Colors

For many children, learning to identify basic colors isn’t as easy as it sounds. Last month, I stumbled across the Scientific American article “Why Can’t Johnny Name His Colors” written by Melody Dye. Dye, who helps run the Cognition, Language & Learning Lab at Stanford University, conducted a study where […]

July 25, 2013 ×

Board Books, Picture Books

Dancing to a Different Beat

Dancing to a Different Beat

Giraffes Can’t Dance (©1999) written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees tells the tale of Gerald the giraffe. Gerald is quite tall and extremely awkward. When the annual Jungle Dance rolls around, Gerald is nervous. Everyone knows Giraffes can’t dance! Everything about this book is so inviting. The […]

November 29, 2012 ×

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Apple Pie ABC

Apple Pie ABC

Since it is Thanksgiving week, I’d like to share a book all about a beloved turkey day dessert – pie! That book is Apple Pie ABC (©2011) by Alison Murray. “When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything from A to Z […]

November 19, 2012 ×

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Books for Little Boys

Books for Little Boys

Back in June, my friend Melissa gave birth to beautiful baby boy named Connor. Baby Connor has a three-year-old sister, but because I think that Connor deserves a little library all his own, I decided to find some great titles (written for kids 5 and under) perfect for any little […]

September 11, 2012 ×