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The Plot Thickens: How to Improve Young Children’s Critical Thinking Skills During Storytime

By Allison Wedell Schumacher “That isn’t what it says. It says, ‘Scritch, scratch, scratch, scritch.’” This was the egregious error four-year-old Suzanne pointed out to her Head Start teacher, Wendie Bramwell, when Wendie tried to paraphrase Beatrix Potter’s original wording … Continue reading

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How to Ignite a Love of Reading in Young Children

By Judy Lalli, M.S., author of I Like Being Me: Poems about kindness, friendship, and making good choices It’s all about relationships. Young children who have warm, interactive relationships with the adults in their lives will show enthusiasm for whatever … Continue reading

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Avoid the Summer Slump: 7 Ways to Encourage Reluctant Readers All Summer Long

By Andrew Hawk It’s hard to believe that another school year is almost in the books and it will soon be summer again. One of the hardest things for teachers to cope with is spending a year working hard to … Continue reading

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Character Education Books That Every Counselor Needs

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. For the past two decades, I’ve been obsessed with picture books that can teach and help reinforce the values we espouse at … Continue reading

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Start ’em Young: Preventing Bullying in Preschool

By Allison Wedell Schumacher When you were dreaming of being a parent, chances are your dreams didn’t include a call from your child’s school telling you that he or she was bullying a classmate. No parent wants to think their … Continue reading

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