Tag Archives: k-3

Social Stories: An Individualized Learning Tool

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning to Get Along® series. This post was originally published April 4, 2013. A friend once asked me for advice regarding her two-year-old child. She was concerned about her daughter’s biting and … Continue reading

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Don’t lose the boots! An Author and Illustrator Reflect on Collaboration and Friendship

With the recent publication of their fourth book together,  we asked Free Spirit author-illustrator duo, Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy, what it was like to work together. While these college roommates have shared many wonderful friendship moments over the years, … Continue reading

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Foundations for Early Learning Resources

by Marjorie Lisovskis, Free Spirit editorial director and author I recently had the opportunity to present Free Spirit’s 2013 early learning resources (along with a sneak peek at what’s coming for 2014) to librarians as part of a School Library Journal … Continue reading

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Rose-Colored Glasses in the Early Childhood Classroom

By Livy Traczyk By now teachers have fallen into a rhythm with their students. It’s incredible how within just a few short weeks, school begins feeling like a second home for everyone. Now is the perfect time to pick up … Continue reading

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Feel Confident! A Book That Empowers Students and Teachers

by Livy Traczyk For years, teachers have lined their bookshelves with children’s stories that spotlight uniqueness—picture books that help kids understand their innate specialness. Such books are essential in talking about the gifts and talents that make children different from … Continue reading

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