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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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Little Stranger in a Strange Land: Easing the Transition to Kindergarten

By Allison Wedell Schumacher You know by now that the little strangers we’ve been entrusted with don’t come with operating manuals. This is why I found myself holding my sobbing, brand-new kindergartner as I explained to her that yes, she … Continue reading

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Helping Your Child Adjust to All-Day Kindergarten

By Cheri J. Meiners, author of the Learning to Get Along® and Being the Best Me! series Has your child started all-day kindergarten this fall? Most children this age, whether or not they have attended preschool, are transitioning to new … Continue reading

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Summer News Recap for School Counselors

Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. This has been a big summer for school counselors! The American School Counselor Association National Conference was held June 29–July 2 in Orlando, Florida. I … Continue reading

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