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What Can Students Learn from Graphic Novels?

By Allison Wedell Schumacher My grandma and grandpa’s house in Oberlin, Ohio, was the stuff of childhood dreams: a nearly endless backyard leading down to a creek, a screened-in porch with a hammock so the bugs couldn’t get to you … Continue reading

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A Book Is More Than a Book: Interactive Reading for Parents

By Allison Wedell Schumacher When my daughter was just learning to talk, she thought a book was called a “to read.” She would toddle toward us, board book firmly clutched in one tiny hand, saying, “To weeed? To weeed?” Who … Continue reading

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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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