Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 endangered species across the globe

Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 endangered species across the globe By Chelsea Clinton This junior non-fiction picture book focuses on twelve endangered animals and is full of interesting animal facts.  For instance, did you know that a group of pandas is called “an embarrassment of pandas”; that whale sharks never sleep; and that the birds […]

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Once Upon a Star: a poetic journey through space

Once Upon a Star: a poetic journey through space By James Carter A beautiful book.  Children and adults alike will appreciate the spectacular images.  The pictures clearly describe the words on each page, providing much opportunity to point out and discuss the shapes, colors and objects of the universe with younger children; yet, are thoughtful […]

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Literacy Craft: Writing Salt Tray (LIBRARY MAKE)

Writing is one way to cultivate print awareness for emergent learners. This early literacy activity focuses on skills needed to produce print, like hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Children can begin the writing process by drawing lines and shapes which is a fundamental step in learning how to write letters in the alphabet. Using […]

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Literacy Craft: DIY Fabric Book (LIBRARY MAKE)

There’s no better way to celebrate a BIG Library Make birthday than with an activity that focuses on a favorite early literacy practice of mine, PLAY! This DIY book is an engaging and fun way for you and your child to play together while learning something new. Learning new letters, numbers, shapes, and colors can […]

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Literacy Craft: Word Book (LIBRARY MAKE)

Are you ready to write your book, and read it too? Working together, you and your child can create a word book that fosters discussion and collaboration. Coming up with, and reading descriptive words together will help increase your child’s vocabulary. Associating images of the world around them with adjectives, nouns and verbs, will help […]

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