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  • Preschool storytime is an important part of Early Childhood Education.
    Preschool Storytime: A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman
    Spend preschool storytime with a popular book for children, A Rainbow of My Own, written by Don Freeman (Puffin). It is about a little boy who sees a rainbow and decides to run outdoors to catch it. When this rainbow disappears, the boy imagines...
  • Palmistry
    Palmistry - messages in your hands
    Lines, mounts, warnings, timing, and symbols, are just a few of the reflections in your hands a palm reader can use as indicators that reveal your present path and where you are going as well as the route it took to get where you are now. Your...
  • Talking Leaves Main Street entrance
    Upcoming Events with Talking Leaves…Books
    Meet Talking Leaves…Books, your new best friend. This independent bookstore has two locations on both Main Street and Elmwood Avenue. One thing it’s never short of is weekly events of every size, genre, and topic in a great set of...
  • Check out the 2015 Caldecott Medal winners
    Check out the 2015 Caldecott Medal winners
    The Caldecott Medal is awarded by a division of the American Library Association (ALA) to the artist of the best American picture book for children. The award is named after Randolph J. Caldecott, a nineteenth-century English illustrator....
  • Islamorada Writers and Readers Seminar set for March 14
    Islamorada Writers & Readers Seminar, in its third year, set for March 14
    The third annual Islamorada Writers & Readers Seminar is ready to generate creativity and inspiration as eight published authors share their expertise Saturday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Islamorada Helen Wadley Branch Library...
  • Children in class, students answer teacher's questions.
    Beverly Hall dies: Who really is to blame for the cheating?
    With the death of Beverly Hall, many people believe that the nightmare of the Atlanta Public Schools cheating episode has reached its conclusion and everyone is willing to have former Superintendent Hall shoulder the blame of the entire...
  • Reading to children
    Helping your child make the move to chapter books
    As a rule, today’s kids cannot wait to grow up because they are unaware of the many responsibilities that go with the freedoms that come with age. There are things we have to do as the adults in their lives to help them make a successful...
  • Henry Winkler the child feels like the bottom of a barrel full of ocean
    Henry Winkler the child feels like the bottom of a barrel full of ocean
    “Your child is the best one to tell you they are having trouble. When it is just so hard for them and learning isn’t fun anymore, you need to look at what can be done because it shouldn’t ever be like that for any child,”...
  • reading response  journal template
    Reading response journal rubric: literature activities, book lesson plans
    Looking for creative ways to teach reading? Use literature response journals. Here's a template to make student reading response journal. Use for English, ELA (English language arts), literature, reading and writing classes. Use for Readers...
  • Book-based crafts
    Reading response journal activities: Interactive literature lessons, book crafts
    March is National Reading Month, starting with the NEA's "Read Across America." Looking for ideas to inspire a life-long love of books? Here are reading response activities, interactive ELA (English language arts) lessons, book-based...
  • Celebrating World Book Day in the UK and Ireland
    Celebrating World Book Day in the UK and Ireland
    Today is World Book Day in the UK and Ireland, celebrating books and reading across the globe. Book lovers celebrate their favorite authors and books by dressing up as literary characters. The main goal of World Book Day is to encourage children...
  • Read Across America Day:  Americans Celebrate the Joy of Reading & Dr. Seuss
    Read Across America Day: Americans celebrate the joy of reading & Dr. Seuss
    Have you heard thenews? According to a Boston Herald report published on Feb. 28, a very important dayfor children, teachers, parents, grandparents and book lovers is here and Americans are ready to celebrate! March 2, 2015, is Read Across...
  • Stay Home and Read
    Plan to stay home and read a book
    To benefit the cultural and educational programs of the Los Angeles Public Library, including the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Angelenos are welcome to participate in the 27thannual Stay Home and Read a Book Ball.On Sunday, March 1, 2015,...
  • Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast
    Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast, encouraging kids to read
    Some children are love to crack open an engaging book and read for hours. For other children, reading doesn't hold the same passion. The Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast invites children to experience the magic of reading.The Simon Kidgits Club...
  • New website offers free sight word printables, games, lessons and more
    New website offers free sight word printables, games, lessons and more
    Here's a fabulous new resource for parents whose kids are learning to read.Sight Words, a free website sponsored by the Georgia Preschool Association, offers a multitude of tools for parents, teachers and caregivers to help kids learn to read....