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Madeline Boskey
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Read From the Beginning
Read to your infant. It is never too early to start reading
aloud. Will your baby understand the story you read? Likely not. But what you
are doing is far more important. You are introducing your child to a lifetime filled
with the joy and love of reading. ...
Read From the Beginning
Read From the Beginning
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Read for Support
Targeted reading can help your preschooler deal with a new
situation. For example, books about starting preschool can help you get your
child prepared for that highly anticipated experience. Reading a book about a
new baby can be a starting point for talkin...
Read for Support
Read for Support
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Letters, We Get Letters . . .
In this age of digital communication, isn't it kind of wonderful to receive a letter now and again–real mail? A piece that was intentionally written, stamped, and mailed to you is special. Don't let that  thought get away. Even young children enjoy receivin...
Letters, We Get Letters . . .
Letters, We Get Letters . . .
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All Hands on Book!
Some children are tactile learners—they learn by touching
and feeling. This is your child if you are constantly wiping off finger prints
from every surface in your home. Go with it. Let your child absorb the feel of
a book, the pleasure of turning a page.  ...
All Hands on Book!
All Hands on Book!
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Coming Soon: World Read Aloud Day!
World Read About Day is an exciting collaboration between LitWorld, the nonprofit organization devoted to promoting literacy worldwide, and the publisher, Scholastic. Read about this exciting upcoming event. Find out how you can participate on February 1. H...
Coming Soon: World Read Aloud Day!
Coming Soon: World Read Aloud Day!
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Take a (Picture) Walk
The idea behind a picture walk is that you go through a book’s illustrations before reading it in order to get an idea of what is included in the book.  Try it with your child. During this "walk," concentrate only on the pictures, without actually reading t...
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Take a (Picture) Walk
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At Home . . . Away
Keep a set of books at a grandparent’s house or other places
where your child visits.  “Same place, same books” can make reading an important
part of the visit. It may be a set of books that are always read there—and
nowhere else.   Those “away” books provi...
At Home . . . Away
At Home . . . Away
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Laughing Out Loud
For some children, humor is the key to hooking them into
reading. A silly book allows them to let go and laugh.    Keep in mind that humor for preschooler may not even seem so funny to you. But
appreciate it for what it offers your child. (If you get in a s...
Laughing Out Loud
Laughing Out Loud
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Author, Author!
Have your preschooler pen the next great American memoir. A favorite book for preschoolers to write is a record of an outing or excursion. It is a way to make a lasting memento and and be able to relive an event that is meaningful. Think family vacation thi...
Author, Author!
Author, Author!
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