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cynthia jabar
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Storytelling instigator. Maker of PLAY THINGS. Picture book author, illustrator & occasional editor. Tinkering with paper, circuitry + web literacy. Practicing m i n d f u l n e s s in NYC with teens.
Storytelling instigator. Maker of PLAY THINGS. Picture book author, illustrator & occasional editor. Tinkering with paper, circuitry + web literacy. Practicing m i n d f u l n e s s in NYC with teens.

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A wonderful #MAKEREd library for $15.00, all while you support charity.

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Streamschool: Poetry + Animation
Poem & Illustration by Rosie, age 6 April is National Poetry Month . We don't get enough poetry in our lives do we?  I know I don't. Reading & writing poetry together with kids help build The Atlantic article entitled Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important , A...

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Ebooks & Kids: Notes From #LaunchKids & Digital Book World 2014
My number one mind blowing take away from #LaunchKids, Digital Book World 2014: "67% of U.S. children aged 2-13 are now reading digitally. That's up 54% from last year according to PlayCollective & Digital Book World." Graphic: Digital Book World Graphic: D...

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Let's Do This: Inspiring Kids To Tell Stories & Code
2013 appeared to be a tipping point for the importance of teaching kids to code. Robot Turtles became the most highly funded board game on KICKSTARTER. Edutopia listed  7 Apps For Teaching Children Coding Skills . Fast Company & Wired   and others wrote abo...

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Sunday Poem: The Quilts From Gee's bend By Alison Luterman
The Quilts of Gee's Bend, Minnie Sue Coleman, Pig In A Pen Medallion The Quilts from Gees Bend, Alabama Women who owned no shoes, whose feet were hard as packed earth, whose throats were open flowers through which gospel poured, made these praise-songs of c...

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Emma Coats Tweets Pixar's 22 Rules Of Storytelling + Pixar Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, WaLL-E) Reveals His Secret Story Sauce
Emma Coats formerly of Pixar tweeted these 22 rules for great storytelling last year from her twitter account @lawnrocket . They apply to any story but I think they have special significance for picture book artists. The best picture books are masterfully  ...

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Pinterest Dominating Publisher Referral Traffic
Shareaholic released a Social Media Traffic Report based on 200,000 publishers over 13 months. What they found might surprise you. "Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter are dominating.  These three social media power players collectively accounted for 15.22% of ...

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Okay, I'm Addicted To Code Club's Robo-Boogie
The #HourOfCode is approaching! Here's a fun, silly way to get kids to play with code. Robo-Boogie is an app made by CODE CLUB , a "nationwide network of volunteer led after school coding clubs for children 9-11. Very cool. This should be a part of every sc...
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