February 2, 2015


A colleague of mine shared this interesting article with me, and I felt compelled to pass it on to all of you. It encourages the debate over whether screen time for toddlers is beneficial or detrimental. As Early Literacy professionals, we understand the need for dire...

January 10, 2015


Have you ever noticed how young children seem to be constantly repeating themselves? They try to stand, fall down, and try again. They build puzzles and blocks in the same ways, testing their knowledge and skills and learning from their mistakes. During childhood (and...

November 6, 2014


Movement is quickly becoming more of a chore than a desire in most American households. Television, busy schedules, and other responsibilities often limit the amount of time people have to take a walk or play outside. As we know from a plethora of sources, this sedent...

July 29, 2014


This week, I led a storytime of children who were younger than those in my typical storytime.  Usually, I read to 3-5 year olds, and the children I met this week were, for the most part, under the age of 3.  In my preschool storytimes, I do a few activities and read b...

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