2023 CLEL Bell “PLAY” Nominations pt. 4

The CLEL Bell Book Award committee is wrapping up their nominations and about to meet to create the 2023 Shortlist. At this exciting annual meeting, we look at each practice’s nominations and gush, debate, and celebrate until we are down to five books in each category? Want to be a part of the action next …

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2023 CLEL Bell “PLAY” Nominations pt. 3

Our CLEL Bell Book Award committees are still hard at work nominating titles they think represent their given practice. Beyond the practice criteria, our committee also looks at things like the quality of production, uniqueness of story, and the ability to appeal to caregivers and their young children of diverse family situations. Here are the …

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2023 CLEL Bell “PLAY” Nominations pt. 2

Our CLEL Bell Book Award practice committees have been busy! Here are the next nominations in the category of “Play”. This category honors books that encourage children to use their growing vocabularies to think about their world while reflecting on a wide variety of play. Our committee looks for books that model developmentally appropriate play, celebrate …

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2023 CLEL Bell “PLAY” Nominations pt. 1

Nominations for the CLEL Bell Book Awards have begun! Here are the first nominations for the category of “Play”, with more coming soon. These are books published after November 16, 2021 that model or support the practice of playing with young children and babies. Many nominations come from title suggestions from members like you! The …

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