Playing Preschool: Gross Motor Skills Preschool Prepositions Game

My daughter has always loved to play games for learning prepositions when we read The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. In the past, we played a “Do

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Keeping Track of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

To say it or even to try to count it, 1000 is a large number. To think of reading 1000 books is overwhelming. How does one actually track

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Building a Home Library for Your Kids

Although I am a huge fan of the public library, I do believe families should have some books of their own. A child can only be literate if

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Normal Stages of Reading with a Baby or Toddler

As I’ve been through Reading 1000 Books before Kindergarten with my two oldest kids, I’ve realized that there are various “stages” of reading with children, especially reading with

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Why Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

When you consider the number 1000, it sounds like a lot. To read that many books with your zero to five year old child seems outrageous. Why a

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Favorite Picture Book Characters to Introduce to Your Kids

Today is the first day of my Read 1000 Books before Kindergarten series. In the coming days I’ll talk about how to read to your baby/toddler/preschooler, why you

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Top Ten Picture Books for Toddlers

When my son (Raisin) was 2, I began a personal project or challenge to read 1000 different books with him before he entered kindergarten. (At that point, I

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