Teach Your Preschooler to Love Reading by Building

To encourage a preschooler’s interest in books about buildings you can use everyday items to build a small sculpture. You need a paper plate, toothpicks, graham crackers and gumdrops. The candy serves as Tinker toys for tiny fingers. An alternative is using pretzel sticks for toothpicks and colored marshmallows for gumdrops. Show your child how... Continue Reading →

Share with Your Preschooler about God’s Love

Play: Assemble these objects—feather; cork; penny; stick; metal paper clip; bowl ¾ full of water. Talk: Look at these items and tell me which ones you think will sink or float in the water. (After child shares guesses, have child place each item one at a time into the bowl). Some items sink (stick, penny,... Continue Reading →

New Feature! Reading Tips for Preschoolers

My husband and I have a 3-year-old adopted granddaughter named Maddie. We call her ‘adopted’ because her parents are good friends of ours and they allow us to entertain her sometimes. It’s great fun for John and me. He was a great help with her at the zoo recently—he figured out how to assemble her... Continue Reading →

Playaways — Great Way to Read Children’s Books

As a public middle librarian, I choose to immerse myself in the reading of children’s books – classics and modern day – to try to interest and encourage students to read. As an author, this can be a challenge in finding time/energy to read after writing /researching most days. A great solution for me has... Continue Reading →

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