Children’s books for explaining emotions! Talking about feelings is more comfortable when stories start the conversation. These children’s books explain emotions gently and provide a natural transition into discussions about self-acceptance, empathy, kindness, love and friendship. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have. Lots of Feelings is a great book to introduce Read More…
There are so many fun ways to use boxes in the classroom that I have become somewhat of a ‘high quality’ box junkie. Here’s how we’ve been using them, the ones worth asking for, a free download and links to more!
Christmas is a magical time to learn through play, and there is a lot of learning through play happening in kindergarten, especially at Christmas time! Part 1: Christmas Bake Shop!
Summer themed children’s stories to flood the senses with sights, sounds, smells and warmth of summer!
Want to keep your listening center relevant and engaging all year? Here is a free and growing collection of seasonal read-alouds, songs, poems and videos!
It’s almost Halloween! Come on in and let me tell me tell you why these are my ‘just-right’ Halloween story picks for Kindergarten! Fair warning – one had its’ share of controversy.
Happy Father’s Day! Recently I stumbled upon a story about a father reading aloud to his daughter that I found so inspiring.
Happy Thanksgiving! Tis the season of gratitude. If there is one thing I have learned from being a human being, it’s that personality traits / emotions like gratitude can be nurtured by exposure to models. Here are three Children’s Thanksgiving stories that model an attitude of gratitude!
Stories are a great tool for preparing children for upcoming experiences. Reading about relatable characters practicing for a fire drill allows kids a few risk-free practice-runs in someone else body before having to try doing it themselves! Here are four great selections for our youngest students!
All of us – parents, teachers, early-childhood educators, volunteers, reading buddies, and our little students, too – we all have our roles to play in the early readers’ village. This post is loaded with links and freebies to support a number of these roles. Best wishes, my friends. Ida Mae