Does your little one ever dream of traveling to far-off places? For would-be adventurers and time travelers, look no further for a literary hero than Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. They're the main characters in Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series, now ove.... read more
We often wonder why it is that children tend to listen to their preschool teachers so much better than to their parents. If teachers were in charge of meals, clean up and bedtime, not to mention everyday manners, what a saner place our homes would be! They are just so good a.... read more
Kids and parents alike love a good series because it is good fun. We look forward to our favorite character’s next escapade and wonder what new twists and turn a story may take. But parents have other reasons to value stories told in the form of a series. As you read to yo.... read more
Dr. Seuss Super Stretchy ABCCan you balance your ear on a drum while your feet stand on a kite and a wagon? Sound crazy? Expect nothing less from Dr. Seuss, and his infamous Thing 1 and Thing 2 characters that continuously find imaginatively fun ways to spend time indoors. .... read more
"If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. When he's finished, he'll ask for a napkin. Then, he'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache. When he looks in.... read more
The great thing about being the parent of little kids is having an excuse to get goofy. Kooky games, slapstick performances and talking in squeaky voices or low drawls are all surefire routes to sending our kids into fits of giggles. Reading aloud to our children is also an.... read more
One of the important things a preschool-age child can learn from reading book series is the concept of authorship. Authorship is an idea so basic that we adults often forget that it needs to be taught. Experts in early literacy, however, are quick to remind us that it does, a.... read more
Book series seem tailor-made for stories of adventure. Once we’ve had a fantastic adventure with an author, we’re always ready to saddle up for another one. We know we’re in good hands and in for a great ride.Our preschoolers feel the same way. There are certain charact.... read more
It's no secret that young children learn best through repetition. Children love to hear the same stories, sing the same songs, and play the same games over and over again. This repetition gives young children a sense of security. Series books, with their recurring characters a.... read more
From the time we are very small, bears play an interesting and cuddly role in our lives. From Goldilocks' encounter with a friendly, furry family of bears to the Bernsteins who helped us learn those ever-so-important life lessons to a certain best friend of Christopher Robin, .... read more
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