There's no better way to get children to love books than to set them loose in a great library. Choosing their own books to check out with their own library cards is such a thrill! Preschoolers also love borrowing their friends' books, and can learn to enjoy lending.... read more
Kids are a funny bunch. They are often loath to change and anything new. But still, our little ones are open to so much -- and so much more than we more ossified parents are! Think of poetry: preschoolers happily read and repeat poems with ease and delights.&.... read more
The lives of grown-ups and children alike are filled with ups and downs. In general, the little ones cycle through their joys and miseries more rapidly and far more expressively (read loudly). But we all need a bit of comfort now and then, don't we? Luckily, .... read more
Oh, the tough stuff. Life with preschoolers means wading right into the hard stuff, sometimes on a daily basis. And what's perhaps most striking of all is just how much tough stuff there is! We asked our team of City Editors to tell us about what books they t.... read more
Children learn to love books through the interplay of words and pictures. Beautiful illustrations draw them back again and again to the same books, and that is how the process of learning to read and learning to love reading begins.So today we celebrate a few of our most.... read more
Before we had kids, we might have said that the best sound in the world was waves crashing. Or a champagne cork popping. Nothing against the ocean or a bottle of bubbly, but now we know for sure: the best sound in the world is the sound of our little one laughing.Cracking .... read more
Being Savvy turns early and often to Ginger Carlson (author of Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative & Naturally Curious Children) for truly original, inspired ways to engage our children. It's no surprise that she makes a quiet cuddle with a shared book as deepl.... read more
We love reading with our little ones at any old time of day -- morning, noon or night. But especially at nighttime. And as the darkness falls earlier every evening with winter's approach, we appreciate our cuddles with bath-scented, pajama-clad children and our favorite bedt.... read more
As we read and read with our little ones every night, we can't help thinking ahead to a time not long from now when they'll be able to decipher the words of One Fish, Two Fish or Go, Dog. Go! all by themselves.How does this happen?It's a complex process, all the experts tell u.... read more
Some of the great fun of being a parent is reading children's books again. Not always for the umpteenth time in a row, though sometimes even then... Many of them are so exquisite, so truly delightful or wondrous or intriguing or clever that we are glad to have gott.... read more
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