Monthly Archives: July 2017

Meeting an Author

Last week I met Eric Carle. Let me say it a little louder, “Last week I met Eric Carle!”  The man, a world renowned children’s author and illustrator, is 88 years old.  His history is fascinating.  So is he. My author … Continue reading

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The History — and Magic — of Outdoor Play

Photo: Alyssa Haywoode for Strategies for Children ? It’s summer and NAEYC’s publication, Young Child, has a compelling and seasonally appropriate article about the history of outdoor play. Written by Joe L. Frost, an emeritus professor at the University of…

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Guest writer: Jennie Fitzkee – The Spider Story

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
“Oh, Sue. I need to tell you “The Spider Story”, one of the ‘Jennie Stories’ for my preschoolers. All true. That’s why children are glued when I say, “It happened like this.”…

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Childhood, and Train Whistles, and My Grandmother

Summer evenings on the porch are quiet, except for the occasional  sound of a train whistle in the distance.  I love that sound.  When I was a little girl, a train whistle meant excitement and memories.  I was born and … Continue reading

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Quotations on Reading

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://en.wikipedia.org) “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”                                                                            Ray Bradbury ? (https://en.wikipedia.org) “Reading is the sole means by which we…

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The Art Museum

Museums are always a source of wonder and inspiration for me.  I introduce art in a big way to my preschool class, so when I’m inspired, they are, too.  This week I visited the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, … Continue reading

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“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ~Charles Dickens

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