Friday, August 25, 2017

#FlashBackFriday

 Just a little #FlashBackFriday fun in the spirit of ‘Back To School!’ 
Can you find your child’s Preschool Reading Specialist below?
Empathetic, attentive, stubborn, outgoing, shy, silly, energetic, inquisitive, mothering…find out what one word they used to describe themselves as a preschooler ↓
1. Mary DeBevoise, empathetic
2. Ashton Manis, attentive
3. Nina Bac, Inquisitive
4. Me, stubborn
5. Tara McGuinness, mothering
6. Jenna Angell, shy
7. Jacqueline Posada, outgoing
8. Kirby Erlandsson, silly
9. Michelle Ragonese, energetic
And as you prepare your energetic, silly, stubborn, fill-in-the-blank, child for a new school year, check out 101 Back-to-School Tips For Kids and Parents from Care.com
where they interviewed a family psychologist and psychotherapist on how parents can get a jump on the school year.  These tips help ease kids back into the school year, while also managing parent stress!

Happy reading,
Lisa

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Back to School

While our New Jersey families still have a few weeks of summer left, today is back to school for our Florida families!   
A great way to prepare children for the start of the new school year is through stories.

My favorite Back To School Book is The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn.
When I was a kindergarten teacher, I read it every year on the first day of school.  Chester, the main character, is a young raccoon who is nervous about going to school.  His mother kisses his center palm and tells him that "whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home, just press your hand to your cheek and think, 'Mommy loves you. Mommy loves you.'" Chester is comforted and goes to school.

Since I know just how comforting a great  Back To School book can be for a child,
I thought I’d list a few for you.

Preschool:
Kindergarten:

Happy reading,
Lisa Vodola, Preschool Readers

PS If your preschooler is ready to learn to read, schedule their reading assessment by filling out our online Contact Form.

Not sure if they’re ready?  Download our checklist, ‘5 Signs Your Child Is Ready For Preschool Readers.’

Friday, August 4, 2017

What Teachers Are Dying To Tell You

Welcome, August! 🌴

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH 📰
What Teachers Are Dying To Tell You - Scholastic.com

BOOK OF THE MONTH 📕
How To Get Your Teacher Ready -by Jean Reagan


EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE MONTH 🌟

Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set.  Children explore the world of A to Z with colorful letter tiles that talk, sing and teach about the alphabet.

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH 💻
Brightly Kids YouTube Channel.  Brightly is a resource to help parents raise lifelong readers. Launched in partnership with Penguin Random House, Brightly features book recommendations from all publishers for every age and stage, reading tips and insights, seasonal inspirations, author essays, contests, gift guides, and more.
Happy reading,
Lisa Vodola, Preschool Readers

PS If your preschooler is ready to learn to read, schedule their reading assessment by filling out our online Contact Form.  We would love to meet you! :)

Not sure if they’re ready?  Download our checklist, ‘5 Signs Your Child Is Ready For Preschool Readers.’