10 Important Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/28/18 12:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, Children, Reading

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In his years as a cartoonist and children’s writer, Dr. Seuss (whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel), created some of the world’s most famous books and illustrations, including Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax. But what really makes the work of Dr. Seuss noteworthy, are the valuable life lessons that can be found throughout his writing.

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How Dr. Seuss Can Help Your Early Reader

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/26/18 9:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, Children, Reading

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Did you know that Read Across America week is celebrated in the month of March? This yearly reading initiative also includes the observance of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2. Most of us grew up reading these wacky tales and have at least a few Dr. Seuss books in our own home for our little ones to read. Parents know how much fun these books are but many don’t realize how valuable they can be when teaching your child to read. So, what makes a Dr. Seuss book such a great choice for early readers?

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Some life lessons from Dr. Seuss

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/7/17 3:03 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Children, Development, Reading

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Wednesday is National Book Lovers Day! Dr. Seuss (whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel), created some of the world’s most famous children's books and illustrations, including such classics as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Cat, and The Lorax.

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How Pre-Reading Skills Can Help Prepare Your Child For Adulthood

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/5/17 1:57 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, Children, Development, Reading

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We all know that learning to read is important skill young children need to develop, but did you know that reading skills are directly correlated with success as an adult? Developing pre-reading skills improves your child’s phonological awareness, which is the ability to hear and manipulate sounds within spoken language.

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Vlog: Early Literacy

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/12/17 9:12 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, Vlog, Reading

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What is "early literacy" and why is it important? Developing early literacy skills helps prepare young children for school. Children who are read to regularly and have been exposed to language at home start kindergarten prepared to learn to read and write.

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4 Books That Reinforce the Concepts of Good Behavior for Early Learners

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/3/16 10:54 AM / by Claudia Auger posted in Learning, Behavior, Reading

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Are you looking to discuss appropriate behavior with your early learner in a way that is fun and interactive? Here are four books that introduce and reinforce the concepts of good behavior for early learners (without being boring or scary!).

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5 Must-Have Multicultural and Diversity Books for Early Learners

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/15/16 9:00 AM / by Claudia Auger posted in Learning, Reading

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Are you looking to introduce your early learner, baby through PreK, to literature that discusses the diversity of people here and abroad? Check out these five (it was so hard to choose!) wonderful books concerning multiculturalism and acceptance of differences.

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17 Best Learning Books for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/16/15 9:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, Children, Education, Reading, STREAM

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Just because your child isn’t reading yet doesn’t mean he or she can’t gain a wealth of information from books! So put on their pajamas, cuddle up, and settle into a good book. Preschool and Kindergarten aged children are ready to be introduced to the world of reading through any classical, modern, funny, moral, and colorfully illustrated books you can provide for them. Below are some of our favorites:

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