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Poetry and Preschoolers…a Match Made In Heaven

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Friday, April 05,2013
“Early poetry is about the expression of love”-Morag Styles, Professor of Children’s Poetry, The University of Cambridge Reading the simple quote above made my heart happy.  It reminded me of rocking my babies and rythmic chants to get them to…

7 Fun Activities for Teaching Rhyming and Alliteration

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, February 12,2013
After reading last week's posts about rhyming and alliteration books you may be wondering, now what?  It is important to incorporate rhyming and alliteration activities into the day to reinforce what the children are learning.  Here are few ideas for…

21 Fun Rhyming Books

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, February 05,2013
After reading...and re-reading...and reading just one more time...Dr. Seuss to a giggly preschooler it becomes very clear to parents and educators alike that children LOVE books that rhyme.  Research has shown for years that rhyming is an important early literacy…