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    10 Back to School Reading Tips

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, August 16,2016
    School starts in Elyria tomorrow!!   No matter if your little one is entering preschool, kindergarten, or beyond the start of school is an exciting time of year.  How can you prepare your children for reading success?  Here are 10 tips:  Set a routine – Having a morning and evening routine…

    Books for Kids Starting School

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, August 11,2016
    Starting school can be an emotional roller coaster for kids!  First day of daycare, preschool, or kindergarten, kids can feel anxious, curious, scared, and excited all at the same time!  The Elyria Public Library recommends these books to help calm the jitters and give your child an idea of what…

    What is this Sales Tax Holiday?

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, August 03,2016
    August is here which means it is almost time for everyone to go back to school! There are lots of great deals and steals on school supplies this time of year but if you really want to save, be sure to take advantage of this weekend’s Sales Tax Holiday. What…

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Comes to Elyria!

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, March 15,2016
    What Is It? Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's classic The Little Engine That Could.  Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home.  Best of all it is a FREE GIFT!  There is…

    The TERC–a Teacher’s Playground!

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, November 05,2013
    Today could have been my very favorite meeting ever!!  The Directors of the Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten initiative meet on a monthly basis to talk about community resources, plan next steps, and provide support to each other.   Today we toured the TERC (Teacher Education Resource Center) located at Lorain County…

    Celebrate Science and Culture with the Summer Solstice

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, June 19,2013
    Summer Solstice is rapidly approaching and with it comes a perfect opportunity to celebrate science and culture with the preschoolers in your life.  The summer solstice occurs on the day with the longest period of daylight here in the Northern Hemisphere and is often referred to as Midsummer.  There are…

    Again….Again….Again…Encouraging Kids to Try New Book Genres

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, June 13,2013
    We are creatures of habit.  We thrive on routine.  And nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to reading.  Our preschool kiddos often become hooked on the same book and want it read over and over again (case in point—my nightly reading of Oh Say Can you Say…

    Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten with Summer Reading

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, June 11,2013
    Books and school are two of my very favorite things in life.  Even though the summer is just beginning, I’m already thinking about next school year.  Here at Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten we have the goal of ensuring all children entering kindergarten have access to a high quality early childhood…

    Ahhhhhhh, Summer…or is it, Aaarrrggghhhh, Summer?!

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Saturday, June 08,2013
    Like it or not, summer vacation has arrived!  Long days, long nights, heat….it could be a recipe for disaster—or the perfect opportunity to learn and grow!  Whether you are a parent looking for new summer activities to enjoy with your child or an early childhood educator looking for new ideas…

    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 sleep.  Did you know humans across cultures and languages do…