After the long summer, going back to school can feel a bit daunting for our students. The transition can be especially hard for younger children who are less comfortable leaving their families for long days in the classroom. A great way to ease the transition is with read-aloud books. A thoughtful selection of books can facilitate conversations about feelings of nervousness or apprehension, giving parents the opportunity to discuss anxiety and work to turn those nerves into excitement. Books can also serve as a time to model appropriate behavior when sitting and listening to a book. It allows you to talk about expectations, what your child is expecting and what their teacher will expect. Books can also function to front load your child with information and lessons that they will be learning in school. By introducing or revisiting books that focus on early learning subjects, such as alphabet and letter sound books, number books, nursery rhymes, and matching and opposite books, you’re building their confidence and preparing them to succeed.
Here is a selection of books that we at Baby Animal Prints love, most feature our furry friends:
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In honor of "Learn About Butterflies Day" we have come up with 5 fun ways to help you learn about butterflies and get your kids engaged in and excited about these beautiful creatures.
Butterflies aren’t just pretty to look at. They play an integral role in our eco-system. If we don’t remember this and teach our kids about them, we won’t have them around to do their jobs.
The holiday season is upon us, which means kids are anxiously awaiting gifts. We’ve put together a list of ideas that will inspire your children to play and explore outside, providing experiences that last a lot longer than the newest trendy toy.