This is where we’ll write about many of the early childhood development topics you’ve asked us about. We’ll share our views on the benefits of reading, essential developmental skills, separation and how to ease separation anxiety, socialization, and how children collaborate and learn together.

Summer Reading: Why it’s Just as Important as Reading in School!

[For elementary-age children (5-11)]  Schools out!  I’m sure we all remember that blissful last-day-of-school feeling: the jittery excitement running through every classroom. But now as parents, we might be feeling […]
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Feel the Rainbow: How Colors Help Children Process Emotions

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Emotions are constantly changing. Some are so wonderful that we bask in them like sunlight! Others are difficult and we wish them away. Even as adults, communicating the complexity of […]
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Turning the Page: Why Reading Physical Books is Vital to Your Child’s Education

[Baby Hoots-Big Hoots and beyond (ages 6 months-12 years old)] In a world of technology, the magical pages of books look dull and prehistoric compared to the glow of our […]
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5 Ways Books Boost Social Skills in Children

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[For Lil’-Big Hoots and beyond (ages 18 months-12 years old)]  There are over 7.7 billion people in the world, and for the better part of 2-years, we had to literally […]
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5 Ways to Enhance Reading to Prepare your Child for Kindergarten (3-5 Years Old)

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School is in session! Even if your child has been going to pre-school or prep classes, kindergarten is likely the first time they will be attending a full-day, 5 days […]
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5 Ways to Enhance Reading for your Toddler (12-36 Months)

Ahhhhh toddlerhood. Exploration takes off. Independency blooms. Suddenly, every object in the house is an object of desire. And it may be more difficult to keep these objects out of […]
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5 Ways to Enhance Reading for your Infant (0-12 months)

There is nothing more magical than welcoming your child into the world. Introducing them to life is scary, thrilling, challenging, and completely enchanting, and books are wonderful companions to have […]
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5 Ways to Raise a Reader

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In an age of technology, it may seem harder than ever to raise a child who loves to read. That’s why it’s crucial to start the process at a young […]
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5 Reasons Avid Readers Excel in School

The Road to Reading - Book Nook NYC
Something we have always known to be true is that avid readers make for well-rounded learners. Reading not only advances literacy skills but introduces new ideas, concepts, and worldviews to […]
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