BOOK NOOK BLOG

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.

When Reading Feels Stale, Switch It Up!

A Labor of Language for Children - Book Nook
At Book Nook Enrichment, we have a favorite refrain: routine is key when it comes to building strong reading habits. When reading becomes a habit, children build confidence and look forward to finding books that excite them. But any routine can be become a bit stagnant over time. So what do you do when that […]
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closure

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Our goal at Book Nook Enrichment has always been to provide a safe and magical experience for little ones throughout New York City. In this time of uncertainty, we want to ensure that we do all we can to keep you and your little ones happy and healthy. Due to the evolving public health issue […]
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The Early Stages of Handwriting

The early stages of handwriting look different from child to child.  When kids are first learning the alphabet, singing their ABCs and beginning to understand what letter their names start with, they are building the foundation for more advanced letter work in the years to come.  However, it’s never too early to start practicing at […]
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Communication + Literacy

Preschool Students with Tutor
Early literacy skills can be developed in a variety of ways – through play, classes, story time, and more. But it’s been proven, again and again, that the most beneficial way to build literacy skills in a child is through communication. A child’s language grows through both casual conversation and focused, detailed interaction. After all, […]
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The Benefits of Book Clubs

Two middle school children reading a book in a library
Book Nook Enrichment’s mission is to build the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.  It may sound like a hefty task, but really, it’s simple: introduce children to academia in an enjoyable way, provide the skills necessary to succeed, and watch them soar.  When kids learn in a way that feels special, it becomes […]
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Play Doh in the Classroom

Children's toys at Book Nook NYC
The early months of the school year always feel a little magical – the leaves are changing, the heat of the summer is dying down, and students have a renewed energy and excitement.  It never gets old!  We love meeting new kids, seeing old faces, and diving right in to another year of learning. It’s […]
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An Interview With Our Founder

Rina Collins, Book Nook Founder
Book Nook Enrichment’s founder, Rina Collins, was recently accepted into the Female Founder Collective, an initiative created by Rebecca Minkoff.  The FFC is a network of businesses led by women, supporting women.  We are thrilled for Miss Rina as she enters this community and decided this was the perfect opportunity to check in with her […]
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The Fundamentals of Literacy

The basic foundation for any successful student is built upon literacy.  Many skills within literacy are learned through practice, though the earliest stages of reading emerge as early as six months old.  Our goal at Book Nook Enrichment is to constantly foster these areas of development to allow for the utmost growth while still ensuring […]
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Understanding Early Reading Levels

Every phase of early childhood literacy enrichment leads to one thing: reading.  The beginning stages of a child’s reading journey are exciting and magical.  Every day seems to bring a new development, every week another jump in progress.  The early road to reading uncovers the discovery of new skills and engenders an overall excitement.  With […]
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