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.

The Road to Reading

The Road to Reading - Book Nook NYC
As children enter preschool and beyond, they are exposed to many new learning experiences and routines. We incorporate structure into our classrooms to help make this transition easier for our littlest learners and to introduce more advanced concepts to get them ahead of the game. One particular area of academics we implement even beginning with […]
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A Labor of Language

A Labor of Language for Children - Book Nook
Don’t it always seem to go that one day, your little one is struggling to string words together and the next, they are bursting with language? It’s a transition that is both subtle and jarring, all at once. Of course, this doesn’t really happen overnight. Infusing a child’s day with books, conversation, and additional literacy activities […]
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The Struggle with Separation

Struggles with Childhood Separation Anxiety - Book Nook
The first step to any child’s education is often the hardest one: separation. It’s a process that is difficult for parent and child alike, and can often be an ongoing fight throughout the first year (and beyond) of education. For parents, it is the overall emotional response to seeing their little one begin new experiences […]
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The Great Outdoors

Father and Daughter reading outdoors
Well, the sun finally decided to show up — but we seem to have bypassed spring and jumped right into summer! Not that we’re complaining. There’s an excited hum surrounding the city, and after a particularly long winter (do they seem to get longer every year?), a little extra heat is more than welcome. The best part […]
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Write, Write, Write

Boy writing at school
There’s one thing we know to be true, and it’s that the best writers are avid readers. It’s a fact that’s been proven time and time again, and one of the main reasons we ensure that our curriculum includes a healthy balance of both. We do our best to weave the two together, to make […]
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Collaborative Classrooms

Collaborative Classrooms at Book Nook Enrichment
We believe the best classrooms are the collaborative ones. Of course, there are times that call for individual and silent work — a space for children to work through ideas and problems on their own. But inviting little ones to think, discuss, and expand upon thoughts with the help of others allows for a depth of discovery […]
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Tradition vs. Technology

Little girl with a tablet computer o a sofa
The Book Nook Enrichment team recently spent a couple of weeks recharging to get ready for the home stretch to the end of the school year! It’s hard to believe we’re already midway through April — didn’t we just welcome new students to our literacy studios yesterday? But even though we’ve got a case of Spring Fever, […]
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Bringing Books to Life in New York City

Central Park New York City in the Snow
Happy Spring! The wind is howling… the snow is falling… yep, it’s a typical New York City start to one of our most fickle seasons. It’s always hard to predict what spring will bring, and it’s coming in with another storm. We hope you’re all cozied up today with a good book… preferably one that […]
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Happy Read Across America Day!

Read across America Day at Book Nook
And, of course — Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! We’ve said it many, many times, but today is one of our absolute favorite days of the year. Not only does it celebrate the joy and wonder of reading, but also one of the all time greats — Dr. Seuss! He so often brings magic to our classroom that we think […]
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