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 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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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Understanding Early Reading Levels

Child reading a story to prepare for kindergarten
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 […]
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The Importance of Self Portraits

Book Nook Enrichment in New York City
Have you ever wondered why self portraits are included on so many kindergarten readiness activities?  We get it!  It’s difficult to see right away why this would be important in […]
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Happy Read Across America Day!

Toddler reading on Read Across America Day
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 […]
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