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.

Building Self-Esteem in Young Learners

Child reading book on the floor
At this point in the school year, most children are set in their routine in the classroom. They understand the general vibe of their environment and have an established understanding of their surroundings. However, this doesn’t mean students should become complacent or that teachers should become too comfortable. Building confidence and creating an active learning […]
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Book Nook’s Holiday Must-Haves

Children's wooden blocks spelling stop, ball, cat, and dog
While we’ll always have a soft spot for raindrops on roses and crisp apple strudel, Book Nook’s favorite things center mostly around — you guessed it — literacy enrichment! The educational terrain is always changing, and we want to ensure that we — as well as our little ones — are always on top and ahead of the game. Because of this, we […]
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Music in the Classroom

Child adjusting volume on old stereo tuner
At Book Nook, we are always looking for new ways to encourage the utmost engagement in the classroom. One of our most important goals is to ensure that learning remains fun — something to look forward to and participate in with genuine joy. This objective motivates every aspect of our curriculum and helps to inspire new programs and […]
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Halloween & Hobbies

Children trick or treating with pumpkin baskets
The highlight of the October month is right around the corner and Book Nook is all abuzz with costume plans and candy excitement and festive energy. There are so many things about this time of year to look forward to, but our favorite is the cozy weather! It invites you to stay inside, read a […]
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Connecting & Comprehending

Girl reading Fellowship of the Ring on a bed
One of our favorite things about reading is the act of discussion. It’s easy enough to just stop at the text — to take it for what it is and go no further. Plenty of stories are intended to be read this way, for entertainment and nothing more. But these days, more and more children’s books are […]
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Confidence is Key

Child reading on a sofa
Greetings from the other side of summer! It’s been a while since we’ve checked in, but that’s not for lack of trying. It’s been a busy couple of months at Book Nook Enrichment. We had an amazing time with our students, engaging in storytelling and exploring our imaginations throughout our summer program. But all good […]
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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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