Category: Early Childhood Education

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]