Category: Literacy

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 […]

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 assessing your child’s aptitude.  It’s all about working towards success in the future!  So much of our focus at Book Nook Enrichment is on laying […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Break From School Isn’t a Break From Reading

Child Reading - Photo by Johnny McClung

The city is simultaneously less crowded and more active this week as families head out for vacation or make use of their staycation during the mid-winter recess. This week, children have an ample amount of time for a whole variety of activities — but the best thing to keep up with? Reading! We know it’s tempting to […]