Category: Literacy

Story Mapping + Comprehension

Story Mapping + Comprehension Branched by Book Nook - Remote Learning

A major component of building strong readers is boosting comprehension skills. There are plenty of ways to assist in this process, and at Book Nook Enrichment, we always do our best to make those tactics fun! That’s why a favorite activity amongst our staff and students is story mapping. What is story mapping? Story mapping […]

Book Review: I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams

Book Review: I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams

Summer has officially begun… which also means it’s time for summer reading! Summer is a time to kick back and relax in the sun with family and friends. But we also know that summer reading is a vital part of any student’s routine. That’s why Rally for Reading, our community-wide read-a-thon, is back for a […]

How to Avoid the Summer Slide

How to Avoid the Summer Slide Two Children sitting in chairs outside reading

The school year is winding down, and as we prepare for summer break, there are two words that loom large and unwelcome: summer slide. Routine is key to a well-rounded education, and months without that routine take their toll. When students do not have a strict academic schedule, performance and retention slip. What is the […]

When Reading Feels Stale, Switch It Up!

When Reading Feels Stale, Switch It Up! A Labor of Language for Children - Book Nook

At Book Nook Enrichment, we have a favorite refrain: routine is key when it comes to building strong reading habits. When reading becomes a habit, children build confidence and look forward to finding books that excite them. But any routine can be become a bit stagnant over time. So what do you do when that […]

The Early Stages of Handwriting

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 with, they are building the foundation for more advanced letter work in the years to come.  However, it’s never too early to start practicing at […]

Communication + Literacy

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 way to build literacy skills in a child is through communication. A child’s language grows through both casual conversation and focused, detailed interaction. After all, […]

The Benefits of Book Clubs

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 in an enjoyable way, provide the skills necessary to succeed, and watch them soar.  When kids learn in a way that feels special, it becomes […]

Play Doh in the Classroom

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 energy and excitement.  It never gets old!  We love meeting new kids, seeing old faces, and diving right in to another year of learning. It’s […]

An Interview With Our Founder

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, supporting women.  We are thrilled for Miss Rina as she enters this community and decided this was the perfect opportunity to check in with her […]

Understanding Early Reading Levels

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 […]

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