Category: Literacy

5 Reasons Avid Readers Excel in School

5 Reasons Avid Readers Excel in School The Road to Reading - Book Nook NYC

Something we have always known to be true is that avid readers make for well-rounded learners. Reading not only advances literacy skills but introduces new ideas, concepts, and worldviews to children. The more we read, the more we know, after all. And this doesn’t just include independent reading in children. A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed […]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten Child reading a story to prepare for kindergarten

The transition from preschool to kindergarten can be scary. In preschool, students are easing into an academic setting for the first time, where learning is play-based and relaxed. It is a wonderful and warm first educational experience – but can sometimes make the shift to kindergarten feel overwhelming. Kindergarten is a time when students learn […]

Vocabulary Expansion in Early Learners

Vocabulary Expansion in Early Learners Excited young girl reading a book

Vocabulary expansion in young learners is often a first and crucial step in developing reading and writing skills. But it’s not something that happens overnight. By the time our students reach the Early Hoots tier, they have the foundational skills necessary to advance to the next step of learning: handwriting and pre-reading. In addition, we incorporate […]

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, […]