Category: New York City

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Fundamentals of Literacy

The Fundamentals of Literacy

The basic foundation for any successful student is built upon literacy.  Many skills within literacy are learned through practice, though the earliest stages of reading emerge as early as six months old.  Our goal at Book Nook Enrichment is to constantly foster these areas of development to allow for the utmost growth while still ensuring […]

Understanding Early Reading Levels

Understanding Early Reading Levels Child reading a story to prepare for kindergarten

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 Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors Father and Daughter reading outdoors

Well, the sun finally decided to show up — but we seem to have bypassed spring and jumped right into summer! Not that we’re complaining. There’s an excited hum surrounding the city, and after a particularly long winter (do they seem to get longer every year?), a little extra heat is more than welcome. The best part […]

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