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5 Ways to Enhance Reading for your Toddler (12-36 Months)

5 Ways to Enhance Reading for your Toddler (12-36 Months)

Ahhhhh toddlerhood. Exploration takes off. Independency blooms. Suddenly, every object in the house is an object of desire. And it may be more difficult to keep these objects out of your child’s wandering hands because they’ve, well, begun to toddle!  It’s a wonderfully challenging stage, full of developmental milestones, impulse control (or lack thereof), trial […]

5 Ways to Enhance Reading for your Infant (0-12 months)

5 Ways to Enhance Reading for your Infant (0-12 months)

There is nothing more magical than welcoming your child into the world. Introducing them to life is scary, thrilling, challenging, and completely enchanting, and books are wonderful companions to have along the way. You may have begun reading to your little one during pregnancy, in which case your child has already begun absorbing the wonder […]

5 Ways to Enhance Reading During Pregnancy

5 Ways to Enhance Reading During Pregnancy

It’s never too early to start reading. There is a reason our instinct is to speak, read, sing, and engage with our little ones while they are still in the womb: they not only hear us, but this interaction enhances and boosts their development and connection to the world before they even enter it for […]

5 Ways to Raise a Reader

5 Ways to Raise a Reader Excited young girl reading a book

In an age of technology, it may seem harder than ever to raise a child who loves to read. That’s why it’s crucial to start the process at a young age. Studies have shown that reading aloud to children in infancy and toddlerhood not only develops a child’s vocabulary but develops early reading skills, leading […]

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 […]

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