American Sign Language and Early Childhood Music

“Simple Signing with Young Children” by Carol Garboden Murray I discovered this wonderful resource several years ago. Actually, I’ve always been interested in signing, and I’ve attended numerous workshops at early childhood conferences on using American Sign Language, or ASL, with young children. But this book is the most accessible and easy-to-use resource I’ve found. […]

“Bear Wants More”

“Bear Wants More” by Karma Wilson Karma Wilson is one of those children’s book writers who’s wonderfully dependable. You know you can’t go wrong with a Karma Wilson book. “Bear Wants More” is no exception. This book is perfect for this time of year, when hibernating animals are just starting to re-enter the over-ground world. […]

Rhythm Instrument Activities for Preschoolers

Hi everyone, This is a guest blog post I wrote for the Gryphon House blog. You can find more fun activities and information on great resources for early childhood learning at gryphonhouse.com.  March 17, 2015 Guest Post from Abigail Flesch Connors, MEd, author of Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Rhythm Instruments and More for Active Learning and […]

Once Upon a Monday: “Where There’s a Bear, There’s Trouble!”

  “Where There’s a Bear, There’s Trouble” by Michael Catchpool I wish there were more picture books for young children just  like this. It’s a very simple, gently humorous story, easy for children to understand, with sweet illustration in two-page spreads that again, are accessible for the very young. Best of all are the many opportunities to […]