There's no such thing as too many books!

I never expect that everyone who attends my parties, book fairs, booths etc. will make a purchase. Maybe they don't have money right now, don't see anything they think their kids will like, just bought a bunch of books etc.. and that is totally fine with me! BUT, the words that are like fingernails on a chalk board are "we have way too many books." Here's why I cringe when I hear these words: 1) The Message Usually this is said in front of kids and the message it sends make me kinda blue. What I hear is "Oh you want these highly educational objects that will fill your minds and inspire creativity. Nope, sorry your limit on those is topped out." Instead, I'd love to hear: "That is great that

Building Brains through Talking

My other job is Program Coordinator of our local Early Childhood Council and we just finished up our annual conference for childcare and preschool teachers as well as home providers. This conference always re-inspires me to advocate for and promote the importance of child development in the first five years. 85-90% of a child's brain develops in the first five years of life- WOW! That means that parents and caregivers play a critical role in setting our kiddos up for success. The good news is that it's really not that hard and reading plays a HUGE role! We can help develop all the brain connections and skills kids need through talking, reading and singing. The little interactions we have thr

How to Have a Monster Bash

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Little kids in costumers are so adorable, decorated houses are fun to visit and I do love myself some chocolate! I also love annual traditions like going to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving and roasting seeds. With an October birthday, many a party had a Halloween theme. Here are some ideas for your own Monster Bash... with a little support from your favorite Usborne Books Monsters! Crafts Whatif Monster might try to fill your head with worries and doubts but he sure is fun to do crafts with! Plus the book Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster is a fantastic book for opening up discussions about fears. Our other favorite monster from Kane Miller is Nibble

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Gail Sawchuk

The Usborne Bookie




Gail Sawchuk is an Independent Educational Consultant with Usborne Books and More, Usborne Books and More is a division of Educational Development Corporation, USA. For Usborne Publishing offices in UK & for Usborne corporate offices in the US & for the Retail Division The words “Usborne” and “Usborne Books” are the trademarks of Usborne Publishing Ltd.Usborne Publishing Ltd. has no connection with these pages and does not sponsor or support their content. Used by permission. All rights reserved

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