Complex, Rare, Scarce, Atypical, Unusual Words

Did you know that picture books introduce children to words that are not heard in every day language?  Hearing these rare words increases their vocabulary knowledge and will help with reading comprehension later on. So what can you do to increase this knowledge? Continue reading



Recently, while visiting one of Miss Kathleen’s story times, I noticed a child who was captivated by the app, My Zoo Animals: Toddler’s Seek & Find Book, on Miss Kathleen’s iPad. In this app, children enjoy a bird’s eye view of a zoo and what all of the animals and people are up to. The child tapped the camel to see it spit on a nearby man, an elephant spraying water, the ice cream man ringing his bell, and more. While the same action occurred every time the child tapped the same animal or person in the zoo, they were completely engrossed in seeing the same movement happen over and over. Continue reading