Other Resources

Resources are listed in no particular order.

My parent pamphlet for enhancing receptive and expressive language skills is published at: https://gaiamouse.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/parent-pamphlet-for-enhancing-language-skills/

Storyline has celebrities and others reading illustrated books. The videos can be sorted by length of video and appropriate age group. https://www.storylineonline.net

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a site by and for kids. To see the museum’s art go to https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection  Art can be a great way to generate conversation and may inspire your own child to create their own.

The Hillwood Museum in Washington D.C. has games and creative activities for children toward the bottom of this page https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/explore-hillwood-home

For children’s poetry, you can’t beat Jack Prelutsky and Ogden Nash. I grew up on A.A.Milne “When We Were Six.” I still recite those poems, read to me by my older sister when I was little. There are many prompts for writing poetry or prose online. However, my favorite prompts for children (or adults) are in Susan Wooldridge’s “Poemcrazy.”

I use folk tales to teach story structure so that children can create their own stories. Paul Galdone has wonderful illustrations. Over the years I’ve found two picture books that are consistently popular with children. “Winnie the Witch” by Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas is short and simple enough that even very young children understand it. The Bank Street version of “Peach Boy,” a Japanese folk tale has simple, appealing illustrations.