Children in a 2012-13 kindergarten immersion Spanish-language classroom received personal copies of Abuelita dice que es bueno ser inteligente for Christmas. At the end of the school year they wrote their own stories and shared them with me .
The teacher told me how one little boy had gained in confidence between December and May. Another little boy affirmed his teacher’s comment that he carried his copy of the book to and from school every day by taking it out of his backpack and showing me the sticker that marked it as his and his only!
What delightful outcomes. What charmingly smart children!
October 8, 2013 in Creative Kids, Diversity of giftedness, Early Learning, Showing versus hiding one's talents, Teaching smart kids, Young Children
Tagged Book in Spanish, Immersion classrooms, raising smart children, self-confidence comes with accomplishment, smartness across diverse populations, the gift of reading
Among the loves of our lives are our little ones, in my case my grandchildren. This special is for those of you who want to give the gift of talking, reading, and thinking to your grandchildren (or children) this Valentine’s Day. I will hold copies at a special price of $7.50 through Valentine’s Day. Let us “toss them the world” together.
Sorry, not much I can do about shipping – that remains the same. Contact me with your order per the instructions on the “Contact Ellie” page.
Happy February and Valentine’s Day.
Posted in Children's Books, Creative Kids, Developing a child's curiosity, Grandma Says It's Good to Be Smart, Grandma says it's good to be creative, Grandma Says It's Good to Be Curious, Growing up smart, It's Good to Be Smart, Modeling a love of reading, picture book, Smart is cool, Special Book Offer, Teaching smart kids, The chance to learn, Young Children
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