boy reading picture books outdoors under tree

11 Picture Books That Will Make Your Kid Read Like Crazy

Use wordless picture books to inspire imagination and a love of reading. These suggestions from my Child’s Play NY theater classrooms will deepen the conversation and the bonding time between you and your children. Watch the video to see adorable toddlers using picture books as a springboard for storytelling, and get tips from a school librarian about the usefulness of wordless books.

Story time becomes playtime, Books are games

Make Reading A Game With These Simple Tools

Soup up your story time: turn your books into games when you do reading the Child’s Play way! One of the perks of growing up with actor-parents is that story time was…awesome. My mom and dad picked great books, threw themselves into the dialogue, lifted up the most dramatic moments and relished the act of reading. …

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Jocelyn sitting with young girl playing Story Clap

Practice Listening With Story Clap!

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is upon us! You may be already preparing the brine, buying cranberries in bulk or finding the perfect wine pairing for poultry.  I’m looking forward to four days away from the routines of school and work. And I’m grateful for the time to think about what I’m grateful for…which is …

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