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September's Literacy Events

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, September 08, 2016
Check out these awesome Literacy Activities the Elyria Public Library System ( is holding in the month of September! We're especially proud of Little Explorers STEM! At Central branch--320 Washington  ..

10 Back to School Reading Tips

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, August 16, 2016
School starts in Elyria tomorrow!! No matter if your little one is entering preschool, kindergarten, or beyond the start of school is an exciting time of year. How can you prepare your children for reading success? Here are 10 tips:  ..

Books for Kids Starting School

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, August 11, 2016
Starting school can be an emotional roller coaster for kids! First day of daycare, preschool, or kindergarten, kids can feel anxious, curious, scared, and excited all at the same time! The Elyria Public Library ( recom ..

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Comes to Elyria!

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
What Is It? Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's classic The Little Engine That Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your hom ..

Again....Again....Again...Encouraging Kids to Try New Book Genres

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, June 13, 2013
We are creatures of habit. We thrive on routine. And nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to reading. Our preschool kiddos often become hooked on the same book and want it read over and over again (case in point—my nightly rea ..

Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten with Summer Reading

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Books and school are two of my very favorite things in life. Even though the summer is just beginning, I’m already thinking about next school year. Here at Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten we have the goal of ensuring all children ente ..

Poetry and Preschoolers...a Match Made In Heaven

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Friday, April 05, 2013
“Early poetry is about the expression of love”-Morag Styles, Professor of Children’s Poetry, The University of Cambridge Reading the simple quote above made my heart happy. It reminded me of rocking my babies and rythmic chants ..

3 Simple At-Home Learning Activities for Preschoolers

Hesana Ralston - Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Here are three fun and simple activities that can be done outside of the classroom to build the academic skills of preschoolers in the areas of math, science, and reading/language arts. These are great tips to pass along to families to reinforce  ..

7 Fun Activities for Teaching Rhyming and Alliteration

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
After reading last week's posts about rhyming and alliteration books you may be wondering, now what? It is important to incorporate rhyming and alliteration activities into the day to reinforce what the children are learning. Here are few ideas ..

Awesome Alliteration Books to Bring to Prancing Preschoolers!

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, February 07, 2013
It seems my kids always want a terrifically tongue twisting book read when I am especially tired! Books that teach alliteration (or repetitive beginning sounds) are a lot of fun for preschoolers and an important part of early literacy skills.  ..