April 5, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Getting Grimm with young children

Both children and adults love reading folk and fairy tales, although often they appreciate different aspects of them. In our last post we looked at ways of viewing the Brothers Grimm with teenage and adult learners. In this post we … Continue reading

March 29, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Lighting up Children’s Lit: The Brothers Grimm

The people who made a difference: 2) Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm “For storytelling is always the art of repeating stories, and this art is lost when the stories are no longer retained. It is lost because there is no more … Continue reading

February 7, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The Big Book Reading Experience

When I remember memorable shared book experiences, either as a child or as a teacher, I see readers completely lost in the books they are reading, pointing at the details on the pages, turning the pages back and forth, asking … Continue reading

November 7, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Lighting up Children’s Lit: Astrid Lindgren

The people who made a difference: 1) Astrid Lindgren “I want to write for a readership that can create miracles. Children create miracles when they read. That’s why children need books.” Astrid Lindgren As I read about Astrid Lindgren’s life … Continue reading

September 21, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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The Dark in the Box: engaging with emotions through stories

We have all most likely  experienced what it is like to be afraid of the dark, either in our own childhood or through the eyes of a child we care for. Fear, anxiety and loss are some of the negative … Continue reading