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Maria Salvadore

Reading Rockets' children's literature expert, Maria Salvadore, brings you into her world as she explores the best ways to use kids' books both inside — and outside — of the classroom.

May 20, 2013

Memorial Day is coming up soon — marking the unofficial start of summer. Parents and teachers know how hard it can be for children to remain focused as the school year ends and summer starts. Summers that don't include books and reading for children most often results in the "summer slide" — the loss of reading skills gained during the previous school year. More >

May 9, 2013

A friend and colleague was telling me recently about a project that her son was working on and the power of a book they shared had on his thinking. More >

May 2, 2013

The lasting impact of early childhood education has been known for a long, long time. The first three years of a child's life are crucial to their development socially, emotionally, and educationally. More >

April 24, 2013

It's not at all unusual to hear adults lament the loss of the "good old days." Memories are, of course, filtered and perhaps even reworked over time. More >

April 17, 2013

It's that time of year! Baseball season has officially started. Little leaguers are playing, summer teams are forming, and lots of people are heading to major and minor league ballparks. More >

April 10, 2013

There's nothing new about translating children's books and traditional stories into other mediums. More >

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