I have been in the field of early childhood education for twenty years. I am a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Phi Kappa Phi.
I have a strong belief that exposing children to language and literacy at an early age will enhance their ability to become better students in school. It is my mission to expose parents and teachers to valuable early childhood activities in the hope of enriching the lives of as many children as I can.
Peace, Blessings, and Happy Reading,
Girls a to Z by Eve Bunting is a rhythmic book with a great message for girls...and boys! "Dana is a dentist,/Eve's an engineer,/Fiona puts out fires,/Gwen's a gondolier..." And so the rhythmic text goes. For each letter of the alphabet a young girl is pursuing her dream career. The message of the story isn't forced; it's just a fun story with wonderful illustrations. It's important for teachers and parents to expose boys to books with this type of message. Right around the age of four and five is when children will begin articulating the notion that "girls can do this" and "boys can do that." Contradicting stereotypes head on is a step in the right direction!