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By Reading is Fundamental
Published: August 26, 2009

Long before they go to school, before they even know the alphabet, children begin to write. In fact, for most children, literacy begins at home . . . with a crayon.

The scribbles of very young children have meaning to them, and scribbling actually helps them to develop the language skills that lead to reading. Young children who are encouraged to draw and scribble stories will learn to write more easily, effectively, and confidently once they head off to school.

How can you encourage your children to write?

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 18, 2009

Crazy Hair

Crazy Hair

by Neil Gaiman (Author), Dave McKean (Illustrator)

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (May 26, 2009)

What to expect: Hair, Fantasy, Animals

Crazy Hair is a book for any child or parent who has ever wondered the following thoughts:

Is that guy’s hair real? It’s so long, do you think he sits on it every time he takes a seat? When was the last time he washed his hair? I’m sure there are things growing under all that mess! What would happen if you never washed your hair?