Why Holiday Shopping Should Start With Picture Books
    Why Holiday Shopping Should Start With Picture Books
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:1024/h:576/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/holiday.png 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    Christmas is a time of fun, family, food and of course gifts! Gift giving can sometimes be a bit daunting, especially when you’re trying to determine what to get the…

    read more
    Ways to Teach Children Civic Responsibility
    7 Fantastic Ways to Teach Children Civic Responsibility
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:1024/h:576/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/4.png 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    Election season reminds us all of the importance of civic engagement. I considered how important it is to teach this concept to children as well. By nature, children are curious…

    read more
    The Importance of Picture Books to Child Development
    The Importance of Picture Books to Child Development
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:1024/h:576/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/5.png 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    Picture books are an important part of the learning process of a child. Not only can they be a child’s first introduction to an outside world, they can also be…

    read more
    Ways to Encourage Empathy in Children
    5 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE EMPATHY IN CHILDREN
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:1024/h:576/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/2.png 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    Empathy is vital for social development — it’s what allows us to understand how other people feel and think, and enables us to interact with them in healthy ways. Studies…

    read more
    Why Multicultural Children's Books Matter in the Classroom
    Why Multicultural Children’s Books Matter in the Classroom
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:1024/h:576/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/3.png 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    Children’s books are an important part of any classroom. They are a great way to engage your students and help them learn new things. The best books are those that…

    read more
    Tips on Discussing Race With Your Children
    Let’s Talk About Race: 7 Tips Allies Can Use When Discussing Race With Your Children
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:1024/h:576/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/6-2.png 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    If we are to move the needle of social justice forward, we must have honest conversations about race. These conversations are necessary within and outside of BIPOC communities, and should…

    read more
    4 tips to help prevent summer learning loss
    4 TIPS TO HELP PREVENT SUMMER LEARNING LOSS
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:600/h:180/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/summerslideblog.png 600 180 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    We know that summer break is probably one of the best times of year for a kid. It’s chocked full of late sleep ins and long days of play. Sometimes,…

    read more
    Activity and Coloring Books Unsung Educational Heroes
    Activity and Coloring Books: Unsung Educational Heroes
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:1024/h:493/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/blogimage-1.png 1024 493 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    It goes without question that reading a book is an excellent way to stimulate a scholar’s imagination.  But what about activity books? Can they also be beneficial? Recent studies say…

    read more
    Diverse Kidlit To Help Prevent the Summer Slide
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:1024/h:493/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/summerslideblogpic.png 1024 493 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    For most kids, summer break is the best time of year! I mean, it’s a break from those dreadful early morning wake-ups. It’s a break from rigid school rules and…

    read more
    diverse kidlit that we absolutely love
    Diverse Kidlit That We Absolutely Love!
    https://mltga54azssz.i.optimole.com/cb:zck1~2c08f/w:778/h:296/q:mauto/https://patricemclaurin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/diversebooksheader-2.png 778 296 pmclaurin pmclaurin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/177bdc7d78022f82ae3f61bbc3e8aba3?s=96&d=mm&r=g

    Multicultural Children’s Book Day is an online celebration rooted in the frustration of two moms who wanted to see diversity in their children’s literature.  They organized and created this national…

    read more