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Montessori Literacy Activities

Here at Home Grown Books we’re committed to providing early literacy strategies that are effective and easy to incorporate into the home environment. Montessori methods of improving literacy seek to find the intersections of sensory play and engagement with letter sound and formation, storytelling, and vocabulary development. Pyjama School has...

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Art Creation Booklets for Beginning Readers

We’ve gathered three booklets perfect for introducing and familiarizing your child with art creation. The three booklets draw upon introductory art making skills including painting and color mixing, instruments and music making, and crafting. The books use simple language and sentence structure supported by vibrant illustration to create an artistic...

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Contemporary Art in the Classroom: Unconventional Markmaking

Introducing children to art should be a constant process of learning and unlearning- exposing budding artists to new ways of seeing and creating while encouraging them be creative and original themselves. Yves Klein used the human body as a painting tool in his series Anthropometries, sparking controversy following its debut in...

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Hazel Village Pop Up!

Join us in the Hazel Village workshop tomorrow, Saturday the 24th. All of our books will be available including our new fall releases!   Come check out the Hazel Village Garden Party on Saturday, September 24th from 11am to 2pm at 510 Third Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215.

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Autumnal Sensory Activities

Ring in the fall season with autumn themed sensory activities that will improve fine motor skills. The change of season can mean exciting new projects and activities to try out. Take advantage of the newly vibrant landscape and get to playing! Bleeding Tissue Paper Art Create abstract fall scenery, a...

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Directional Words for Beginning Readers

We’ve gathered four booklets perfect for introducing and familiarizing your child with following directions and maps. The four booklets use visual cues to support your child’s understanding of directions, using prepositions of movements, seeing how each step works together with the others to further a project, and maps, introducing key...

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  • Kristin McLaughlin
Launch!

Dive into the magical worlds of What Do You See? and Air! Our two newest board books go on sale today. Jsyamsek Explore Wangechi Mutu’s fantastical world in What Do You See? an unusual seek-and-find book for inquisitive children. Close up images of Mutu’s rich artwork cover the pages, perfect for...

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Process for Beginning Readers


We’ve gathered three booklets that are perfect for introducing and familiarizing your little one with the concept of process. These booklets are aesthetically diverse, ranging from watercolor and ink illustrations to oil painting images, and will visually support your reader through the process of progression in each narrative. Each page...

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