A Very Hungry Birthday

The classic story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, was published 50 years ago! That little critter deserves to eat through 50 cupcakes in celebration. Eric Carle, who is now 89 years old, originally titled the book A Week With Willi Worm before he ended up going with the caterpillar and butterfly theme we…

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Do You Sing?

Do you sing with your students? That’s the question I asked teachers on The Mailbox® Preschool Facebook page. And I was happy to see so many of you responded with a big enthusiastic, “YES!” Singing helps build early language skills and increase brain development. Plus it’s just fun. And if you don’t sing, you’re missing…

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In the MOOOOOOD for a Giveaway?

  The “First Friday” in June + National Dairy Month = a MOO-nificent giveaway at The Mailbox Blog! What more can I say? To enter simply leave your answer to the question below before midnight June 16, 2019. You’ll be entered to win an adorable plush cow pal, a story collection DVD featuring FOUR stories by…

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Hello, Summer! Win a Three-Book Summer Celebration and Find Fabulous Freebies

Memorial Day marks the start of summer, and we have a sunny assortment of books to celebrate! Growing Season (Sterling) celebrates the changes two best friends experience over a summer apart. Sea Glass Summer (Candlewick) chronicles a boy’s summer by the sea and his search for the sea’s secrets. Hello Summer! (Holiday House) takes readers…

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Take a Pause

It’s Memorial Day–a day when we pause to remember those who have given their lives for our country. And did you know there’s actually a legally required pause? It’s at 3:00 p.m. The legal requirement was passed by Congress in 2000. Of course this isn’t strictly reinforced, but I do like the idea behind it….

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