When you were little, do you remember the happiness you felt while smelling fresh bread? When seeing the face of someone you love? When dancing or playing a drum? All these sensations, and more, are captured in a lovely book for young children, My Heart Fills With Happiness. Author Monique Gray Smithis of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent, and the book’s illustrator, Julie Flett, is a Vancouver-based artist who is Cree- Métis. We love the bright, cheerful colors of this board book, and how it perfectly captures a child’s joy doing the things she loves.
This month's Early Literacy calendar and links, compiled by Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians, is full of great suggestions that parents and caregivers can engage in with their children to help nurture and develop necessary Early Literacy skills!
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Stop in at your local neighborhood library and ask a children's librarian for more tips and suggestions on Early Literacy; we're always here to help!
Additional calendar design and content by Peter Santa Maria.