Free reading Resources for parents & Teachers
Free reading Resources for parents & Teachers
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Kindergarten pre-reading preparation for parents. Kindergarten pre-reading tips for parents of 2-6 year old children! Free Resources! Be sure to read 'School Ready Blogs' while you're here!
FREE 12-page Classroom Activity Guide to use with your Dilly Duck Plays All Day Picture Book! A weeks worth of extension learning activities!
Download FREE and Fun Field Guide, Art Projects, Reading & Math Activities- perfect for ages 2-6! Enter our contests to win a Dilly Duck Plush!
and MORE REVIEWS! “…the message that is left behind – “Together is Better” – is a wonderful statement/sentiment of inclusiveness which is a great reminder for us all.”
Dilly Duck Plays All Day now animated! Watch and Listen on You Tube
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This book was engaging from the very first page. I loved the teaching of counting and rhyming as the story promoted inclusion and social skills. Each page is beautifully illustrated and draws the reader in. I thoroughly enjoyed the story as a teacher.
Dilly Duck is a favorite in our house. My kids have been choosing your book during reading time for weeks!
I Love it! Holly was easy to work with. The S.T.R.E.T.C.H Guide she provided me was well-researched and formatted to complement my book. She went over and beyond her task. I am very satisfied with her work and give her a 5-star recommendation. Liliana Tommasini, author
Dilly Duck Plays All Day is a fun counting and rhyming picture book while also showing how life is better with friends! The illustrations are beautiful and engaging. This book had us smiling from the beginning to the end. The reflective questions and Duck Facts at the end of the book are an added bonus. This is a book your child will want to read over and over again!!
You nailed it! I am blown out of the water! Only a teacher could create such a useful Resource Guide for teachers! Matches perfectly to my book!
Erin Mariah Murphy, author
Dilly Duck Plays All Day is a colorful rhyming and counting book written by a professional educator. The author weaves a fun story with beautiful illustrations. The bonus? A free, downloadable activity book for parents, teachers, and grandparents to build their children’s math, sight words and social-emotional intelligence.
Dilly Duck Plays All Day picture book by Holly DiBella-McCarthy teaches pre-reading, math & identifying emotions.
A 12-page Extension Activity Guide for teachers & parents is free with purchase. Download it Now on FREE RESOURCES page!
Best of all, Dilly Duck is fun, and children will want to join her play day adventure again and again!
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Every Book Purchased Supports booksforkids.org
Sending postcards to family and friends is perfect for young children to practice writing their name, and if ready, a few words. They will gain a sense of accomplishment, and make connections with others!
Holly DiBella-McCarthy's 30+ years in education began in preschool teaching children with special education needs. Continuing as an elementary teacher inspired Holly to make learning fun while teaching pre-reading skills to students who benefited from repetition and a boost of confidence. As Director of Special Education, Holly made a difference for kids by supporting teachers, therapists, and parents. Teaching university students completed her Pre-K through college teaching career. A writer of non-fiction journal articles and books and now a successful Children's Picture Book author, Holly hopes her books continue to teach school success skills.
Holly's passions are education and advocacy. Her blog articles explore topics related to school readiness for school success. Her writings and resources support parents and teachers. Holly hopes to continue to make a difference for young children by sharing best practices to prepare for preschool, kindergarten and future school success.
On the bank of a great big lake in a park called Wonder Wake, Dilly Duck sits all alone, so sad and bored on her own. There is just one thing to do. Find her friends, her flock, her crew! "DILLY DUCK PLAYS ALL DAY is a rhyming picture book written to expand pre-reading skills, math skills, and emotional vocabulary for children ages 2-6. Parents and teachers will use this book as a school readiness tool as well as an anchor for extension activities. A fun-captivating read from author Holly DiBella-McCarthy. Enjoy a day with Dilly Duck and her friends in this interactive, rhythmic story!"
Books for Kids promotes literacy among preschool-aged children in under-resourced communities. This foundation creates libraries and implements literacy programs in order to help children develop the critical early literacy and social-emotional skills they need to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.