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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.