Blog posts of '2014' 'April'

Language Magazine Article

Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky, coauthors of the upcoming Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons (Available August 5, 2014), contributed to an article on tips for succeeding with readers in this month's Language Magazine.  Check out the link below for the full article.

Help for Every Struggling Reader

2014 NAPPA Awards

The 2014 National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) have honored two upcoming Meadowbrook Press titles with awards in their Parenting Resources competition.

2014 NAPPA Silver WinnerEarly Birdy Gets the Worm

Early Birdy Gets the Worm (Available May 6, 2014) has been named a SILVER Award Winner in the Education category.

2014 NAPPA HonorsGiggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons (Available August 5, 2014) has been named an HONORS Award Winner in the Education category.

Poetry Olio

Poetry Olio

Hangout with your favorite Giggle Poets

including; Kenn Nesbitt, Eric Ode and Bruce Lansky 

at the Meadowbrook Press booth #2648

at the International Reading Association 59th Annual Conference

May 9-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisana

How to Decrease Your Risk of Preterm Labor

Picture of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

by Penny Simkin, PT; et al.

Although you might not be able to avoid all the risk factors, here are steps you can take to reduce your risk of preterm labor.

  1. Attend all prenatal appointments and carefully consider your caregiver’s suggestions. Continue treatment for chronic conditions.
  2. Eat well during pregnancy and take any prescribed supplements. Try to reach your suggested weight before becoming pregnant and avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy.
  3. Get screened for infections. If any are detected, have them treated.
  4. Avoid smoking, secondhand smoke, alcohol, and hazardous substances.
  5. Limit strenuous activities and ask others for help when necessary.
  6. Decrease job or life stresses as much as possible. Report any abuse and increase your emotional support from trusted friends and family.

Excerpted from: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, Fourth Edition

© copyright 2010 by Parent Trust for Washington Children with permission from its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

"The Bus"

A poem by Robert Pottle

The Bus

© copyright Robert Pottle from I'm Allergic to School with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Early Birdy Gets the Worm - Book Trailer

Sweeping Fun

A creative exercise activity by Trish Kuffner

Sweeping Fun

© Trish Kuffner from The Fitness Fun Busy Book with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

"Recipe for Making Mud Pies"

Recipe for Making Mud Pies

©Don Stewart from Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, published by Meadowbrook Press.

A Highly Subjective Guide to Kids’ Poetry

Start off National Poetry Month with Bruce Lansky's essay on children's poetry at Poetry Foundation:

A Highly Subjective Guide to Kids' Poetry

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