Archive for the ‘Tools for the Taking’ Category

Low-tech Learning: Sound Surfing

Nearing the end of my book, Pup 681: A Sea Otter Rescue Story, our little pup draws comfort from the rhythmic rocking provided by her caregiver. Why? Because the rocking reminded her of the rhythm of the ocean waves.  Young … Continue reading

 

Low-Tech, At-Home Learning: Seeing the World Through Tortoise Glasses

When you change your point of view, your world grows. And that’s a beautiful thing. The following activity shows young readers what it might mean to walk in someone else’s shoes  – or see from their glasses if you will … Continue reading

 

Low-Tech, At-Home Learning: Your Traveler’s License and Postcards

In my book Light Up the Night, a child ventures all through his universe – all the way from his galaxy to his bedroom. And his beloved red and white blanket becomes his rocket, his spaceship, his truck, his train, … Continue reading

 

Low-tech, At-Home Learning: Counting With Critters

If you think about it, there are dozens – if not hundreds – of ways to interact with a picture book. Exploring, discussing, and comparing details in the art are some of those ways. The art of illustrator Leo Timmers … Continue reading

 

Low-Tech, At-Home Learning: Sea Otter School

When sea otter Pup 681, Luna, was found, she was so young and so tiny, the Shedd Aquarium staff had to teach her how to act like an otter – it was almost like going to school. During my launch … Continue reading

 
 
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