Ages 4 to 8 years. Vividly-coloured picture book which provides a new look at how to teach reading by encouraging play and "attachment parenting" -- lots of physical closeness and learning by example. The upbeat rhyming format provides cues for parents on how to provide a foundation for reading while enticing children with fun activities.
Elyse April is a licensed (New York State) early-childhood educator, with a masters degree in Early Childhood Education. A private school elementary teacher for ten years. Elyse has more recently taught theatre classes in a special program for youth-at-risk. She is a freelance publicist who has been working with promotion of breastfeeding as a national (and international) priority.