Mitchell College Library hosts two presentations on the Power of Picture Books in early childhood education
Thursday October 25 and November 1, 4:30 to 5:30 in the Mitchell Library
New London, CT – The Mitchell College Library will host two presentations about the power of picture books in the development of children. The
Power of Picture Books mini-series is free and open to the public. Both sessions will be located in the Mitchell College Library, 4:30-5:30 pm.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Bridges to Development
Picture books as bridges to social and emotional development
On Thursday, October 25, Priscilla B. Embry, Ph. D., Assistant Professor in the Education Department at Mitchell College, will lead a hands-on examination of new and classic multicultural children’s picture books on themes related to social/emotional
development. In this presentation, Bridges to Development: Picture books as bridges to social and emotional development in early childhood education, ideas for multicultural picture book extension activities that develop meaningful themes for children
in pre-school, kindergarten, and grades 1-3 will be shared.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hello and Goodbye
Books and strategies for young children’s separation challenges
Dr. Embry will present Hello and Goodbye: Books and strategies for young children’s separation challenges on Thursday, November 1.
Sometimes it’s difficult for a parent and child to say goodbye at the classroom door. This session will consider strategies for dealing with separation issues, and examine children’s books that can be used to support children and families when separation
is a challenge.
A bibliography of the books and selected references used in both sessions will be available.
Priscilla B. Embry, Ph. D., is an Assistant Professor of Education at Mitchell College in New London, CT. A nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP), she has also worked as a learning specialist with college students who have learning disabilities. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Connecticut.
For more information, call the Mitchell College Library at 860-701-5156 or email askLIS@mitchell.edu