Monday, November 11, 2013


Mary Jo Huff
    “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much!” Helen Keller

NAEYC – Washington, DC * Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10:00 a.m. come celebrate with me in room 146A.  I am shipping give-a-ways totaling $300.
Watch for my new hat in the halls, vendor area, and hotel *** or on the street.  Visit me in the Kaplan booth on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and check out the
FROG STREET booth for a special appearance and great give-a-ways.
This November is special because our family celebrates several birthdays during the month and on Nov. 11 we celebrate a grandchild’s birthday along with celebrating ALL the VETERANS who have helped keep our country a safe and proud place to live.  We salute the United States of America!

This purple heart has a place of honor in our house and was received in Vietnam by a proud Marine.  This book by Eve Bunting is an extremely SPECIAL publication.  The wall is history but when you visit you feel like it was yesterday.  When you know names and you can find them your heart hurts all over again.  If you have children in your care who are part of a military family so something special to celebrate.  Invite the parents to visit, military to wear their uniforms and show the children the flag and present them with facts about our country.  For Pre-K children I did not read this book word for word but was able to talk the pages because I have been to the WALL!



AUTHOR DIANNE DE LAS CASAS has written a forever on our shelves Christmas story which will truly be a classic.   It invites children to do repetitive actions and sounds.  It is rhythmic and filled with wonderful whimsical illustrations.  I am enclosing the information from the jacket flap so you can see how this book will fit into your Early Childhood curriculum and be enjoyed for everyone.  Go to and look for activities that can be part of the introduction of this book.


Become a PICTURE BOOK MONTH Ambassador and check out the website at where you will find interesting connections.  Authors from around this country have given their words of wisdom about picture books and their importance to all children.  One of my favorite reads is from Michael Shoulders - he hits it right where the page turns.



Stay tuned for more exciting information about my author friends and their great publications.

For information about a Keynote, Workshop, Professional Development, Visit or SKYPE visit contact me at 
SKYPE visits are being scheduled beginning Feb. 15, 2014.  Get on board and bring a presentation to your children filled with music, stories, finger plays and just plain EDUCATIONAL FUN!

Be thankful this holiday for all your treasures, thank a veteran, donate to a homeless veteran, share your food with someone who is hungry and God Bless each and every one of you.  I am thankful for our connection through the Early Childhood world and hope to share a hug along the way.

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