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Gymtime is located at:

1520 York Avenue

New York, NY 10028

Phone: (212) 861-7732

Fax: (212) 861-8901

Mar
09
2015

Book Review: ‘You Are (NOT) Small’

I like to have lots of new beginning reader books in the preschool library as I think they are perfect for our students. The story and text of the best ones are both simple and engaging enough for our 2 and 3 year olds, and the 4 and 5 year olds can use them for […]

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Feb
23
2015

Book Review: ‘The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend’

SHARED by: Katherine Grier, Librarian at York Avenue Preschool

The coveted Caldecott Medal was recently awarded to The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. In addition to being very deserving of a Caldecott because it is a story with a ton of soul and gorgeous illustrations, the book captured my heart because it brought […]

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Oct
17
2013

Books Reviews: Rocket Dog and Yellow Bird by Tad Hills

SHARED by: Katherine Grier, Librarian at York Avenue Preschool

Look out Snoopy and Woodstock! Here comes Rocket the dog and his teacher, the little yellow bird! These lovable characters are sure to inspire your young readers and writers, as well as give them great role models for their own student/teacher relationships.

In […]

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Oct
02
2013

Book Review: “1-2-3 Peas” by Keith Baker

SHARED By: Katherine Grier, Librarian at York Avenue Preschool

Just like its companion” LMNO Peas,” “1-2-3 Peas” by Keith Baker is a great book for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. It uses catchy rhyming words, “One pea searching- look, look, look, Two peas fishing- hook, hook, hook”- and the cute peas are a great tool for helping […]

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Sep
06
2013

Book Review: The Day the Crayons Quit

SHARED By: Katherine Grier, Librarian at York Avenue Preschool 

It’s back to school time and this month I have chosen to review school-subject picture books. Not to worry, there are no dry textbook narratives or rote lessons in this group. Each book features drawing, numbers, the alphabet, punctuation, reading or writing in a really fun, […]

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