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Behind the Scenes: Adding Art to a Picture Book October 11, 2017

contributed by Tim Palin, Art Director   I’m a lucky duck. For the past few years, I’ve been art directing and designing dozens and dozens of picture books for Cantata Learning. While the editorial team creates and retells fantastic stories for young readers and the music group creates incredible audio worlds to accompany them, I […]

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Let’s Make Fire Safety Fun this October! October 9, 2017

  Contributed by Shannon McClintock Miller   October is Fire Safety Month. It is very important that we focus on teaching and practicing fire safety with our children, especially during this week—Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14, 2017).   This year the National Fire Protection Association theme for Fire Safety Week is Every Second Counts: Plan […]

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Dot Day with Michael Dahl! September 27, 2017

  As a company passionate about sparking creativity in childhood, celebrating Dot Day is right up our alley! This year, we were so excited to host a Google Hangout between two elementary schools and acclaimed author (and witty, super creative, kid at heart, fun human!) Michael Dahl.     Librarians from Texas and North Carolina joined […]

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4 Ways to Use Picture Books During Your First Week of School September 21, 2017

Contributed by Katherine Coughlan-Hobson, Cantata Learning General Manager As summer break comes to a close, I wanted to share with you some thoughts on the value picture books can have in helping your students, or your own children, with adjusting to the new routines, new environments, and new social expectations the new school year brings. […]

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Using Music to Calm August 16, 2017

  Contributed by Patricia Stockland, Publisher at Cantata Learning   The adage “music heals the soul” exists for good reason. Of its many uses and purposes, one of the most powerful things it can do is soothe us.     In this climate of unrest, especially as children might be hearing or seeing frightening headlines […]

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