Barbara Freedman-De Vito

Barbara Freedman-De Vito

Barbara Freedman-DeVito is an experienced storyteller, English teacher, art teacher, and children's librarian. She has been entertaining kids since 1979, creating storytelling programs, puppet shows and theatrical skits for schools, libraries, museums, parks, and private homes. She now writes, illustrates and publishes childsafe animated stories and fairy tales for children, which are sold through her publishing company, Baby Bird Productions. She also has children's and baby clothes with colorful pictures from her stories.

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Ideas for Sharing Stories with Children – Part Two

This two-part article discusses the ways in which stories and storytelling play an important role in children's lives. Tips and techniques are offered for using stories to help develop children’s verbal skills and imaginations. This is part two.

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Ideas for Sharing Stories with Children

This two-part article discusses the ways in which stories and storytelling play an important role in children's lives. Techniques are offered for using stories to help develop children’s verbal skills and imaginations. This is part one.

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Budget Travel Tips : Packing Clothing to Travel Light

This travel article discusses what clothing to take and what clothing to leave behind for the budget traveler who wants to pack light. The information is based on the author's own travel experiences.

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The Cat’s Meow

The personality of the cat has had a big effect on our language. This article highlights some of the expressions about cats that exist in English.

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The Homefront in WWII Movies

WWII inspired many filmakers during the war, and has influenced many filmmakers ever since the war’s end. This article discusses three of the author’s favorite films about the WWII homefront.

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Let Your Children Help Choose the Family Pet - Part One

Learn how to keep your children involved in the process of choosing , preparing for, and taking care of family pets. This three-part article also provides lots of helpful advice on choosing pets and on pet care.

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Travel Tips - Packing Light for a Carefree Trip

The amount of luggage that you take on a trip can make the difference between a fantasic trip and an exhausting one that you can't wait to end. This article discusses general tips for the budget traveler who wants to pack light.

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Gathering Travel Information for Your Trip

This travel article discusses how to gather, organize and pack travel information if you're a budget traveler who wants to pack light. It is based on the author's own travel experiences.

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Traveling Light

This travel article discusses creating a packing list, for the traveler who wants to travel light. It has been written for those who are serious about traveling light, without sacrificing fun and security.

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Why I Like the English Language

This article on the English language, by certified TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher Barbara Freedman De Vito, discusses the strong points and peculiarities of the English language, and their ramifications for learning English.

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You Can Help Your Children Learn the Alphabet - Here's How

This second part of a two part article provides practical ideas for alphabet-learning games to play with your children to help your children learn the alphabet and develop reading skills, and lets you see the simple act of reading in a new light, to appreciate what a true accomplishment it is.

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Learning the Alphabet - Is It Really as Easy as ABC ?

This two-part article provides practical ideas for alphabet-learning games to play with your children to help them learn the alphabet and develop reading skills, and lets you see the simple act of reading in a new light, to appreciate what a true accomplishment it is.

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A Few Words In Praise of Birds

An appreciation of birds and the many reasons why birds and birdwatching appeal to so many people, this article discusses such factors as the beauty of birds, their songs, and the symbolic associations that we attribute to bird behavior.

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Dogs Are Our Best Friends and with Good Reason

This article about dogs discusses some of the reasons why so many people are dog lovers, plus it gives some advice on choosing and caring for dogs.

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Raising Children With Choices

Learn how to expand your children's choices and maximize their opportunities to fulfill their potential and later make career choices that are right for them.

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