A Note to Teachers...

Why teachers need one of the most creative children's books of the year in their classroom

Dear Educators,

According to a report by Americans for the Arts, art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making choices in the course of creating art carries over into all other aspects of a child’s life.

Early literacy doesn’t just revolve around teaching children how to recite letters and sight-words. Art can and does have a profound effect on children’s literacy and development. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Education agree with the importance of arts in children’s lives.

A study shared at the Learning, Arts, and the Brain Summit reported that children showed more motivation, paid closer attention, and remembered what they learned more easily when the arts were integrated into the curriculum.

“Here Comes Ingo” offers a beautifully crafted visual space for children to try their hand at becoming storytellers in their own right.

Steeped in vibrant, saturated colors, each illustration is an open invitation to expand on the story's message of inclusivity and open-mindness, while also acknowledging that life can be confusing, and that not understanding something at first glance is perfectly acceptable.

Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and grade school children, this book will prove a precious resource for parents and teachers seeking art projects, creative writing, and other education avenues that grip young readers' imaginations while teaching them valuable lessons about:

  • Comprehension: what do you think is happening?
  • Predicting: what do you think will happen next?
  • Inferring: what makes you think that?
  • Reasoning: what do you think happened?
  • Sequencing: what happened first? Next? Last?

Thank you for being an educator; you are truly changing the world each and every day.