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Crystal Loose Ed. D.
I am passionate about:
Life Long Learning
Director of Literacy
Plant the Seed of Learning
I have four wonderful children that have inspired me to continue my research in early learning. I am especially interested in brain development. Through many wonderful collaborations, I have been able to create materials for families with children ages birth to five. I have been an educator for 25 years with experience in literacy development in from birth to grade 12. I am currently the Director of Reading for a school district in Lancaster County. My research focus areas include family engagement prior to kindergarten and integrated literacy activities in the classroom setting.
I really like your idea for interactive story telling with toys. Young children are engaged with toys during play and this is a unique opportunity to turn play in to a vocabulary building opportunity. The ability to speak directly to the animals is a unique avenue to engage children in the oral language process. Your connection to families learning language is helpful, as there are many that can benefit from your work.