Preschool Clues: Raising Smart, Inspired, and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World Audiobook, by Angela C. Santomero Play Audiobook Sample

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Read By: Angela C. Santomero Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781508251439

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Longest Chapter Length:

39:30 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

45 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

16:53 minutes

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Publisher Description

The award-winning creator of Blue’s Clues, Super Why!, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood shares the secret sauce behind her shows’ powerful, transformative results in the form of eleven research-based, foundational “clues” to ensure that preschoolers flourish academically, socially, and emotionally during this critical time.

The preschool years—when children are between the ages of two and five—are the most influential, important years in a child’s life. Studies show that pausing to interact, playing to solve problems, diffusing with humor, and using repetition are the hidden clues conscious parents use to raise successful kids and help them learn critical thinking skills, foster empathy, and nurture their sense of self-worth.

Angela C. Santomero, MA, the award-winning creator of children’s television phenomena knows this better than anyone and has spent decades working to instill confidence in her young viewers. In Preschool Clues, she breaks down the philosophy behind her shows—educating, inspiring, and empowering kids—into concrete strategies that parents and educators can incorporate into their family and classroom to set their preschoolers up for success, such as:

-Intentionally pausing to foster bonding, independence, and resilience

-Developing empathy and confidence through soliciting preschoolers’ help

-Becoming “fluent” in the language of preschoolers: Play

-Igniting your preschooler’s curiosity

-Being an involved co-player everyday

-Designing a healthy media diet

In Preschool Clues, Angela shares the latest research from top thinkers in child development and education. Through her practical, straightforward advice and inspiring, conversational approach, you will not only understand exactly what your children are learning from the shows they watch and why these shows are so effective, you’ll know exactly how to apply these same proven approaches in your daily life and with the same powerful results.

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“Leave it to the genius behind Blue’s Clues and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Angela Santomero to translate her knowledge of child development research into the ultimate parenting book. It includes guiding principles and hundreds of easy and fun everyday activities parents and teachers can use to raise children to be thoughtful, caring and truly engaged learners!”

— Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making 


  • “Practical and research-based…Parents will find plenty of fresh ideas for raising ‘smart, inspired, and engaged’ preschoolers in this wise and enthusiastic text.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “As media makes an ever-increasing imprint on early childhood development, parents are looking for answers about how it will impact their children’s future. Santomero and Reber help them understand how their children’s favorite characters can be important teachers, and how they must be, too.”

    — Booklist
  • “An entertaining and educational analysis of how toddlers learn and why specific TV shows are actually useful for preschoolers.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Angela is carrying on Fred’s legacy with her work in children’s media—like a modern day Fred Rogers.”

    — Joanne Rogers

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About the Authors

Angela C. Santomero is the cocreator of Blue’s Clues and the creator of Super Why!, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Creative Galaxy, and Wishenproof. Her work has been cited in numerous publications, including Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller The Tipping Point. She lives in New York with her husband Greg, daughters Hope and Ella, and dogs Oreo and Samoa. Her first book is Preschool Clues.

Deborah Reber is the author of teen books that include Doable, Language of Love, Chill, In Their Shoes, and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal. She is also the founding editor-in-chief for Heart of Gold, an online destination for teen girls passionate about entrepreneurship, social activism, and volunteerism. She lives in Amsterdam with her family.