Welcome, fellow educators and all who love learning! At Babsy B, our goal is to empower parents and caregivers to be their child’s first best teacher, but we also have plenty of love and resources for dedicated teachers in the classroom. Here you’ll find tips, advice, products and free classroom resources from best-selling children’s author, Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz (hi-doo-SHEV-its), M.S.Ed.
Babs is bringing her four-plus decades of experience in education to work for dedicated teachers who strive to give every child the foundation in language and literacy that shapes every child’s future. Our goal is to build a community where teachers can share ideas, ask questions, and participate in an ongoing dialogue that helps them be every child’s best teacher.
Babs’ publishing credits include more than 100 children’s books, classroom textbooks and kits; and more than 350 poems and songs for children, parents, and teachers.
Babs has been invited to speak at hundreds of schools, educational conferences, and parenting seminars. A former university instructor and teacher-training liaison, she has been an educator and author for more than four decades. Babs has taught elementary and special education classes at all levels, and she served as director of special education in school districts in both Indiana and Michigan. Babs’ professional specialty is oral language, the often-overlooked foundation for literacy.
Her bestselling classroom titles include Phonics Through Poetry (followed by MORE Phonics Through Poetry), in which carefully prepared lessons use the rhythm and rhyme of poetry to teach phonics. Her bestselling children’s titles include Don’t Go Out in Your Underwear!—a collection of 64 kid-selected poems and songs by Babs.
Babs’ current project, a series of eight board books for ages 0-3, will be released in October 2014 by Reading Realm, Inc.