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Helping kids understand every family is different

Despite what TV commercials tell us, the majority of families these days aren’t your stereotypical nuclear families anymore. In fact, 50% of families with children in the US are stepfamilies.

When kids come into…

Find a New Story Every Day in June!

Visit Curious World on YouTube to celebrate Kids Reading Month! We're releasing a new storybook video every day in June. (Look for the playlist called “Fairytales & Fables…

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10 Books That Combine STEAM Learning with Storytime

Over the past several years, social media, education blogs, and state education policies have been increasingly discussing STEM (Science, Technology, E…

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5 Special Picture Books That Celebrate Siblings

Celebrate National Siblings Day on April 10 by reading picture books with your child that focus on the special bond between siblings. Siblings Day is a fun, unofficial holiday that recognizes the…

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10 Classic Picture Books Every Kid Should Have On Their Shelf

We all want our children to succeed at reading and to grow up with a love of literature, and one of the best ways to encourage this is through early exposure to books.

Most parents know that…

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5 Proven Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Reader

How many times have you heard that it's time to spring into reading? Your child, however, still hasn't taken a confident step toward literacy. Well, this is a season of new beginnings, and maybe the…

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How Their Favorite Book is the Ultimate Teaching Tool

Reading aloud to children is one of the most important activities parents can do to help little ones develop essential skills in reading, math, and more.

In fact, you can use story time to…

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6 Stunning Books That Are Perfect for Snow Day Storytime

We love snowy days! Is there anything more magical than waking up to a white, winter wonderland, or watching snow fall gently outside from the cozy warmth of your home? For kids,…

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10 Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity

The multiculturalism represented by children in today's classrooms presents a wonderful opportunity for teachers and parents to spark conversations about diversity. Children begin to notice gender and physical differences in each other when they…

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10 Uplifting Picture Books for Teaching Gratitude

One topic that often comes up this time of year is teaching gratitude. Many parents approach me with questions about how to help them instill feelings of gratitude and thankfulness in their young children. My mother always made us write thank you…