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Read Across America Book List for Curious Kids

NEA’s Read Across America Day is an annual celebration held every year on March 2nd - the birthday of Dr. Seuss! The aim of the program is to get children in every community to celebrate reading…

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What Kids Can Learn About Love and Other Emotions from Beauty and the Beast

When you read a fairy tale such as Beauty and the Beast to your child, you might think that a story of romantic love won’t be very interesting to a preschooler. However, this exceptional tale has stood the test of time for a reason - it…

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8 Indoor Crafts and Activities to Cure the Winter Blues

When the weather outside is frightful, keeping children occupied isn’t always delightful. Even kids get cabin fever, and keeping them busy to avoid tantrums can be tricky! Here are a few tips for fun activities you can do indoors this winter.…

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How do kids learn colors and how can you help them learn?

Monday was National Color Day so we’re looking at how kids learn their colors and what you can do to help.


Why learning colors is tough work:

It’s quite an abstract concept to understand what kids go through when we are…

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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…