Top tips for raising bilingual children

Babies and toddlers that are learning more than one language as they develop, are likely to face completely different challenges to other children their age. We’ve listed out some common things you might notice and some tips to help kids along…

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…

Selection of classic picture books

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…

How to Boost Literacy with Hand Gestures

It's amazing the way babies come into the world as natural communicators. After their first cry, they exhibit an increasing variety of gestures and sounds; quickly becoming expert communicators,…

Little girl reading book on floor

How to Raise a Reader in an Age of Distraction

My own love of reading was cultivated in an era with fewer distractions than today. At that time, all of our play was physical and concrete—we played with hands-on toys and games, we…

Little girl looking through library books

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…

African American father and daughter reading book together

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…

Little boy touching a rabbit's nose

6 Simple Ways to Boost Vocab in Toddlers and Preschoolers

In their first year of life, while kittens are catching mice and foals are galloping about, human babies are carefully studying and mimicking their parents. Unlike other mammals, children need adult…

Little boy and his mother playing with letter blocks

10 Clever Games to Help Your Child Learn Sight Words

Big, at, can, does, go, see: these are just a few of what are commonly referred to as sight words. Sight words are those foundational words that appear frequently wherever you see words in…