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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 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…

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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…

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How to Prep Your Preschooler for Reading Success

If your preschooler will head off to kindergarten this fall, you're probably starting to prepare for the transition. From school registration, to planning the change in family…

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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…

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