Using Facial Expressions in Reading to Help Your Child Learn About Emotions

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Reading out loud to your child should be fun for both of you! The more personality and drama you can put into your reading, the more entertaining it will be—and the more your child can learn. This is especially true in helping your child learn about emotions. You can help your child develop in this … [Read more...]

Bonding Time: Creating a Cozy Reading Nook Checklist

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You don’t need every item on this checklist to create a cozy reading nook for you and your child, but the key ingredients are here! Choose a good space.  A corner away from the action is best for any reading nook.  Good lighting is key! A window is great, but lights your child can turn on and off … [Read more...]

Best Books for 6-Year-Olds

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Your 6-year-old might already feel confident reading on her own—or she might still be putting the pieces together. No matter where she is on her reading journey, she will still greatly enjoy and learn from the time you spend reading to her. This list of Best Books for 6-Year-Olds is a fun way to … [Read more...]

Best Books for 5-Year-Olds

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Your child is starting on the journey toward reading independently, but this is a more important time than ever to keep reading books out loud to him. Here’s why: Kids this age still enjoy beautiful picture books, but they can also focus on and enjoy chapter books. Their listening … [Read more...]

7 Emotions Kids Can Learn from Disney Books

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If there’s one thing you can count on with a Disney story, it’s that you’re going to have your heartstrings tugged. You’ll probably laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. We know that seeing how storybook characters handle their emotions helps kids learn how to talk about their own feelings. … [Read more...]

Reading Milestones: What Your Preschooler Should Know

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Preschoolers are busy learning and growing at an incredible pace every day. You’re probably noticing big changes in your little one’s speech—kids this age often have a deeper understanding of their world than we think. (And, of course, at other times they make hilarious mistakes with words and … [Read more...]