Choosy Children Choose Chapter Books

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One of the keys to cultivating a strong and engaged reader is obvious but often overlooked: finding books your child will love. And the key to finding those books? Letting your child choose. I was six years old when I read my first chapter book. It was called Striped Ice Cream by Joan M. Lexau. … [Read more...]

Oh, go on…

For any organization, one of the greatest things is coming across unsolicited praise from a consumer. We are always keeping our eyes peeled and ears open to hear what our customers are saying. We want to deliver the best experience that we possibly can for your child. But there is no sweeter … [Read more...]



Use your words!

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My brother recently e-mailed me a story about his six-year-old daughter: Claire: Daddy, I really regret going on our trip to Canada and Niagara Falls. Daddy: Claire, you're too young to have regrets, but why do you regret it? Claire: Because on Webkins, if I don't work on my garden every day, it … [Read more...]

School Year’s Resolutions

When my nephew came home from his first day of kindergarten, his mother was excited to hear about his day. In the most dejected voice, Zach said, "It was awful. They didn't even teach us how to read." I don't remember much about my first day of kindergarten, but I do remember carrying my orange … [Read more...]