Doing Good Nationally: Louisiana Flooding Outreach

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  Here at Sandvik Publishing, home of Early Moments and Hooked on Phonics it is important to us to find ways to give back to our community. Our community could be defined by the people in the areas surrounding our office headquarters. In reality, we believe our community stretches as far as … [Read more...]

Doing Good Locally: Green Chimneys Children’s Garden

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Here at Sandvik Publishing, home of Early Moments and Hooked on Phonics, we love coming to work every day. There's one day, though, that we look forward to more than most, and that's our employee volunteer day at Green Chimneys. What is Green Chimneys? In their words, Green Chimneys is "a … [Read more...]

Earth Day Activities Featuring The Lorax

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Earth Day is a time to observe more than a holiday we celebrate. Still, there are so many fun things to do on Earth Day with children to introduce them to important issues that relate to our earth and environment, and keeping both protected and healthy. Check out this selection of Earth Day … [Read more...]

Celebrate Read Across America Day: Printable ‘Tips for Raising a Reader’

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Celebrate Read Across America Day with Tips for Raising a Reader This is a big week for literacy! We celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday AND Read Across America Day on Wednesday March 2nd. The National Education Association declared March 2nd the first annual Read Across America day in 1998, and it has … [Read more...]

Sabrina Grandhi Wants to Share her Love of Reading With Others

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In high school, Sabrina Grandhi got involved with the Interact Club, a service organization at Centerville High School in Dayton, Ohio. When the club realized that students at nearby Eastmont Elementary School didn’t own a single book, Sabrina and the group decided on a book drive to get the … [Read more...]

Teen Donates Thousands of Books to Schools

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Ryan Traynor knows books have the power to change lives. The 16-year-old has collected and donated more than 25,000 books to schools and charities in his home community of Redwood City, California. Getting His Start Ryan got the idea to get books into the hands of kids at age 11 after he joined … [Read more...]

5 Children’s Books That Teach Empathy

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Empathy is a powerful emotion: it allows us to sympathize, share and relate to the experiences and emotions of those around us. For children, developing empathy is a key part of their emotional growth and socialization. It's something that should be fostered from a young age and what better way to … [Read more...]

How to Improve Your Child’s Attitude Toward Reading

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Sometimes children are reluctant to make reading a part of their daily routine, whether it’s because of their frustration with learning new words or the fact that they’re far more tempted by cartoons on TV or games on an electronic device. As a parent, it can be easy to get frustrated, too, but it’s … [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...]

Bonding Through Books: One Thing All Babies (and Moms) Need

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The other day, my 9-year-old son asked me who the original writer was of the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. He wanted to know if there was a real woman long ago who had the unfortunate luck to marry a man named Mr. Goose. Perhaps she had birthed many children and lived in a house so small it felt, and … [Read more...]

10 Dr. Seuss Quotes You Should Know

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Reading is one of the most calming activities you can do with your child. It can provide a welcome break from all the digital gadgets and gizmos of modern family life. Classic books from Dr. Seuss are sure to bring back fond memories. To prove this point, take a peek at the Top 10 Dr. Seuss Quotes … [Read more...]

Monday Inspiration — Dogs Helping Kids Learn to Read

Dogs don't judge. They don't make fun. And they're always ready to lend an ear (or two). What better audience for a child who needs some extra reading practice? As a recent study shows, the family pet might be just the teaching tool your child needs to help make him a confident reader! Children who … [Read more...]

Because Every Child Deserves A Book

The difference between success and struggle can come down to the simplest of things. For many of us, the idea of a home without books, or a neighborhood without a library, seems unimaginable. For those who can't afford or even gain access to books, it's like someone's cutting off their … [Read more...]