Thanksgiving Traditions: What Will You Read?

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As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, it has me thinking about traditions. I spend the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving thinking about my favorite holiday activity: what book I'm going to read. My little tradition Since I am not the host for my family Thanksgiving (or perhaps not … [Read more...]

7 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Transition

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Nobody likes to see summer end. When I was a kid growing up in New York, school always started the Wednesday after Labor Day. We dreaded it. But by that time the weather was getting cooler; the town pool was closed for the season. You didn’t feel like you were missing out. Nowadays, it seems as if … [Read more...]

Summer Literacy Strategy #1

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It's officially summer, a time of year filled with fun, sun and relaxation, but also the challenge of keeping your child's mind sharp and his or her path to learning engaged through the summer months. We solicited advice on the topic from some trusted resources, recently. It was thrilling to hear … [Read more...]

Oh the Places You’ll Go DIY Keepsake

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A while back we posted a sweet idea on Facebook, incorporating one of our absolute favorite Dr. Seuss titles, Oh the Places You'll Go. A super-sweet dad had the adorable idea to use this book as a sort of yearbook for collecting notes from his daughter's teachers throughout the years, and presented … [Read more...]

11 Surprising Ways to Use Your Local Library

11 Surprising Ways to Use Your Local Library

It’s National Library Week, once again! A national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), it is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support each April. This year, Library week is April 10-16th. In … [Read more...]

Who is your favorite Sesame Street human?

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Sesame Street set the standard for quality children's television from it's beginning in the late 1960s. Read about this award-winning program's history. Celebrity cameos not only entertain the kids, but they get the parents to watch, too. Here are the top Sesame Street Celebrity Cameos. List … [Read more...]



Are you happy with your child’s school?

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For more information on increasing school satisfaction, read these posts on: How to tell when your child is struggling in reading in school. How to have a great parent-teacher conference. What parents can do to help their kids grow into confident readers--a toolkit for parents. List of … [Read more...]



How important is it to read to kids?

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Learn what your child gets out of being read to. Then turn the tables and discover what parents get out of reading to their kids. List of Polls Next Poll … [Read more...]



What is your child’s biggest struggle at school?

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If your child struggles a bit in certain areas, he or she is not alone! Most children are challenged by one or more aspects of academic life at one point or another. For some, it's learning to read, especially in first grade when the expectations increase for performance. Some will have a hard time … [Read more...]



What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

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Can't decide on a favorite Dr. Seuss book? Get a complete listing of all of the books he wrote. Or take this Dr. Seuss Quiz to test your knowledge of Dr. Seuss books. Make your next get-together wild and wacky with this Dr. Seuss-Themed Party Guide that will help you with everything from … [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...]