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...]

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...]

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...]



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

Celebrate Read Across America Day

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...]

Five Reasons to Love Elmo (in honor of his birthday!)

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Everyone's favorite furry red monster is turning 3 1/2! In honor of the momentous occasion, we've compiled a list of our top 5 reasons kids (and their parents!) just can't get enough of the little guy.   1. He’s not afraid to try new things. Much like a toddler, Elmo spends his time … [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...]

Dr. Seuss Quotes Quiz: Who Said It?

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Dr. Seuss quotes are a priceless blend of thought-provoking ideas and rib-tickling rhymes. His books are adored by generations of children and parents alike. Test your family's knowledge of Dr. Seuss quotes by  by playing this guessing game, "Dr. Seuss Quotes Quiz: Who said it?" The more Dr. Seuss … [Read more...]



Which Sesame Street Character Should You Be for Halloween?

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The fun-loving and diverse characters from everyone’s childhood show, Sesame Street, make for great costume inspiration for Halloween. Not sure which character to dress as? This cute quiz will match your responses to the character to best suit you. Everyone will love your adorable look and you’ll … [Read more...]



Sesame Street Celebrity Cameos

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Sesame Street, the children’s program, known for its Muppets puppets such as Big Bird, Kermit, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and Grover has featured some very special guests of the human variety. Numerous celebrities have appeared with their Sesame Street pals, to help children learn their ABCs … [Read more...]