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April is National Library Month

Posted on: Friday, April 18th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Dav Pilkey, Family Activities, Jack Prelutsky, Library, Reading, Reading with kids, Shel Silverstein, William Steig

Libraries are awesome places.  They range from single rooms to entire buildings.  They’re filled with countless books, magazines, newspapers, and computers.  Information is either a click away or a few steps down an aisle.  Helpful librarians are always there to … read more »

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Concerned because your child insists on reading the same book over and over?

Posted on: Thursday, January 9th, 2014 in parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids

Remain calm when your child chooses to reread a favorite book for the gazillionth time. Over the years countless frustrated parents have come to me and asked what to do because their kids keep selecting the same few books over … read more »

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Siblings Reading Together: a Great Experience for Both of Them.

Posted on: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids, Sibling involvement

Tell me what you’re reading is one of my favorite questions to ask kids.  Amazingly – I have yet to hear the word “nothing.”  Sometimes, however, a younger child may struggle to answer, SO – I have learned to ask … read more »

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Some Tips For Reading With Your Kids

Posted on: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Halloween, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids

I’m sure we don’t have to tell you that Halloween is rapidly approaching.  Today we thought we would conjure up some  different thoughts on how to read with the kids. Reading together does not necessarily mean that you sit together … read more »

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Summer Learning Loss, Part 3.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, Library, parent involvement, Reading with kids, Summer Activities for Kids

Last week we suggested a trip to the library to help stop the summer learning slide.  But what happens when you get to the library and your children selects books that they are not able to read?   When it comes … read more »

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Best Friends – Book Suggestions – 05/30/13

Posted on: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Conversations with kids, Humor, Joke, Reading with kids

In our blog this week we told you about some of the lesser known holidays that we celebrate in June.  One of them, occurring on June 8th is “Best Friend Day.  To help your kids celebrate this special day our … read more »

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Memorial Day 2013- Book Suggestions – 05/23/13

Posted on: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 in Book recommendations, Memorial Day, parent involvement, Reading with kids

The books we are suggesting for this year’s Memorial Day celebration range from funny to deeply moving.  Each book helps to tells the story of Memorial Day in a different way but all of them help to explain what the … read more »

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Books to help prevent summer brain drain. – Book Suggestions – 05/17/13

Posted on: Friday, May 17th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Book recommendations, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading with kids, Summer, Summer learning loss

Our blog this week was about Summer Learning Loss or, as it’s more commonly know, Summer Brain Drain.  These book suggestions are for kids and parents who are concerned with Summer Learning Loss and would like to start planning how … read more »

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Books for Mother’s Day – Book Suggestions – 05/09/13

Posted on: Thursday, May 9th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Mother's Day, Picture Books, Reading with kids

Sunday is Mother’s Day.  These are some book recommendations for kids and their mothers on this special day. The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing is for kids aged 3 – 5.  “It’s the night before Mother’s Day, and Dad … read more »

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Five ways to help your children build a robust vocabulary.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Reading with kids

My mother used to say that children are like sponges – they absorb everything they hear. Last week, one of my first grade students gave an incredibly detailed answer using the most robust vocabulary that I have heard in a … read more »

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