Tag: reading

10 Children’s Books to Celebrate Black History Month

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February is Black History Month. It began in 1962 as "National Negro Week" in hopes of raising awareness of black people's contributions to the...

Tips for Creating Storytime at Home

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Does your kid love storytime at the library or at school? Here are some librarian secrets on how to create that sense of engagement...

Favorite Beach Books

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Hey Summer! Good to see you! If you’re like me, you love a good book that you can get lost in. Add in the sun,...

Reading with Kids: Start a Family Book Club

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Come in close: I have a secret. A big one. Reading with your kids is the most important thing you can do for their success...

Fall in Love With Reading Again

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School is back in session, and we are settling into new routines. It's been all fun games of learning names and all the school...
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Our Favorite Books of 2016

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Raise your hand if you love to read! Even when life is crazy busy, we can always find time to read, even if it's...

4 Reasons Any Mom Will Love Podcasts

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My husband recently introduced me to podcasts. It makes me giggle a little to admit that I enjoy them, because it is basically talk...

How to Help Your Reluctant Reader

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Boys tend to be more reluctant readers than girls. My oldest son is going into second grade. He is a good reader, but he'd...

We All Love a Good Story: Struggling Through Life’s Middles

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I love reading with my kids. Right now this involves a few minutes a night with a beloved board book about dinosaurs or dancing...

Dreams for When the “Time” is Right

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Though I am content as can be with where life and motherhood have me right now, I sometimes like to imagine what I would...