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Get Your Kids into Reading with National Geographic Books

We all know the importance of reading to our children and the importance of having them read frequently to themselves. In fact, the National Education Association reports that students who do more reading at home are not only better readers, but also have higher math scores. Research also shows that the more types of reading materials that are available...

Interactive Picture Books That Are Surprising and Delightful

Interactive Picture Books That Are Surprising and Delightful
Interactive picture books are a great way to get wiggly toddlers to sit down and enjoy a book! All of these picture books are sure to delight kids of all ages though; with their funny story lines and intriguing ideas. So grab one of these, and cuddle up for some fun family reading time!  Press Here by Hervé TulletThis was...

5 Fun Ways to Prevent “Summer Slide”

No parent wants their kid to lose academic ground over the summer, but no kid wants to spend their summer sitting and doing worksheets. Here are 5 fun ways to keep kids learning, and avoid "summer slide" without them even noticing!  1. Go outside. Study after study has shown that children learn from unstructured play time and that being outside helps their...

10 Best Picture Books of 2015

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We all know how important it is read to our children to help them learn and grow. The local library and bookstores are filled with racks and racks of books for children of all ages. With so many to choose from, it’s hard to find the ones you think your child will love. We all know the younger the...

5 Great Audiobooks to Take the Drudgery Out of Spring Cleaning

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Audiobooks I am a firm believer in using audiobooks to multitask your way through mind-numbing chores like spring cleaning. Before I started a family, I was an avid reader. I could read before bed and for hours on the weekend. That time all seemed to vanish with the addition of a child. Most of my waking hours are now divided...

Celebrate Easter and Reading with An I See Me Book

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Celebrate Easter Recognize the importance of reading for your child and to have a special gift for your Easter basket.Share Your Child’s Excitement on Easter:I See Me! Books and Gifts for Their Easter BasketsAs an educator who taught reading at the Bank Street School in New York City, I saw reading skills consistently improve when children were able to write...

Five Ways To Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

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Vocabulary There is nothing quite as astonishing as a child’s capacity to learn a language. At birth, a child has the capability to learn any language in the world! As they focus on the sounds that are part of the language they are learning, they will drop the other sounds usually around one year of age.Babies come into this world...

The First Rule of Book Club Is…

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Book Club Standing on the corner of Lexington Avenue, buses whirring by, children storming the schoolhouse, a friend and I were doing the normal post-drop-off mom chitchat – this time comparing notes about what our kids were reading. Our third-graders’ homework included at least thirty minutes of “independent reading” a day, and it was hard to keep them flush with...

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