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How to Explain Homelessness & Poverty to Your Kids

The tough topic of homelessness is one that our kids are sometimes facing, in person, every day. You can lay a foundation of understanding by discussing it and reading about it at developmentally appropriate levels.

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Dr. Seuss-Inspired Recipes for Your Green Eggs and Ham Fan

Serve up super kid-friendly snacks in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday with seven inspiring ideas.

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Kids, Read This: 7 Independent Bookstores We Love in Boston

Support these indie bookstores that bring so much more than just books to the community.

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This Incredibly Creative Kids’ Show Is Back for Season Two on Apple TV+

The Emmy-Award winning kids show Ghostwriter is an adventure series for kids ages 6-11, exclusively on Apple TV+, that opens a whole new world of whimsy and inspires kids to get in touch with their creative side.

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NYC’s Best Independent Bookstores for Kids

Hey, did you hear? Reading is fundamental (and fun)! Head to these indie lit spots for the hottest new titles, story times, and author meet-and-greets!

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Amazon Announces Best Children’s & YA Books of 2020

Find your child’s next favorite book or holiday gift pick.

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What Happens When You Don’t Come from a Family of Readers?

“Having parents that read is a good thing, and no doubt it does help turn some children into reading mavens. But if you ask me, letting a child explore reading at her own pace and through her own interests can be as effective as any planned course of literature or example of parents perusing the great books.”

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Empathy Activities to Foster Kind and Not-So-Bored Kids

“Empathy activities are also ones that can take up a good portion of our day and therefore banish the boredom!”

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Why “The Snowy Day” Might Be the Best Kid’s Book Ever

“I turned to literature to teach my son more about conflict resolution and dealing with his emotions. It wasn’t until I took a look around our bookshelf at home when I realized that our books were primarily animal characters or had Caucasian protagonists. Where was the color? Where was the diversity?”

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Here’s How to Help Provide Books to Children in Need

For every book sold, another is donated to a child in need.

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Chance the Rapper Announces Awards Show for Teachers

He will surprise teachers with supplies, donations and more.

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IMDb Helps Parents By Curating a List of Educational Movies

The watchlist includes many educational picks for kids.

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Beloved Children’s Author Tomie dePaola Passes Away

The author and illustrator of over 270 books died on Monday.

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How to Talk to Your Child about Racial Differences

Don’t be afraid to acknowledge racial differences, albeit in a positive way, pointing out your child’s or someone else’s wonderful hair or beautiful skin.

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Raising Independent Children Starts at Home

The more we trust our children to direct their own lives, the more satisfied and capable they become. Here are some strategies to get them on the right path to autonomy and independence.

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How Can I Find Reliable Sources for My Kids’ School Reports?

Looking for reliable sources for school reports? Our friends at Common Sense Media have pulled together these trusted and credible websites to help support your kid’s research.

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Simple Strategies to Get Your Reluctant Reader into Books

It can be extremely frustrating when you are a parent of a reluctant reader; getting them to read can feel like you are pulling teeth! Here are some strategies that you can employ to turn your reluctant reader into a not-so-reluctant reader. 

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Kids’ Love of Reading Drops Sharply at This Age, New Report Finds

Here’s how you can help your child to become a reader for life.

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Here’s How to Stop Fighting Over the Radio with Your Kids

Trade in that “Kidz Bop” for classic rock before it’s too late.

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These Chic Literary S’well Bottles Are Made for For Back-to-School Bookworms

Show off your literati side with these awesome water bottles.

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Here’s Why This Public Library Is the Best Public Library in America

When free fun is on the agenda, the library is the perfect summer spot.

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5 Simple Ways to Raise a Kid Who Loves To Read

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to our local public library. I loved the happy feeling of balancing a way too high stack of books, bringing them home, and getting lost in a story. I wept reading Where…

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What I’ve Learned About Raising Bilingual Kids in a Monolingual Household

Raising bilingual children is both exciting and exhausting. When bringing up children of different languages in a monolingual home, it is a mixture of language learning in many different ways.
Children, by nature, want to learn. Indeed, the more they…

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13 New Interactive Books that Make Reading Fun for Babies

Discover some of the newest, innovative baby books with flaps to lift, textures to touch, and bright pictures to entice the littlest readers.

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Beyoncé Launches “Formation Scholars” Scholarship Program for Female College Students

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If the little lady in your life is interested in creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies, she may be in luck. To honor the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyoncé announced a new scholarship program for young women…

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Now Read This: 6 Ways to Bring Books to Your Community

Today is National Bookmobile Day! Find out how to help bring literature and literacy to your ‘hood with these ideas.

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Just Opened: A New French Bookstore for Kids

Mais oui! C’est vrai! You can buy OR borrow at this fresh shop!

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Thumbing through an old journal, my eyes landed on a paragraph written after my daughter, then 13, emphatically announced that she did not like to read.
I felt the same raw emotion as when I first wrote the…

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Hot Ticket: ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

Need a family date idea? Adventure Theatre’s two-person production of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ is a must-see stage show for your entire crew.

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Hot Tickets: 8 Family Shows & a Rock Series to Book Now

Looking for theatrical entertainment this season? Click through the gallery to see our top choices and get ready to snap up seats for these productions before they sell out.

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Bel and Bunna’s Books is Lafayette’s New Literary Wonderland for Children

At this whimsical new bookstore in the East Bay, kids can discover their inner bookworm through listening, learning, playing and, of course, reading.

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Young Frankenstein: A Visual History of Mary Shelley’s Novel

Learn the true story behind the monster known as Frankenstein.

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