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Should We Continue to Celebrate Dr. Seuss?

“As an educator, parent, grandparent, and human, I know that representation is important. When children do not see themselves in books or see depictions that are negative, no matter how subtle, true damage is done.”

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The Secret to Raising Successful Readers

“Parents often establish a bedtime routine with children around this activity but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it together any time!”

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Barbara Bush Podcast

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Launches New Podcast for Kids

This new podcast for families will feature original recordings from the radio program of the same name.

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The AKC Offers Fun & Educational Activities for Young Dog Lovers

Now that the kids are home they can spend more time doting on their pets.

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Michelle Obama

Special Guests Announced for “Mondays with Michelle Obama”

The video series will feature Obama reading aloud from beloved children’s books.

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J.K. Rowling Relaxes License So Teachers Can Read Harry Potter Series to Students Online

The open licence for teachers is the first of several initiatives being planned to help bring Harry Potter to children at home.

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Why Storytime Matters for Everyone, No Matter Their Age

Discover why reading out-loud, whether it’s to a newborn or an adult, continues to benefit humans both personally and emotionally.

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Your Age-by-Age Guide to All Things Harry Potter

If your family is just getting into this magical world, this quick age from Common Sense Media will help you navigate the amazing empire of Harry Potter books, movies and games.

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How I’m Using Summer Vacation to Prepare My Daughter for Kindergarten

Here are ways to spend some time this summer getting your little one ready for what will be the beginning of one of the most unique experiences of their life.

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How Parents Can Teach the Alphabet to Their Little Learners

Here are some of the most effective ways of teaching the alphabet to your little ones.

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Robot Cats Could Be the Answer to Better Classroom Experiences

These robots could be the answer to keeping students centered and focused on schoolwork.

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Don’t Forget to Add These to Your Registry

Looking for the perfect gift for a growing family? We’ve got you covered.

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Science Says This Simple Hack Can Help You Learn Faster

This latest research on effective learning could make a huge difference for your little scholar.

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The Importance of Reading Aloud (Even When You Don’t Want To)

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You’ve heard reading aloud is critical to your child’s success and you strive to get it in most nights when you can.  Sometimes, though, it’s just hard to put in the time. You work long hours,…

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10 Non-Toy First Birthday Gifts You’ll Both Love

Don’t overdo it on toys for Baby’s first birthday. Try these gifts that’ll provide longer lasting value instead.

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Kids Love to Read When Animals are the Audience

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For kids who don’t like to read, reading aloud can be stressful. Maybe they read slowly, or sound choppy, or just have trouble recognizing the words. When a child is anxious about reading and lacks confidence, it…

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Reading about Back-to-School

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The summer is now over and we are in full swing of the school year! The first month when school starts again can be filled with such mixed feelings for kids (and parents!), including excitement, nervousness, enthusiasm,…

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In Defense of the Reading Log

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It seems that every year when back-to-school season rolls around, the “death to the reading log” posts start making their way online. The main argument from the parents urging the reading log’s demise is that forcing kids…

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6 Ways to Help a Senior Out

Show the elderly they still matter with one of these simple ideas.

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Portland Weekend Kids Events: Jan 13-16

Thousands of Portlanders will be honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through meaningful service to communities throughout the weekend. You can plant trees, spruce up a local community center, read to service dogs, or roll up your sleeves…

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Embark on a Muir Woods Quest

Jaunt Amongst the Giants

How often can you say you took the kids on a quest in the middle of the woods? There is such a thing, in one of the Bay Area’s most beautiful outdoor destinations: Muir Woods, where…

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