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How I’m Helping to Change Books for the Better

“As a mom of a biracial son, my mission of publishing diverse books is that much more important. I don’t want him to feel as I did growing up. I want him to be proud of who he is and where he came from.”

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For Children, Wearing a Mask Is an Emotional Challenge

“Here are four things that you can do to support the healthy social and emotional development of young children during the pandemic.”

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How to Identify Hidden Biases & Blind Spots When Talking about Race

“By becoming aware of our hidden biases we are able to work on changing our thoughts and actions towards those who are different from us.”

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Teen Curates Subscription Box in Response to COVID-19

Boxes ship out the first week of every month.

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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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When You Judge a Child Using an iPad

The same technology that you complain about when you see kids watching videos in the car also brings the world’s greatest minds and resources to their fingertips. There is good in all of this too.

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A Diverse Summer Reading List for Young Readers

A short list of some of our favorite picture books and early chapter book series with diverse characters if you’d like to intentionally diversify your children’s summer reading options.

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A Love Letter to Moms

It is hard being the sun and rain and night and day for these little ones, but remember to honor and love yourself as much as you do your children.

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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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Topanga from “Boy Meets World” Is Pregnant with a Boy of Her Own

This “Boy Meets World” star is ready for the world to meet her own boy soon.

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How Much Sleep Do Kids Really Need? Study Offers New Guidelines

When they’re newborns, they keep you up all night, but by the time their teens you can barely get them out of bed in the morning in time for school. What gives?

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Moms, Honor Yourself for Everything You Are

“Do you remember a time in your life when you refused to be pushed aside? That doesn’t have to go away just because you have children.”

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This Celebrity Dad Feud Has Taken a Turn for the Weird

Whatever you do, don’t dad-shame James Bond.

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Chelsea Clinton’s New Kids Book Inspires Them to Change the World—Starting Now

Clinton’s new book covers a broad range of challenging topics, all in a way that kids can understand.

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10 TV Shows Your Toddler Will Love (& Tips for Introducing Them to Media Mindfully)

Here’s how to mindfully introduce your toddler to age-appropriate shows they’ll love.

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The Best Nights to Spot Planets With Your Stargazers This Summer (and How to Find Them)

With a little planning and some app assistance, you can scan the skies like an expert stargazer this summer.

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5 Simple Steps to Turn Your Boys into Bookworms

Raising a boy who takes pleasure out of reading books just as much as from a soccer ball or a Play Station might sound easier said than done, but, in the long run, it’s all worth it.
There are lots…

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This Kindergarten Class Got Celebrity Treatment for Reading One Million Words

These kids got the red carpet treatment for their love of books.

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Conflicted About eBooks vs. Traditional Print Kids Books? Study Shows Content Matters More

Study shows the difference between learning to read on a tablet versus printed books.

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6 Ridiculous Mistakes I Made as a First-Year Parent

Those of us who have been parents for a few years have an interesting perspective and might find ourselves laughing at obvious first-timers. It’s even more fun after you have a half dozen kids, like me. Parenting st‌yles and techniques…

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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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Now Booking: Activity-based Babysitting Service Curated Care

Someone who will watch the kid at home AND teach them something? Do tell!

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11 ABC Books for Introducing the Alphabet to Baby

Want to expose your kiddo to the ABCs years before he’s ready to read? These 11 great picture books will do just that. We’ve got sturdy board books, one for dino-lovers and even a book that will make it through teething time.

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An Introvert Mom Raises an Extrovert Kid

Can you relate to this mom’s experience?

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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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Love in the Time of a Stomach Bug: When Parenting Isn’t Fun

My daughter got hit with the stomach flu last week. We spend almost five days indoors—her on the couch and me hovering with fluids and other remedies. It completely threw us for a loop because this year, when it comes…

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Read Fiction? Studies Show You’re More Empathetic Than Everyone Else

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Do you have a bookworm in your family? Whether it’s you or your youngster, studies show readers of fiction novels are more empathetic towards others than those who read non-fiction or don’t read at all.…

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How to Have a Record-Breaking Day

Make today a record-breaking day by trying one of these fun and silly ways to hold a household

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Barbie Hull Photography

As a parent, you know when your child is at their best. Usually, it’s when they’re comfortable at home, surrounded by their own stuff! Photographer Barbie Hull recognizes that too, which is why all her photo shoots are on location…your…

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