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January 2018

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Why Kids Need Stuffed Animals

Every kid has a favorite stuffed animal that helps the child feel safe and comfortable. Kids and stuffed animals are a natural pairing, and if you watch them closely, you’ll often see kids mirroring your behavior with their cuddly friends: dressing them, scolding them, and caring for them. Now it seems there’s another reason match up kids and stuffed animals—cuddly toys can help children learn to read. Kids and Stuffed Animal Library Sleepovers We’re not

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How to Make Slime for Kids

If you’ve been wondering how to make slime for kids, you’ve probably come across recipes for home-made slime using borax as a key ingredient. Borax isn’t the safest ingredient—it can be toxic if not properly diluted. In March of 2017 an eleven-year-old girl suffered second and third-degree burns on her hands while using Borax to make slime.   Does this mean you can’t make slime for kids? Thankfully not. There are plenty of Borax-free slime

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Reading Goals for Students: 2018 Goals for Your Child

The new year is a time for setting goals and making resolutions, so it’s the perfect time to set reading goals for students both in class and at home. Working towards reading goals not only improves your child’s literacy—completing goals provides children with a sense of accomplishment and builds their self-esteem.