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Monster-ific Reading Activities for Kids

Practice reading at home with these fun monster-themed activities for kids! Perfect for distance learning, homeschool, or extra practice outside of the classroom, these reading activities will engage kids to make learning fun. Cute monsters make literacy practice less scary or intimidating. Plus a monster theme ties in perfectly to Halloween or a monster unit at school! There are preschool activities, activities for toddlers, and ideas for kindergartners or elementary school children. Try some of

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Creative Ways to Practice Reading with Kids

Help children learn how to spell and read with these creative reading activities! These ideas will hold a child’s attention and bring reading to life. Children become fluent in reading over time. It requires a great deal of practice and patience. Reading helps a child understand his or her world. Reading can spark imagination and creativity. One book can open a child’s mind to the wonder and beauty all around us. Although learning to read

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School Lessons at Home for Kids

Practice your letters, numbers, and motor skills with these educational lessons that kids can do at home! Learning at home can be difficult. Young kids struggle to focus without their familiar school schedule. But school lessons at home can be fun! Help you child learn how to spell their name or count. By practicing at home, kids will improve their skills and perform better at school lessons. Try some of these simple lessons for kids

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The Benefits of Reading to Your Baby

Your baby is never too young to benefit from reading! Here are five reasons why you should read to your baby. When you make reading part of your regular routine, you teach baby that reading is fun! This love of reading will follow them into adulthood and help them grow into confident, curious, and communicative adults. Reading helps children build brain power, vocabulary skills, and emotional intelligence. Discover the joy of reading to your baby

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7 Kids’ Reading Activities to Enjoy in the Fall

Enjoy the fall with these fun reading activities for kids! As your kids go back to school, help them with reading comprehension by turning practice into a game. Sounding out letters, word matching, and crafting are all creative ways to help children learn to read. Don’t let reading become a tiresome chore. Instead, incorporate reading practice into your day-to-day fun. Reading helps children feel more confident and ignites their creative imaginations. Try these children’s reading

Teaching Sight Words to Your Child

Teaching sight words to your child at an early age helps improve reading ability, fluency, and writing skills too! In kindergarten, your child will start learning beginning level sight words to build reading skills. Learning sight words helps your child find ways to sound out unknown words and expand their vocabulary. What are sight words? Sight words are usually words that kindergarteners will see repeatedly—sometimes called popcorn words, since they pop up all the time!

Growth Mindset Books for Kids

Help your child develop a growth mindset at an early age, to encourage hard work and dedication to improvement. This positive mindset allows children to be better equipped for success in the future, motivating them to develop their skills over time. What is Growth Mindset? Growth mindset is related to students’ attitudes about failure and was first coined by Carol Dweck and her colleagues over thirty years ago. From studying thousands of children, Dr. Dweck

Make a Difference During National Autism Awareness Month

Did you know that the month of April is National Autism Awareness Month? April is a time to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to support those who are on the spectrum. One way to show your support is to wear the Puzzle Ribbon, the most recognizable symbol for the autism community. You can also participate in an autism walk with your child or donate to a nonprofit organization such as The Autism Society, Autism

Inspire a Love of Reading in Your Kids

With April 2nd being International Children’s Book Day, this spring is a perfect time to ignite a love of reading in your children! While it can be difficult at times to capture your child’s attention during storytime, establishing favorite children’s books and activities can help build excitement around reading. What is International Children’s Book Day? This yearly event is sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international non-profit organization, and is

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Digital Books vs. Real Books

Which side do you support in the battle of e-books vs. real books? For the first time in human history, we have a choice between two very different types of reading. E-books offer some advantages, but the benefits of real books can’t be ignored. Which is better for your child? E-Books vs. Real Books: The Science E-books are certainly increasing in popularity. Approximately 27 percent of Americans read an e-book in 2015, and younger students