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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Classroom Read-Alouds and Activities to Inspire Screen-Free Summer Adventures

Here are nine picture books to read aloud in the final weeks of school to spark ideas for simple, tech-free summer fun.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Sweet Picture Books and Rituals for the End of the School Year

Saying goodbye at the end of the school year is a big deal for many students. These books and classroom activities can ease the transition by celebrating growth, gratitude, and change.

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Just For Fun

10 Heartfelt and Humorous Book Gifts for Teachers

It takes a special person to be a teacher, and teachers deserve an extra special thank you at the end of the school year. Show your appreciation for the wonderful work they do with these bookish gifts.

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Just For Fun

This Is Library Storytime for the Next Generation

In order to meet the various needs of kids and caregivers, librarians have developed amazing fresh takes on the traditional story hour.

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Just For Fun

5 of the Coolest Children’s Libraries in the U.S.

With eye-catching designs, the best books for kids, and impressive community programming, these children’s libraries stand out as some of the top choices in the United States.

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Tween

12 Things Parents and Educators Should Know About Manga for Middle Schoolers

Today, in my daughter’s fifth grade class, manga is a thing. And now it’s a thing I’ve had to figure out. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.

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Tween

Teen

5 Teacher-Recommended Tips for Exploring Current Events with Your Students

I asked real-life teachers to share tips for reflecting with students on what they hear in the news. Here’s what they suggested.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Teachers Share Their All-Time Favorite Books for Preschoolers and Early Elementary Schoolers

We asked real-life preschool and elementary school teachers to share their favorite books for the classroom. Here are 11 picture books they recommend, plus tips on how to teach them.

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Tween

Teen

FanFic Is Big with Teens and Tweens: Here’s What Parents and Educators Need to Know

While there’s much for kids to like, even love, about fanfiction, there can be a dark side to it as well. Here's what parents and educators should know.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Making Mr. Lemoncello Proud: Chris Grabenstein on the Value of Libraries Today

Chris Grabenstein, author of the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series, discusses his own relationship with books growing up and the unique role libraries can play in kids' lives.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

12 New Class Read-Alouds Teachers and Librarians Should Check Out

These new books for preschoolers and early elementary schoolers are certain to bring laughs, captivated stares, and joy, and are even better as read-alouds.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: Here Comes Teacher Cat

Read along with Here Comes Teacher Cat, a charming picture book about adorable kitties who have an unexpectedly fun day at school.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

From Teacher to Parent: Positive Discipline Tools That Work

The Positive Discipline approach provides a model that takes everyday misbehaviors and turns these trying moments into opportunities to teach children the important life skills they’ll need to be successful in the long-term.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Coding for Kids: A Programming Languages Primer for Parents and Teachers

Confused about what coding explorations are best for kids? Here are some insights to better understand some of the most popular programming languages for beginners.

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