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Parenting and Advice

Pre-K

How to Foster Belonging In Our Lives and Schools

When we open our lives and places to all kinds of people, it's an invitation to see the intrinsic value and worth in all of us and for everyone to find true belonging. Here are five ways we can foster belonging in our kids, homes, and communities.

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Tips & Advice

3 Tips to Get Your Child Excited About Math

If the time comes when you or your child struggle with math, don’t dismiss it with the “I'm just not good at math” excuse. Be curious, let go, and make connections. You'll be amazed how it will help your child's skills and confidence blossom!

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Baby & Toddler

13 Books to Help You Bond with Your Baby

Cuddle up with your baby or toddler, and enjoy some of these love-filled board book favorites.

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Tween

4 Things to Do Before Getting Your Child A Phone

"When can I have a cellphone?" Parents dread this question because it feels daunting to prepare a child for the responsibility of a smartphone. Here are four important actions parents can take to ensure their children are ready when the phone arrives.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

5 Fantastic Ideas for Coping with Kids' After-School Behavior

After a long day at school, do your kids can turn into a whiny, grouchy, emotional mess the minute they get home? Psychologists refer to this phenomenon as “after-school restraint collapse.” Here are a few tips to help parents navigate those after-school meltdowns.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Back to School: Books to Support Mental Health and Well-being, Learning, and More

Get set for the new school year! Find age-specific reads and helpful insights to prepare kids and parents for the year ahead.

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Tips & Advice

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on Raising Antiracist Children

Brightly had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi about his new books, what he's learned from raising his own daughter, and how to address racist ideas with your children.

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Tips & Advice

4 Ways Books Improve Conversations With Our Kids

Books are indispensable tools that help spark meaningful conversations between parents and their children. See where these conversations lead today!

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All Ages

Books and Resources to Help You Raise Anti-Racist Children

It’s never too early to talk to children about race. At Brightly, we're committed to helping you raise kids that are not only "not racist," but who are actively "anti-racist."

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Tips & Advice

Why Kids Are the Best Philosophers

Kids have an ingrained ability to open our eyes to the bits of the world that don’t make sense. That is why author Scott Hershovitz believes that not only are all kids philosophers, but that we would all do better if we followed their lead.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Phonological Awareness: Why This Skill Set Is So Important for Young Readers

Teaching kids the sounds of spoken language is an important first step toward reading and writing. With these tips it’s easy to playfully develop these skills throughout your daily life.

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Pre-K

4 Ways To Stress Less About Kindergarten Readiness

Here are four doable, productive ways to help your child prepare for kindergarten — and four things you can give yourself permission not to worry about.

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Tween

Teen

Learning the Value of a Dollar: Books to Teach Tweens and Teens Financial Literacy

Teaching kids about money and all that it represents can be challenging when so many of our financial transactions are virtual. Fortunately, these books can help.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

28 Fun and Creative Ways to Connect With Your Grandchildren

Here are some unique ideas for how grandparents can stay connected with their grandchildren, whether they live near or far.

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