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Parenting and Advice

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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Pre-K

Growing Reader

7 Ways to Help Your Kids Consume Less and Create More

These ideas will help you get your child to turn off the screens and let their creativity flourish instead.

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All Ages

7 Tips and Tricks to Manage Boredom in Your Family

Kids on winter break can easily go from “yay, no school!” to “I’m bored!” in ten seconds flat. Here are a few tips on how to manage your child’s cries of boredom.

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Tween

3 Tips to Get Your Kids Interested in STEAM

Try these interactive, family-friendly tips to encourage an interest in STEAM and watch the 8- to 12-year-old in your life light up with curiosity!

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

6 Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety in New Situations

When your child has to face something new, here are some concrete steps you can take as a parent to help ease them in.

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All Ages

Let's Stop Labeling Books as "Boy Books" or "Girl Books"

The sad truth is that we often assume books with male protagonists are for everyone, and books with female leads are only for girls.

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Pre-K

Goodbyes Are Hard: A Mother's Many Feelings at School Drop-Off

Ariella Prince Guttman reflects on the odd mix of emotions around school drop-off that inspired her heartwarming new picture book Wherever You'll Be.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Emily Oster on Making Data-Driven Decisions for Your Family

Will you redshirt your summer baby? How do you pick the right summer camp? With less data about the early school years than you might expect, Emily Oster's new parenting book provides parents with a framework for making complex decisions that affect the whole family.

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Tips & Advice

How Books Can Help With Bedtime Challenges

From too much screen time to your child not being tired enough to sleep, there are endless obstacles when it comes to getting your little ones to bed on time. Luckily, books can help!

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