Better Breakfast Day

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” This age-old saying holds a lot of merit. Did you know that children who eat breakfast have a higher chance of performing better in school? In honor of Better Breakfast Day—and with schools operating around the country—we wanted to highlight the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s interactive map. Enjoy these delicious titles …

Educator Wellness Guide

The world is changing. From classrooms to Zoom chats, from textbooks to E-books, educators: we thank you for continuing to mold young minds. We know that taking care of your classroom is the top priority. However, in order to best take care of your class, you have to take care of yourself, too!

Distance Teaching Resources

Distance Resources

School is back in session! Here are a few tips for ensuring that your classroom promotes a healthy learning environment for children. Whether you are in-person or virtual, take your teaching to the next level

Back-to-School Reading List

Whether you’re looking to calm your class’s first day jitters, help build a strong classroom culture, or celebrate the act of reading, all of the excellent picture books below are perfect for reading aloud.

Read It Again, Please!

Rereading favorite books is not just enjoyable for children, but helpful too. Children learn through repetition.

Book Recommendations for Talking to Children About Race

We are an organization committed to doing our part in facilitating productive conversations about social injustice and racial equity. This work can start with you. These are just a few titles to add to your little reader’s library!

Prioritizing Care: Getting To Know Our Children When Schools Reopen

What then can teachers do to better recognize and get to know students in caring ways right now? Three widely used literacy practices, often associated with social-emotional learning and culturally relevant pedagogy, can help with the work of really seeing, hearing, and feeling what children want to share with us about their lives and experiences: interest surveys, dialogue journals, and …

Book Recommendations For Talking to Preschoolers About Race

We are an organization committed to doing our part in facilitating productive conversations about social injustice and racial equity. This work can start with you. These are just a few titles to add to your little reader’s library!

Helping Readers Build Stamina

What do the following people have in common: a runner completing a marathon, a long-distance swimmer crossing the English Channel, and a second grader reading for 20 minutes? Stamina, that’s what! Just as athletes train each and every day to go farther, be stronger, and reach their athletic goals, children need to train in their own way to reach their literacy goals. Building …