Supporting Children After the Election

The outcome of the presidential election will spark emotions, reactions, and opinions in our home and school communities. It may also spark violence and protests in and against the communities we serve.

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 …

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!

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 …

Top 5 Ways to Inspire Young Writers

If your child is a reluctant writer, it can be hard to know where to start. The good news is that all children have creative imaginations and often just need a little encouragement to put their ideas on paper.

3 Great Tips for Story Time

Toddlers love to hear their parents read out loud. Storytime combines some of your child’s favorite things: snuggling, interesting illustrations, & your voice. To get the most out of story time with your little one, try implementing the “Three T’s”: talk, track, and turn.