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A guide to creative thinking: boost your child’s creativity

Creative thinking is a skill everyone should have! Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough practice at it. There are tons of creative thinking activities you can do at home. Our busy lives are filled with work and family obligations, leaving little time for creative exploration. We all know how important creativity is to success in …

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how to use buddy reading to get your tween to pick up a book for fun

Buddy reading is a great way to encourage your tween’s love of reading. Learning how to read can be challenging for some children, and having someone to guide them through the process can make all the difference. Keeping them reading during the middle school years can be even harder! You can encourage your tween’s love …

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20 Books your child should read after the mysterious benedict society

Are you looking for books like The Mysterious Benedict Society for your Reynie Muldoon or Constance Contraire fan? Disney+ adapted The Mysterious Benedict Society books into a tv series, which made its debut on June 25, 2021. Kids everywhere are tuning in, and I guarantee they’ll be asking for more books like Trenton Lee Stewart’s …

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how to build your child’s reading stamina with these 6 handy tips

Your child’s homework planner says they need to read for 20 minutes. After a long, busy day, the last thing you want to deal with is a power struggle over independent reading time. It’s almost bedtime. You’ve worked hard and parented like a boss. Exhaustion hits. Sound familiar? Independent reading time doesn’t have to be …

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Do You Know How To Encourage a Young Writer? Learn From These Five Simple Tips.

April 10th is Encourage a Young Writer Day! Every April, we celebrate the talent of our nation’s youngest writers. Do you have a fledgling writer in your home? Or are you looking for ways to encourage your child to write more? From tweens and teens to preschoolers and elementary school kids, here are five easy …

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Fall in Love With These 15 Middle Grade Books by AAPI Authors

Are you wondering how you can honor Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage this month? When you buy or check out Asian American children’s books from the library, you support AAPI businesses and authors, and you celebrate AAPI culture. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans have skyrocketed. It’s …

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How to Completely Change the Way Your Child Studies

Teaching study skills doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you know your child’s learning style. Excellent study skills increase your child’s confidence and self-esteem and can help them succeed in school. The right strategies for studying can’t be stressed enough! Teachers provide guidance to your children in the classroom. How can you help them …

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Essential Kids Desk Organization Ideas for Busy Students (and Parents!)

As our kiddos approach the final months of the academic year, it’s important to reassess their organizational skills and study habits. One final push before summer, friends! After a long year fraught with pandemic shutdowns and quarantines, some students are finally back in the classroom; yet some remain in virtual learning for the remainder of …

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