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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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Teach Your Teen Personal Responsibility: Five Easy Tasks They Can Do on Their Own

Have you ever wondered what you can do to teach your teen personal responsibility? You’re not alone. Confession: I’ve woken up my teenager for school every day since he started kindergarten… This year, it bit me in the butt. During the first week of my teen’s sophomore year, I forgot to act as his human …

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Why Participate in a Buddy Read?

A buddy read is when you read a book at the same time as someone else so you can discuss it–either during the process or once you’ve finished. Think of a buddy read as a mini-book club with more flexibility and less pressure. On Goodreads, the Nothing But Reading Challenge Group classifies different types of …

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