The holidays are a sentimental and reflective time when families gather to celebrate traditions and create lasting memories. As families commemorate this festive season, many turn to a bountiful selection of classic and beautiful picture books with stories that can be timelessly shared year after year. These books have the ability to slow readers . . . → Read More: 12 Great Christmas Books for Kids and Families
YALLFest, a celebration of the vibrant world of young adult fiction, concluded its fourth, and biggest, festival on November 8 with an epic gathering of 60 of the world’s best young adult authors. Thousands of fans from all over the country, and abroad, capitalized on this unique opportunity to mingle and meet their . . . → Read More: The Best of YALLFest 2014: 10 Blissful Highlights
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Research shows that a child’s reading proficiency by 3rd grade is one of the most important, if not the most important, predictor of high school and career success. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading reports that students who do not meet the critical 3rd grade level reading . . . → Read More: Strategic Partnerships within Communities to Help Increase 3rd Grade Level Reading Proficiency
Visit The Children’s Book Review to read an article by The Children’s Blog on a list of five children’s books on mindfulness that are wonderful for helping young readers get started on the rewarding journey of practicing and creating mindful energy.
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Teaching kids how to cook is a gift with many benefits to health, family dynamics, motor skills, math skills, and more. One of challenges of cooking with kids is finding recipes that are simple enough for kids to follow while still presenting interesting and healthy food options for the whole family. Finding entire websites dedicated . . . → Read More: Kids and Cooking: Four Fun Websites With Recipes for Young Chefs and Families