1. Help Prevent Summer Learning Loss with These Tips

    Mom & Daughter ReadingAt the end of another school year, many families breathe a sigh of relief. The hectic days filled with exams, class projects and extracurricular activities will soon be replaced with long days, warm nights and, hopefully, a little R&R. Don’t put the pens and pencils away just yet! It’s time to develop a plan to help prevent summer learning loss.

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  2. The Ultimate List of Children’s Books Set in Each State

    Mom reading a book with daughterWith a good book and a little imagination, you and your child can travel anywhere! This list of children’s books from the National Education Association can help you and your child “take a trip” across America with a story that takes place in each state.

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  3. Quiz: How well do you know these classic children’s stories?

    Classic children's story quizFor many parents, there are some children’s books that you can never outgrow. These classic tales from our formative years not only helped us learn to read, but also likely influenced the person we turned out to be.

    There’s something really special about sharing your favorite childhood story with your own child, and exploring other classics to see what stories he or she responds to.

    Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the land of “Once Upon a Time.” Take our quiz to see how well you know these classic children’s stories from the past.

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  4. How to make a children’s book with construction paper

    Children making a book using construction paperWhether you need a rainy-day activity or want to share a fun craft idea with your child, a great way to connect and share can be by writing and illustrating an original story.

    The following step-by-step instructions explain how to make a children’s book with construction paper, which can be tailored to any age. Older kids could make the book themselves, although they may need your guidance. Even toddlers who haven’t yet learned to write could help to create a storybook that you’re both sure to treasure.

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  5. How Multimedia Helps Reading Instruction

    Young girl using tabletNowadays, teaching children how to read can take many forms. High-quality, one-on-one education via parents, teachers or tutors can be supplemented, for example, with a wide variety of useful multimedia. Many theories exist about what works best for teaching children to read, so if you’re not sure if multimedia is right for your child, consult with his or her teacher or a local librarian for direction.

    Here are a few multimedia options designed to support children’s reading instruction:

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