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Check out the FREE 2023 Summer Reading Programs for kids! It’s that time of year again when we break out the list of free summer reading programs.  Since research shows that kids who don’t read over their summer break actually lose some of the skills they’ve learned, it’s important to find some creative ways to …

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Well, it’s that time of year again – back to school! I know many kids have mixed feelings about starting a new school year and some are a little anxious about moving up a grade.  Try reading a few books (or having older kids read themselves) about the grade they are about to enter.

Here’s a list of fun books to read at the end of summer (from Preschool thru Middle School) before kids start in their new classroom.

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FREE Summer reading programs and book logs for kids & teens — earn free books & more!! As parents, we know that connecting kids with books throughout the summer is SUCH a good thing. Summer reading helps them to keep their vocab and comprehension skills strong so those first weeks back to school are much …

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Summer is the time to kick back, relax and enjoy the day.  Kids relish in having the time to explore, create and connect with nature.  And reading is one of the best summer pasttimes – in a hammock, on vacation or tucked away somewhere secret. 

Here are some fun reads that celebrate all that summer has to offer:

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Inspire your kids to learn about geography & cultures from around the world with these awesome books and mapping activities they’ll love! I so enjoy teaching my kids about places around the world — the people, landmarks and traditions.  It’s important that they increase their global awareness and become ‘world-literate’ as they grow. One of …

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Inspire kids to read with these Summer Reading Programs and FREE online books for kids, tweens and teens! I’ve been pulling together some great resources for FREE summer activities near me this year.  It’s been one heck of a few months so I was THRILLED when I saw so many libraries and bookstores will be …

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A guide to the 15 best Children’s Magazines for toddlers, preschoolers, big kids & tweens! When my kids were young, I loved to take them to the library.  We would search the shelves for our favorite books and attend storytime sessions. And sometimes we would explore a new area of the library — which is …

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I don’t know when it started but I’ve always been fascinated with maps, globes and learning about places around the world. 

I love to see how people across the globe eat, live and spend their day.  These everyday activities are a fun way to expose kids to cultures and traditions outside of their own.

But alas, globe-trotting just doesn’t come that easy — even for a traveling family like ours.  It’s expensive and takes quite a bit of time and planning.  So for years, I’ve introduced my kids to different countries and cultures thorough books, videos and some fun hands-on activities we can do close to home.


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