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Using Reading Contests to Encourage Independent Reading

The more a child practices reading, the better they will become.  However, many children will not choose to read in their free time.  A reading contest is a great way to encourage them to read outside school! What are Reading Contests? Reading contests are fun competitions designed to encourage children to read on their own.  They track their individual reading activity for a certain

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One Book to Read

A popular trend for gift giving this holiday season is to scale back on the number of presents children receive.  The saying is “one thing they want, one thing they need, one thing they wear, and one book to read.”  Here are some great reading options to get your child for this holiday season. For a younger child, a popular picture book bedtime story

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Books to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather and celebrate.  Many of us gather for a large family meal enjoying the company and giving thanks for all of the wonderful blessings we have experienced over the past year.  It is also a great time to be able to share books of the story of thanksgiving and traditions that are celebrated around the United States. 

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Fall Themed Books

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change colors, it is a great opportunity to have your child read fall-themed books.  You can snuggle up on the couch with some hot apple cider and fresh cinnamon doughnuts and read together with your children.  Here are a few popular fall-themed books that can engage your young reader. For a picture book recommendation,

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Back to School Books

Many students will be heading back to school in the coming weeks.  As a parent, it is important to prepare them to get back onto the school schedule, outline expectations and to start building your routine.  Beginning this process a few weeks before school starts will help them to have a better transition when school begins.  One way that you can begin this transition

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Apps to find Great Books for Your Children

Continuing on our series on your parent app toolbox for reading, there are several high-quality apps that help parents and children to choose high-quality level appropriate books for home reading. Level it Books is an inexpensive app where you can scan the ISBN number of a book to retrieve vital information about that book including the grade level equivalent, guided reading rate and DRA

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