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Favorite Thanksgiving Books

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Your children will most likely have some extra time off from school, and you will need some extra books to keep them reading and learning.  These books are exactly what you need to pass the extra time as you celebrate Thanksgiving together. Favorite Nonfiction Thanksgiving Books The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern – This simple book teaches

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Fall Reading Fun: Part 4

No matter what season it is, children enjoy spending time with friends.  Fall is no exception to that. These fun fall books encourage friendship, and the activities that go along with each book are perfect for friends to do together! (If you like these fall activities, you can find more fall fun in part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this series.) Fall

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Parents – Reading Out Loud to Your Children

Children learn much of their attitude toward reading from their parents.  If a parent likes to read, often times the child will enjoy reading as well.  However, the opposite is also true.  One way that you can share a love of reading with your child is by reading out loud to them.  Here are some helpful hints to make reading out loud fun and

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Literature Genres: Nonfiction Reading for Children

Parents and children alike often avoid choosing nonfiction books to read.  They are seen as boring and uninteresting.  But not all nonfiction books are boring!  The key is finding a subject that your child is interested in and reading books about that subject.  Does your child like to play outside?  Then find books about plants or animals.  Does your child like to use cars

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The Benefits of Daily Reading

One of the ways you can help your child the most is by encouraging them to have a short daily reading time every night.  This can be extremely hard to accomplish, especially for children who don’t enjoy reading or who struggle with reading. Why Read Daily? For children who don’t read fluently, the only way to improve is to practice.  Just like playing a

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Fun with Rhyming Words

Rhyming Words Books Have you ever noticed how many favorite children’s books are filled with rhyming words?  The Cat in the Hat, Moose on the Loose, and The Big Red Barn are just a few of the many, many rhyming books that children love.  Kids love not only to read rhyming books, but they also enjoy playing rhyming games with you.  Rhyming games are

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Mysteries – Children’s Literature Genres

Of all the types of stories children enjoy, a good mystery is often a favorite choice.  Mysteries capture a child’s attention and make them want to quickly get to the end of the book.  These books also encourage children to pay attention to book details as they try to figure out the mystery before it is revealed. Mystery Characteristics Mysteries are generally realistic fiction

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Improving Reading Comprehension

Even the best readers can sometimes struggle with reading comprehension.  As parents, you can help your child learn to not only read the words, but also understand what they are reading. What is Reading Comprehension? Reading comprehension is simply understanding what you read.  Answering questions about the story, figuring out what might happen next, thinking about what you know about the story and its

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Reading Across America

Reading Across America Summer vacation is almost here.  Kids are excited, and parents are maybe a little less excited!  It’s easy during the summer to forget about school.  However so many children backtrack over the summer months. This summer my son and I are going to travel across America.  Now we don’t have the time (or the money) to actually travel across the United

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Biography – Children’s Literature Genres

Biography is a type of nonfiction book that people tend to avoid.  While it may seem difficult to get children interested in nonfiction, biographies tend to be more child-friendly because they are written like a story.  They are a great way to introduce your child to well-known historical figures! Biography Characteristics A biography is a nonfiction book written about the life of a person. 

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