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Kumon Staff Pick: The Snowy Day

RRL Title: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Grade/Kumon Level of Book: K-2/2A-11   Why do you personally enjoy this book? The Snowy Day is reminiscent of the sense of wonderment and awe that you feel as a child when experiencing the first snowfall of the season. The bright and colorful illustrations remind us […]

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Guest Tips: How to Make Your Sleep Routine Smarter for Your Child

  The following post was written by Alanna McGinn, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant and Founder of Good Night Sleep Site – a Global Pediatric and Family Sleep Team.   During the school year, heading to bed at a decent time and getting a good night’s sleep is important for children. A well-rested child will display better cognitive […]

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Common Core and School English Language Arts

The goal of the Common Core State Standards is to ensure that students will be college- and career-ready in their skills and knowledge by the end of high school. A secondary purpose is to have consistent criteria of grade-level expectations in English language arts and mathematics across states. The shared learning goals do not constitute […]

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5 Tips to Celebrate National Family Literacy Month

  Whether it’s your toddler mesmerized by the pictures and activities of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” or his Grandpa getting lost in the mysteries of a John Grisham novel, a love for books is timeless and shared across all generations. Nothing beats curling up with a good book and exploring the countless possibilities of worlds […]

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Kumon Staff Pick: My Father’s Dragon

RRL Title: My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett Readers between 3rd and 5th grade   Why do you personally enjoy this book? My Father’s Dragon is a fantastic tale that, although it sounds as if it might be scary, is actually quite comical and up-lifting. The illustrations are beautifully done, especially the map inside […]

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