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Girl reading poetry

Encourage Creativity and Imagination through the World of Poetry

From Dr. Seuss to Mother Goose, nursery rhymes are often the first introduction to poetry. Most infants and toddlers are instantly drawn to the rhythm of the words. The repetition of rhymes are not only fun and stimulating for young children, but they are critical to the development of early literacy skills.

As children get older, that

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7 Research Driven Reasons to Read More Literature

Fewer Americans are Reading Literature—Does it Matter?

According to the National Endowment for the Arts, there is a steady decline of literary reading. In fact, only 43 percent of American adults read at least one work of literature—novels, short stories, poems—each year.

Between video games, tablets, streaming services and the endless trap of the Internet, it is true that there are many

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Child Reading

Fear of math word problems? Why developing reading ability may be the solution to help your child.

Can you solve this word problem?
A pen and a pencil cost one dollar and twenty cents in total. The pen costs one dollar more than the pencil. How much does the pencil cost?
The answer is 10 cents. Did you get it right?

If you broke out in a cold sweat at the

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Kumon Staff Pick: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

RRL Title: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Grade/Kumon Level of Book: Pre-K-2/5A-10 (RAL) & 3A-6
Why do you personally enjoy this book?
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is one of my favorite children’s books. It is a fun story about a family adventure that reminds me of the “hunting” I

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