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Reading Tips 

Learn how your child can improve their reading skills by using these simple and useful tips.

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Ask the Expert: How Books Can Treat Growing Pains

Being a child is sometimes tough. As children develop emotionally, they sometimes face conflicts that we, as adults, have long forgotten. Overcoming insecurities, abandoning fears, and learning how to interact with peers often present challenges that children have a difficult time verbalizing and coping with on their own. Books can often be invaluable in assisting

Mom reading to her son

Spark a Love for Literature with These Read-Aloud Tips

From a young child’s first time hearing a story to a teen’s escape into the pages of an intriguing novel, reading and being read to helps children explore the countless possibilities of worlds both real and imagined.  

The stories you read aloud to your children are often their first exposure to the world of books, and it’s the most effective way to

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

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