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Opinion: Why our children need to see their faces in the literature they read

As a child, I never read a single book about a Hispanic girl like me. I was a voracious reader and grew up on books by Madeleine L’Engle, Judy Bloom, Ellen … Read More

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Opinion: No Latino children’s literature in annual book list – again

Last week, The New York Times released their list of Notable Children’s Books of 2013. And once again, they failed to include a single title written by or about … Read More

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7 beautiful centerpieces your kids can make for Thanksgiving

Involving your child in the Thanksgiving preparations is a wonderful way to boost their self-confidence and sense of community. But oftentimes parents feel that … Read More

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Celebrating Geography Awareness Week with Your Child

Are you celebrating Geography Awareness Week? Established in 1987 by National Geographic, GeoWeek is celebrated every year during the third week of November. … Read More

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5 Thanksgiving books for preschoolers

A great way to develop your preschooler’s literacy skills is by reading to them books that are centered around current holidays or events. Many of these themed … Read More

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Regardless of income level, 4 tips to ensure children’s academic success

A recent article in the New York Times highlights a new study by a psychologist at Stanford that reveals a growing reading and language gap between children … Read More

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5 children’s activity books for Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos is a little over a week away, so maybe you are looking for some fun resources to teach your children about the holiday. Last year, we shared … Read More

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Your kids can learn while having fun with these Halloween-themed printables

Halloween is quickly approaching and most parents don’t realize that it provides a valuable teaching opportunity for their children. From science to math, … Read More

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Five simple ways to improve your child’s homework habits

By now your kids should be full swing into school and healthy patterns at home are important. Perhaps you’ve already spoken with your child’s teachers and … Read More

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Getting the most out of teacher-parent conferences

For many parents, the first teacher-parent conference of the school year may be coming up during the next few weeks. Rather than dread the time, why not use it … Read More