The Importance of Picture Books to Child Development
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    Picture books are an important part of the learning process of a child. Not only can they be a child’s first introduction to an outside world, they can also be…

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    Ways to Encourage Empathy in Children
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    Empathy is vital for social development — it’s what allows us to understand how other people feel and think, and enables us to interact with them in healthy ways. Studies…

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    Why Multicultural Children's Books Matter in the Classroom
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    Children’s books are an important part of any classroom. They are a great way to engage your students and help them learn new things. The best books are those that…

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    Tips on Discussing Race With Your Children
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    If we are to move the needle of social justice forward, we must have honest conversations about race. These conversations are necessary within and outside of BIPOC communities, and should…

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    4 tips to help prevent summer learning loss
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    We know that summer break is probably one of the best times of year for a kid. It’s chocked full of late sleep ins and long days of play. Sometimes,…

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    Activity and Coloring Books Unsung Educational Heroes
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    It goes without question that reading a book is an excellent way to stimulate a scholar’s imagination.  But what about activity books? Can they also be beneficial? Recent studies say…

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    For most kids, summer break is the best time of year! I mean, it’s a break from those dreadful early morning wake-ups. It’s a break from rigid school rules and…

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    diverse kidlit that we absolutely love
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    Multicultural Children’s Book Day is an online celebration rooted in the frustration of two moms who wanted to see diversity in their children’s literature.  They organized and created this national…

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    20 Black Owned Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season
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    As you continue your holiday shopping this season, consider supporting at least one of these Black Owned Indie Bookstores! Afriware Books – Chicago, IL – Afriware Books is a Black…

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    I’ll acknowledge that as of late, my go to reading preference has been fiction.  A compelling novel, capable of captivating my imagination and crafting the kind of experience that will…

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