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    5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Author’s Visit 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    An author’s visit to a school can be a memorable and enriching experience for students, teachers, and the entire school community. However, it’s important for educators to be prepared in…

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    5 Ways to Celebrate Dandelion Day in your Classroom 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    Dandelion Day is an annual celebration that occurs on April 5th. It is a unique holiday that celebrates the resilient and versatile dandelion plant. Dandelion Day is a great opportunity…

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    Why Representation Matters in STE(A)M Education 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    Sharing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) picture books with characters of color can be a valuable way to promote diversity and inclusivity in children’s literature and to inspire an…

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    How to Select Culturally Responsible Children’s Books for Black History Month 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    Black History Month is one of my favorite times of year! It’s a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black people throughout history. It’s also a time when…

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    National Inventors Day: Celebrating the Contributions of Black Inventors 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    Every year on February 11th, we celebrate National Inventors Day to honor the individuals who have made significant contributions to our world through their inventions and innovations. While we often…

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    Benefits of Adding Multicultural Children’s Books to Your Home and School Library 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    It’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day! I love celebrating this day, not only because I’m a proud MCBD Sponsor, but also because I understand the value of sharing multicultural children’s books…

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    4 Ways You Can Celebrate Kid Inventors’ Day 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    Kid Inventors’ Day is a holiday that celebrates the creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills of young inventors. It is observed annually on January 17th in honor of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday,…

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    Five Easy Ways to Teach Self-Accountability to Children 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    Teaching kids to be accountable for their actions can be a challenge, especially when they’re young. Nevertheless, it’s an important life skill that we must instill, as it will help…

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    Why Holiday Shopping Should Start With Picture Books
    Why Holiday Shopping Should Start With Picture Books 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    Christmas is a time of fun, family, food and of course gifts! Gift giving can sometimes be a bit daunting, especially when you’re trying to determine what to get the…

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    Ways to Teach Children Civic Responsibility
    7 Fantastic Ways to Teach Children Civic Responsibility 1024 576 pmclaurin pmclaurin

    Election season reminds us all of the importance of civic engagement. I considered how important it is to teach this concept to children as well. By nature, children are curious…

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