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Sunday, September 19, 2021
How to Get Your Kids to Read More This Summer

How to Get Your Kids to Read More This Summer

Photo: ShutterstockGetting our kids to read consistently can be a challenge. But given how the end of the school year just went down, you may be especially worried that you need to help them step up their reading game, at least so they don’t slip backward in the months leading up to whatever fall will…
Kids Can Still Earn Free Pizza Hut by Reading

Kids Can Still Earn Free Pizza Hut by Reading

Photo: ShutterstockIf you were a kid in the 1980s or ‘90s, you may remember reading predominantly in order to earn free Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas. Launched in 1984, Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program is built on the premise that the promise of cheesy, deep-dish goodness would be an effective enough motivator to get kids…
These Free Books Can Help Kids with Autism Understand the Pandemic

These Free Books Can Help Kids with Autism Understand the Pandemic

Image: Tara Tuchel (Autism Littler Learners)It can be difficult for any child (or adult, honestly) to grasp all the changes we’ve had to make in our lives this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But children with autism often need a little extra help in understanding why life looks so different right now, especially as…
How to Read J.K. Rowling’s New Chapter Book for Free

How to Read J.K. Rowling’s New Chapter Book for Free

Image: J.K. RowlingJ.K. Rowling pulled a literal box out of her literal attic a few weeks ago in order to literally dust off a draft of a book she wrote many years ago while still in the midst of writing the Harry Potter series. Now, as a coronavirus era gift to children (and adults) everywhere,…
How to Get Your Kid Started on Stephen King

How to Get Your Kid Started on Stephen King

Photo: Jaclyn Youhana GarverMost Stephen King readers I know discovered the man in their youth. They stumbled on a copy of Cujo or Firestarter in a library book sale and carted it home, and then they couldn’t put it down, and then their tiny story-loving minds exploded. In the best way possible.There are plenty of…
Sign Your Kids Up for Summer Reading While Libraries Are Closed

Sign Your Kids Up for Summer Reading While Libraries Are Closed

Photo: ShutterstockParticipating in the summer reading program at my local library was always a Very Big Deal when I was growing up. I’d ride my bike to the library (this was a thing we could do!), submit my lists of titles and, in return, I’d receive raffle tickets that might earn me a free T-shirt.…
Have Far-Away Family Make Bedtime Story Videos for Your Kids

Have Far-Away Family Make Bedtime Story Videos for Your Kids

Photo: ShutterstockWe’re all about connecting with friends and family via FaceTime and Zoom and whatnot right now. And for some kids, particularly older kids, that can be a great way to curb the feelings of isolation that we’re all feeling. But for younger kids who may not be old enough to really understand what is…
Google’s New ‘Read Along’ App Can Help Elementary School Kids Improve Their Reading Skills

Google’s New ‘Read Along’ App Can Help Elementary School Kids Improve...

Image: ShutterstockIf you’re at home with a little one that’s just starting to learn to read, Google has a new free resource you can use to help them along.This week Google launched “Read Along,” an app for elementary school students that helps them practice reading skills. The app is based on Google’s existing app, Bolo,…
Daniel Radcliffe Reads Harry Potter to Us

Daniel Radcliffe Reads Harry Potter to Us

Photo: ShutterstockIf there’s one thing this pandemic has taught us, it’s that we really like it when celebrities read to us. Actor Josh Gad was among the first (and he’s still at it!). Then American hero LeVar Burton stepped up to bring stories to life for kids, young adults and grown-ups alike. And now, Harry…
Let Kids Practice ABCs With Magnets and a Cookie Sheet

Let Kids Practice ABCs With Magnets and a Cookie Sheet

Photo: ShutterstockThere are two things that are universally loved by toddlers: Playing with stuff they’ve pulled from your kitchen cabinets, and magnets. Which is why, if you’ve got some letter magnets and a cookie sheet (plus a Sharpie marker), you’ve got a new activity to keep your little kid busy for at least several minutes.Susie…

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