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Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics

Posted 3 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with adoption, animals, diversity , early literacy, emotions, families, friends, gender identity, insects fiction, love, marriage, picture books, same sex marriage and weddings

A selection of endearing stories for young children that focus on a variety of topics like family, friends, gender identity, individuality, love, marriage, tolerance, self-acceptance, kindness, respect, mental disabilities, nonconformity, teasing, social issues, emotions, immigrants, racism, friendship and courage.

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7 Really Good Reasons to Read to Your Baby and Toddler

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting | Tagged with babies, books for children, child development, early literacy, picture books, reading and toddlers

Reading to your baby from the start will lead to positive long-term benefits including cognitive, language and social skills. This post includes helpful tips and resources for parents, teachers and caregivers of young children.

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