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Celebrate Día Children’s Day by Reading Diverse Books

Posted 3 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children and Parenting and Culture and Diversity | Tagged with children's day, coding, dia, diverse books, early literacy, El día de los libros and El día de los niños

Día, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), is a nationally recognized initiative emphasizing the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds.

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What's in the Egg? Picture Books Featuring Eggs

Posted 3 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge and Children and Parenting | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, eggs - fiction, PBS, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read and stories

You never know what surprising and extraordinary animal may pop out of an egg! All kinds of picture books featuring eggs are posted here. Happy Spring!

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Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics

Posted 7 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 8 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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