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Tapping Into Mindfulness Toolbox for the New School Year

Creating a mindfulness toolbox can be a great way to focus on the things we can control, teach children life long coping skills, and build good self-care habits.
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Libraries Closed? Low-Cost Options to Keep Kids Reading

With libraries experiencing closures and limited hours, we have compiled some ways to access a variety of books at a low cost or no cost.
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Radio Storytime: A Librarian's Solution to a Pandemic Problem

Meet Claudia Haines, the children's librarian in Homer, Alaska, who came up with a creative way to bring story time to her community when the library closed because of COVID-19.
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Discovering Joy in Books: Tips for Families of Reluctant Readers

For parents who don't enjoy reading, doing it with kids might seem like a necessary chore, but with a few tips, there is plenty of hope to revive a household of reluctant readers.
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Activities at Home: Ramp and Roll in the Hallway

In this activity, you will build ramps to play with testing different heights, distances and speeds.
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8 Audiobooks and Podcasts to “Read Aloud” for Kids

Here is an incomplete list of the best audiobooks and podcasts for most children ages 3-8 years old.
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3 Fun Ways to Build Science Skills in the Summer

Here's a collection of science activities that will allow children to think creatively, make predictions and practice hands-on learning right at home.
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4 Ways to Foster Social-Emotional Learning Skills From Your Living Room

Here are a few activity ideas that you can do in the living room that support early learning in core subject areas while also emphasizing social-emotional skills.

Activities at Home: A Breathing Wand to Practice Mindfulness in the Living Room

Promote your little one’s emotional well-being by making a breathing wand to teach breathing techniques, positive affirmations and mindfulness.
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Kid-Friendly Recipe: Artistic Toast

Foster your little ones' creativity by making toast that is as original and creative as they are — but also delicious!
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