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Meg Raby

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Meg Raby is a speech language pathologist, children’s book author and reviewer of children’s books published by many well-known publishing houses including Chronicle Books, HarperCollins and Gibbs Smith. She runs two Instagram accounts, @bedtime.stories.forevermore, where she highlights only the best in children’s literature, and @mybrotherotto, where she advocates for autistic children and adults while championing the message that everyone should be included.

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From Awareness to Acceptance: 10 Children's Books that Accurately Portray What It Is to Be Autistic

Here are 10 children's books that can help both kids and grown-ups see the beauty of neurodiversity, start to make the societal shift from mere awareness of autism to complete acceptance and inclusion, and better understand and celebrate autistic peers.
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Five Parents of Children With Autism Share Stories and Insights on Life in 2020

From Alabama to Essex, meet five parents from different autism households as they share their perspectives and stories from life with their kids in 2020, as well as some of the wisdom they’re taking into the new year.

DIY Stocking Stuffers That Don't Cost a Dime

Here are four ideas for stocking stuffers you can make yourself that are sure to bring smiles to your little ones this holiday season — all without spending a dime!
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Get Cozy with These 7 Wintry Math Children's Books

Don’t think learning about math with picture books is possible? Think again and get comfy with this carefully curated book list of wintry mathematical board and picture books to assist learning at home in a seriously fun way.
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Make an Easy, Festive — and Affordable — Thanksgiving Garland

Here is a homemade Thanksgiving garland activity you can make with the little ones in your life to celebrate the season. Bonus! It’s also a great way to tune out for a moment and practice a little bit of mindfulness.
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Books for Teaching Children That It’s OK to Not Feel OK

It’s natural to want to shield children from negative emotions but allowing them to feel them is one of the most loving things parents and caregivers can do — as long it’s done in an honest and sensitive way. Here’s a book list to help you talk about sadness, anger and fear.

A Book List for Teaching Little Ones Tolerance and Understanding

From diversity of culture, race, religion, skin color — even neurodiversity — there’s so many differences in all of us to understand and love! Here’s a book list with selections for even the littlest of learners to help you raise tolerant, loving people.
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How to Raise a Voter: 7 Children's Books on Elections and Democracy

Helping children understand the election process and the importance of voting can actually be enjoyable with the help of books. Here's a list to help get you started.
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A Notorious Book List for Children in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be remembered as a helper of humanity and a trailblazer for women. Here is a list of the best children’s books about or featuring RBG for ages 0-8.
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Using Screen Time to Grow Social and Language Skills for Your Child with Autism

Co-viewing is a great way for parents to reinforce social communication skills and the understanding of feelings and emotions.
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