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This Is How I Made Books Come Alive For My Kids

This Is How I Made Books Come Alive for My Kids

What’s your favorite book you’ve read or heard?  I have many favorites and so do my kids, and I’m sure you still remember the first time you read its pages.  I’ll never forget taking two of my children to see Ladybug Girl and The Bug Squad live.  Based on stories written by David Soman and Jackie Davis, the series talks about the many ways that Lulu solves problems and engages in play through the power of imagination.  At the time, my older child struggled to read well and still stumbled through some of the words on the pages.  I thought it would be great to encourage her by seeing this story come to life, and we got so much more from the experience.  Here are four takeaways from the experiences with attending literature turned plays.

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Put That Card to Good Use: Five Ways to Explore Your Local Library

Now that the summer’s in full swing, families are looking for ways to maximize the downtime they may have during these next few weeks.  One of our favorite places to go is our local public library, not only because it has tons of books–and air conditioning for those hot days, but also because many really cool things happen all throughout the year [especially during summer break].  The public library has so much to offer, so here are a few things you can do alone, with friends, or with your family at the best place to learn a new language, gain perspective on a historical event, or build a new skill.

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