Parent-School Partnership, Library & Literacy Advocacy . By Maya Smart | February 12 , 2024

How to Choose a Preschool or Childcare for Your Child

Choosing a preschool or childcare for your child? Use this guide from national literacy thought leader Maya Payne Smart to make

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Parent-School Partnership, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | January 01 , 2024

The Overlooked Tool Parents Have for Getting Kids Ready to Read

Parent educator Maya Payne Smart discusses an easily overlooked tool parents have at their disposal in preparing their kids to

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Literacy Skills, Early Language, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | July 24 , 2023

Why & How to Talk to Your Baby: ‘Language Nutrition’ Feeds the Brain

Talking to babies is so vital to their brain development that it’s often called language nutrition. And some ways of talking

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Family Activities, Literacy Activities . By Laila Weir | November 06 , 2023

Looking for a Fun Way to Encourage Reading? Try Reading Bingo for Kids

Discover how to use reading bingo to encourage kids to read more, plus get a free printable reading bingo card for

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Literacy Skills, Early Language, Letters & Sounds, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing, Print Awareness, Parent-School Partnership, Books for Adults . By Fernando Bautista | August 02 , 2023

Happy Book Birthday to Me! My Parenting Book for Raising Readers Turns 1

Author Maya Smart reflects after year one of her parenting book for raising readers, Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action

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Literacy Skills, Early Language, Community, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | June 26 , 2023

We Should All Be Readers: How and Why Parents Should Teach Reading

To attain the consciousness, solidarity, and equity our society so desperately needs, we must be informed and deliberate in

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Parent-School Partnership, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | December 04 , 2023

Early Intervention for Developmental Delays: What Parents Need to Know

Learn about how to tell if your child has a developmental delay and what kind of help is available, plus what to expect if you

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Parent-School Partnership, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | January 09 , 2024

This Doctor Has a Prescription for Creating Lifelong Readers

Author Maya Smart talks with pediatrician Dipesh Navsaria of Reach Out and Read about easy ways parents can help their kids

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Family Activities, Literacy Activities, Seasonal & Holidays . By Maya Smart | December 18 , 2023

6 Festive Play & Learn Activities for Tots & Preschoolers — Free Printables

Download 6 fun (and educational!) printable crafts & recipes to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa & New Year's with tots and

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Maya's Favorites, Personal Development, Books for Adults . By Fernando Bautista | May 29 , 2023

How to Assess Your Child’s Development & When to Seek Help

Parenting author and literacy advocate Maya Payne Smart outlines a framework to follow when evaluating your child’s development

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