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 | 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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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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Literacy Skills, Early Language, Letters & Sounds, Spelling, Vocabulary, Print Awareness . By Andrea Hunt | January 23 , 2023

Music To Their Ears: Why Poetry And Rhyming Books Are Awesome For Kids

Little kids love rhymes. But do poetry for kids and rhyming books help engage young readers and develop literacy? You bet. Find

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Kids Books, Parent-School Partnership . By Laila Weir | August 14 , 2023

Reading Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Engaged

Discover helpful reading tips for kindergarten parents & preschool parents, and reading tips for parents of elementary students

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Meditation, Massage… Story Time? Reading Aloud Has Surprising Benefits for Parents

Need another reason to read to your kids? Shared reading is self-care for parents! Find out how it can work small wonders &

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