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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Community, Library & Literacy Advocacy . By Maya Smart | August 28 , 2023

How a Milwaukee Summer Reading Program Builds a Better Tomorrow

Author Maya Smart reflects on fostering literacy & life success for kids Milwaukee & beyond with programs like Tragil Wade

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Literacy Skills, Early Language, Letters & Sounds, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing, Print Awareness, Parent-School Partnership, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | 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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Maya's Favorites, Personal Development, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | 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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Kids Books, Literacy Skills, Letters & Sounds . By Maya Smart | June 05 , 2023

How to Choose the Best ABC Books for Preschoolers 

When it comes to teaching the ABCs, not all alphabet books are created equal. This post tells how to pick ABC books for

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Maya's Favorites . By Maya Smart | February 27 , 2023

Three Fantastic Ways to Tour a Selfie Museum But Make It Educational

The new trend of selfie museums may seem shallow. But they offer parents a way to bond with kids and can even be educational.

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Maya's Favorites . By Maya Smart | January 04 , 2023

Year in Review: How I Leveled Up in 2022

Literacy advocate and author Maya Payne Smart reflects on the many ways she’s working to empower and inspire our society to

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Social Emotional, Family Activities, Seasonal & Holidays, Personal Development . By Maya Smart | January 03 , 2023

How to Launch Your Best New Year with a Family Year in Review Keepsake

Complete this sweet family year in review exercise to reflect and start the new year off right with your

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Maya's Favorites, Literacy Skills, Community, Author & Leader Interviews, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | September 02 , 2022

Event Recap: Reading for Our Lives Book Launch Party with Milwaukee Public Library

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