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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Maya's Favorites, 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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Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Library & Literacy Advocacy . By Maya Smart | November 27 , 2023

Meet a Reading Champion: How the ‘Book Lady’ Promotes Literacy

Meet a reading hero: Linda Mitchell, aka The Book Lady, runs Metro East Literacy Project in Saint Louis and works to promote

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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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Community, Library & Literacy Advocacy . By Maya Smart | December 11 , 2023

What a Year! Promoting Literacy for All On the Road and Online

Literacy advocate Maya Payne Smart, author of Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six, reflects on her

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Community, Library & Literacy Advocacy . By Maya Smart | October 30 , 2023

10 Ways to Help Me Promote Literacy for All

Author and literacy advocate Maya Payne Smart invites readers to join her Reading for Our Lives movement to promote literacy for

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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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