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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Author & Leader Interviews, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | January 16 , 2023

This Boy We Made: In Conversation with Author Taylor Harris

Literacy advocate Maya Payne Smart interviews Taylor Harris, author of This Boy We Made, A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics and

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15 Picture Books Written by Celebrities Worth Reading to Your Child

Sharing books by people your kids admire is one more way to motivate kids to read. Get started with these excellent kids’ books

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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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Family Activities . By Laila Weir | January 02 , 2023

Smart Story Time January 2023: Awesome Read-Aloud Books for Kids

Discover some awesome new reads to share with your child this month with our recommendations of picture books to read in December

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Kids Books, Literacy Skills, Letters & Sounds, Spelling . By Chrysta Naron | December 26 , 2022

How to Teach Your Child Silent E with 8 Wonderful Picture Books

Discover how to teach silent E, then help your child practice reading silent E with these beautiful picture

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Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Library & Literacy Advocacy, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | December 19 , 2022

This Amazing BIPOC Kids’ Book Store Doubles as a Reading Tutoring Center

Author Maya Payne Smart chats with the founder of Rooted MKE, a Milwaukee bookstore, reading tutoring center, and community space

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Literacy Skills, Letters & Sounds, Family Activities, Read-With-Me Recipes . By Chrysta Naron | December 12 , 2022

This Yummy Yogurt Bark Recipe Teaches Kids to Read Y as a Consonant

Is Y a consonant or a vowel? Explore this tricky letter with your child as you follow a super easy kids’ recipe they can read

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Maya's Favorites, Social Emotional, Personal Development, Community, Library & Literacy Advocacy . By Maya Smart | December 06 , 2022

3 Bookish New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

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