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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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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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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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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Social Emotional, Personal Development, Author & Leader Interviews, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | October 09 , 2023

Help Your Child Succeed by Uncovering Their Passion, Purpose & Potential

Parenting authors discuss how to help your child find their passions, help your child succeed, and support them to reach their

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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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Kids Books, Books for Adults . By Chrysta Naron | October 03 , 2022

Girl Power Picture Books: 11 Female Authors for Your Child’s Bookshelf

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Literacy Skills, Early Language, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | July 10 , 2023

5 Touchstones for Parents Teaching Kids to Read

Discover powerful, actionable advice for parents teaching kids to read, from literacy advocate and author Maya Payne

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