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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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, 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, 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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Maya's Favorites, Literacy Skills, Early Language, Letters & Sounds, Spelling, Vocabulary, Family Activities, Literacy Activities . By Andrea Hunt | August 22 , 2022

Super Fun, Simple, Free Word Games to Play with Small Kids

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Literacy Skills, Family Activities, Seasonal & Holidays . By Laila Weir | October 26 , 2023

These Christmas Gifts Will Encourage Your Child to Read

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Literacy Skills, Early Language, Vocabulary, Family Activities, Literacy Activities . By Contributor | August 15 , 2022

6 Science-Based Tips for Teaching Your Kids Vocabulary … the Fun Way

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Literacy Skills, Early Language, Letters & Sounds, Family Activities, Parent-School Partnership . By Maya Smart | April 10 , 2023

This Mom of a Struggling Reader Created an Educational Board Game to Teach Kids Reading

When one mom’s son struggled to read, she did everything she could to help. Now, she’s created an educational reading board

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