Literacy Skills, Early Language . By Maya Smart | January 15 , 2014

Wise Woman Mellody Hobson

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Literacy Skills, Early Language . By Maya Smart | March 21 , 2014

TEDxRVA Giveaway

Today’s giveaway is in partnership with TEDxRVA, a local event that engages dynamic audiences with live talks by locally

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Literacy Skills, Early Language . By Maya Smart | May 05 , 2014

The Most Beautiful Thing about Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o is gorgeous. People magazine got that right when handing her the 2014 “World’s Most Beautiful” title.

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Maya's Favorites, Kids Books, Literacy Skills, Early Language, Community, Diversity & Inclusion . By Maya Smart | May 30 , 2014

We Need Diverse Books to Build Character through Characters

As I watch the #weneeddiversebooks hashtag fly on Twitter, I’m reminded that seeing some element of yourself reflected in the

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Literacy Skills, Early Language . By Maya Smart | January 14 , 2015

Help Shaka win $100,000 for Friends RVA in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge

Vote Smart in the 2015 Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. Shaka has again selected FRIENDS Association for Children

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Maya's Favorites, Kids Books, Literacy Skills, Early Language . By Maya Smart | January 21 , 2015

Books: The Greatest Gift of All

I think books need some cheerleading these days as gift options for kids. They aren’t (usually) shiny, they don’t (hopefully)

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Literacy Skills, Early Language . By Maya Smart | April 08 , 2016

Are You Raising a Reader?

It’s hard to know where a parent’s work ends in supporting children’s academic achievement. Witness the helicopter parent

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