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Songs by Librarians for Librarians

Last updated: 05/11/2018

In January 2018, the New York Public Library (NYPL) released their first-ever album of original children’s music, NYPL Sings! Former NYPL children’s librarian Emily Elizabeth L

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Grant Supports Early Literacy and Family Corners

Last updated: 05/11/2018

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center in Fayetteville, NC established interactive Early Literacy Family (ELF) Corners at all eight locations to encourage families t

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7 ways to promote positive reading habits for older children

Last updated: 05/09/2018

(Getty Images/iStockphoto) “I went on a really fun field trip today,” our son informed the family over dinner after a science trip to a local river. “We got to row, but not i

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What is Giftedness?

Last updated: 05/09/2018

Children are gifted when their ability is significantly above the norm for their age. Giftedness may manifest in one or more domains such as; intellectual, creative, artistic, lead

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Eighth-graders taking Advance Placement language classes? Oui.

Last updated: 05/09/2018

Last year, Falls Church students Bruno Del Moral and Marie Roche took Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture and got excellent scores on the grueling four-hour final exam.

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The Brain Science Is In: Students' Emotional Needs Matter

Last updated: 05/09/2018

What the neuro-, cognitive, and behavioral research says about social-emotional learning Among policy elites and pundits in education, the urgency to improve academic achievement h

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Amazon Alexa to reward kids who say: 'Please'

Last updated: 05/08/2018

Amazon's smart assistant Alexa can now be made to encourage children to say: "Please," and: "Thank you," when issuing it voice commands. The new function addresses some parents' co

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Parenting Tip of the Week – Strengthening Protective Factors in your Community

Last updated: 05/08/2018

We all want the best for our children. One way to ensure that all children have the opportunity to grow up feeling safe and loved is to make an effort to learn about and promote th

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Flor and Miranda Steal the Show

Last updated: 05/08/2018

Eleven-year-olds Flor and Miranda both help out with their families’ acts at a traveling carnival: Miranda sings in a ranchera band with her siblings, and Flor helps out in her o

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Creating a world, not just a book: Look for Ladybird in Plant City.

Last updated: 05/08/2018

In November 2015, I was asked by Rachel Williams and her team at Frances Lincoln Children’s Books to come up with an idea for a book. It was an exciting opportunity, but scary at

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