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Parents are a child's first teacher. Take a look at the articles to keep up to date on the latest research which promotes educational success.

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Amy Joyce
Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

Anne Schwartzberg
7 Reading Tips for Parents

Claire Gagne
How to raise a reader

Erin Zammett Ruddy
18 Genius Ways to Make Kids Love Reading

Johnson, Sharlene from Parents Magazine
How to Raise a Reader

Kim Nassoiy, UCF Forum columnist
Want Preschoolers To Become Successful? Allow Them To Play More

Laser, Andrea
Tuning Out to Tune In: How Time Outside Can Improve Readiness to Learn Inside

10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Playdough Power

Read Anything and Everything to Your Child

Reinforcing Language Skills

Support Writing at Home

Wiggling, Giggling, and Moving from Head to Toe: Books to Encourage Exercise

The Benefits of Reading to your Newborn

Paul, Pamela and Russo, Maria
How to Raise a Reader

Perri Klass, M.D.
Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention

Reading Rockets
Wordless picture books

Reading Rockets
Making predictions

Reading Rockets
10 Things You Can Do to Raise a Reader

Reading Tips for Parents (PBS)

Sarah S. MacLaughlin and Rebecca Parlakian
Read Early and Often (May 12, 2017)

20 Ways to Boost your Baby’s Brain Power

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Child Development Chart

Square Space
Learn and Grow Activities

Zero to Three
5 Ways to Raise a Reader... Starting from Birth (Aug 4, 2016)

What makes a good toy?

Your guide to age appropriate toys

Good Toys for Young Children by Age and Stage

Toy Buying Tips for Babies & Young Children: AAP Report Explained

Toy Recalls

Tips for Choosing Toys for Toddlers