The Best Graphic Novels to Engage Early Readers

A list of top graphic novels for early readers

Graphic novels for early readers are a great way to engage your youngest children in a good book. Graphic novels for early readers often heavily rely on pictures and simple language to tell the story. They are fantastic visual stories And while these graphic novels are perfect for your youngest readers, older children will also …

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101 Things Standardized Tests Can’t Measure About Your Unique Child

Testing isn't everything. Here are 101 things a Standardized Test can't measure.

There are so many important skills and talents that standardized tests don’t measure. And it’s important to keep them in mind when you are staring at your child’s standardized test scores. Maybe you are feeling frustrated, disappointed, or concerned because the standardized test score doesn’t reflect your child’s unique gifts. Your child is witty, fun, …

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Over 30 Graphic Novels Your Elementary Schooler Will Love

This list of over 30 graphic novels for elementary school is perfect for your child.

This collection of graphic novels for elementary school children is the perfect way to find a title that will engage your youngest readers. But don’t be surprised when older children find themselves immersed in these titles as well. And while an engaging graphic novel is a great way to encourage a reluctant reader, don’t limit …

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A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Encourage Moms on Mother’s Day

Read about a simple idea for mother's day gift for friends

Years ago, I began a mother’s day tradition of sending a mother’s day gift to friends that would encourage and support them. It’s become one of my favorite mother’s day traditions. I absolutely love sitting down to write an encouraging note to people who have meant a lot to me during the year. And in …

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Practical Ideas for Reading Shakespeare Plays with Kids

Practical Tips for Reading Shakespeares Plays with Kids

Introducing Shakespeare’s plays to your kids is a fantastic way to lay the foundation so your children can learn to appreciate and enjoy Shakespeare. Unfortunately, the words and the language of Shakespeare’s plays can be intimidating for adults, making it intimidating to introduce the plays to children. Do not let that stop you from tackling this subject …

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How to Introduce Your Kids to Shakespeare by Playing with Words

Shakespeare with Kids can be fun when you start with his language.

Reading Shakespeare with kids can be fun. Yes. I said FUN. Shakespeare was a master wordsmith and his creative use of language is a fantastic way to introduce your kids to The Bard. From his creative words that we still use today to his amazing insults, reading Shakespeare can be a ton of fun and …

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