During Women’s History Month, we have an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of women throughout history. Empowerment comes from talking about and highlighting the vital roles that women play in society. As Melinda Gates said so succinctly: “When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits.” Until recently, the…

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Parker Looks Up

History is a great teacher. As Santayana so eloquently said: “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” Along with learning from the darker moments of the past to ensure that they’re never relived, there are many great opportunities to teach children to set their goals and ambitions as high as they…

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The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor

The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor, Illustrations by Peter Parnall Could you put a price on the pleasure of sitting with your child to share a meal, a story?  On waking up to a perfect sunrise, or enjoying a laugh with a dear friend? As the holidays once more approach, it is natural…

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counting books

You can count on finding these number books for children ages 0-6 at the library or on Amazon Smile by clicking the links below: Title Author Ten Fat Turkeys Tony Johnston Carlo Likes Counting Jessica Spanyol Cat Count Betsy Lewin Cleo’s Counting Book Stella Blackstone Count Agnese Baruzzi Count on Culebra Ann Whitford Paul Count…

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Go check it out at your local library or buy it here on Amazon Smile! (If you select Raising A Reader MA as your favorite charity, Amazon will donate 0.05% of your purchase price to us.) Teach music and rhythm to your child through this wonderful book and the activities below! Sing! Transitions between activities…

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Go check it out at your local library or buy it here on Amazon Smile! (If you select Raising A Reader MA as your favorite charity, Amazon will donate 0.05% of your purchase price to us.) Theme: Color Association/Animals Using an I Spy style of writing, this book helps children learn to associate colors with…

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Go check it out at your local library or buy it here on Amazon Smile! (If you select Raising A Reader MA as your favorite charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to us.) Here are 10 activities that you can do before, during, or after story time to extend your child’s learning!…

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This week, we are featuring books and activities relating to lunar new year (which started yesterday)! Go check it out at your local library or buy it here on Amazon Smile! (If you select Raising A Reader MA as your favorite charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to us.) Not only is…

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