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7 Ways to Encourage Children to Read

Statistics and common sense tell you that children who read learn so much:

  1. They use their imaginations to bring the books to life.
  2. They learn vocabulary.
  3. They learn to reason and evaluate.
  4. They develop an understanding of the world and other people.
  5. They learn more easily in school after learning to read at home. …

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Groundhog Day Celebration: Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

… Perhaps the most whimsical holiday we celebrate on our calendar is Groundhog’s Day.

More interesting is the movie, Groundhog’s Day, in which the same day is repeated endless times…

By writing repeatedly, practicing diligently, people can become more competent at their writing. I still remember when my college English professor admonished me to “Write more gracefully!”…


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What to Write – That Special Thing

Sitting in the tiny kids’ library area in an equally tiny chair, I glanced over at the shelf and saw a book that I remembered from my childhood. The book, Blue Willow, brought to life a migrant child’s story about her one cherished possession, a blue willow plate.

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