Reading Tips For Parents & Educators

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8 Earth Day Activities for Kids to Teach Them About the Planet

Since 1970, Earth Day has helped kids learn and have fun while increasing awareness of environmental issues. More than a billion people across 193 countries celebrate it every year and learn ways to become better caretakers of our one and only home. Here are some fun Earth Day activities for kids that will help them …

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Frog and Toad’s Decades-Long Influence on Children’s Literacy

Frog and Toad and their influence on children's books

Over the span of 26 years, Arnold Lobel wrote and illustrated countless children’s books and received numerous accolades for his work –– a Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honors, and a Newbery Honor to name a few. He’s among a select few authors celebrated for both his illustrations and his writing. …

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3 Reasons Why My First I Can Read! Level Books are Perfect for Shared Reading

PSA: It’s never too early to start reading aloud to your child. As they begin to show signs that they are able to read on their own, shared reading offers mental and emotional benefits. For one, it can help improve memory retention and build their vocabulary. Secondly, it can be …

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The Story Behind Everyone’s Favorite Little Yellow Puppy, Biscuit

Guest post by author Alyssa Satin Capucilli Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, I always dreamed of having a puppy. Through weekly trips to the public library, my puppy existed in the many books and stories I read voraciously. But with one story the librarian pressed into my hands, I felt …

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Benefits of Reading Aloud: How Storytime Can Teach Early Literacy

Benefits of Reading Aloud

Reading aloud with your child has a ton of benefits. Some developmental experts even suggest that it sets them up for success later in life. Among other things, reading aloud can help improve vocabulary, encourage empathy, and aid in social and emotional development. It can also help prepare them to …

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Why Amelia Bedelia is Iconic and Generations of Kids Love Her Quirks

Did you know that the first Amelia Bedelia books were published over fifty years ago? That means the eccentric housekeeper has been teaching children and adults the original use of the word “literally” for half of a century! While the original books are still just as relevant and popular as …

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The 5 Flowers Pinkalicious Would Give on Valentine’s Day and Their Meanings

If there’s one thing Pinkalicious loves (besides the color pink), it’s her garden! In a brand new I Can Read! book for early readers, Pinkalicious and the Flower Fairy, Pinkalicious is absolutely positive that a flower fairy will visit her garden. After all, flower fairies love pink, and so does …

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Free Valentine’s Day Cards from I Can Read!

Happy Valentine’s Day! These free Valentine’s Day cards featuring your kid’s favorite characters will be a hit in your home or the classroom. Simply print, cut them out, and customize! You can download all of the characters at this link. 

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Why Danny the Dinosaur is One of the Greatest Classics for Kids

There are a lot of dinosaur books out there. One of our absolute favorites is Danny and the Dinosaur, which has been popular for more than fifty years! The duo has definitely earned their spot on the list of classic children’s books. Here are four reasons why we think that …

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Things I Learned from Biscuit – Guest Post by the Author!

Guest post from Biscuit author Alyssa Satin Capucilli to celebrate Biscuit’s 20th anniversary “Dear Alyssa Satin Capucilli, I think you should write a Biscuit book called, Biscuit Learns How to Read.” So begins a letter I received after visiting with first grade students recently. Although the young author goes on …

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6 Things You Might Not Know About Paddington Bear!

Paddington is available in I Can Read! for the very first time. Did you read the Paddington books growing up? Chances are you, you did! Maybe you watched the television show or had a Paddington stuffed bear as well. That’s because Paddington Bear has been around for over 50 years …

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