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Find expert reading strategies and useful tips to help introduce children to the wonderful world of reading on their own with I Can Read!

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The 5 Flowers Pinkalicious Would Give on Valentine’s Day & 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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4 Ways to Help Your Child Face Their Fears

As children grow and develop, it’s normal for them to feel nervous or scared, especially in new situations. Even the bravest of us sometimes wish we had a bit more nerve. But bravery can be a tough thing to teach. Perhaps the best thing you can do as a parent …

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How to Identify the First Steps to Reading

Is your child ready to start reading on his or her own? Listening to them sound out their first words can be incredibly satisfying and exciting! But kids develop at all different rates, so knowing what signs to be on the lookout for can help make the learn-to-read experience a …

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6 Tips to Get Your Child Reading This Summer

      It’s summertime! Families everywhere are looking forward to a well deserved break from the routine of school. While everyone loves the sunshine and smiles that come around this time of year, it’s important to remember the “summer slump” or the common decline of academic achievement that happens …

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5 Lessons to Learn From I Can Read Books!

  New research shows that what children hear at a young age through reading aloud is likely to help shape their perspectives and how they act. Take advantage of this by finding great books to read aloud that teach your children great lessons while having fun! 1. To be themselves: …

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7 Steps for Sharing Spooky Stories with Beginning Readers

Halloween is right around the corner! Here are seven spooky tips for reading with your kiddos this holiday:

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5 Reading Tips for Back to School

A new school year means a whole new schedule and routine for families. Below are some tips to keep reading front and center as your children head back to school!

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Finding the Perfect Book for Your Child: A Guide to I Can Read!™ Levels

One of a child’s proudest achievements is learning how to read, and one of a parent’s proudest achievements is guiding the child from reading together to reading alone.

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Classroom Activity Ideas: My First I Can Read! Books

The My First books in the I Can Read! series tell stories that new and emerging readers love because the stories are relatable. The characters in the books at this level are often experiencing the same types of events the children at this age level may be experiencing. Below are …

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Your Child Is Starting to Read Independently. Now What?

When your child advances through the I Can Read! reading levels and becomes a more confident reader, it’s a proud moment for any parent. But it’s also an important time for parents to make sure their children get the help they may need.

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Get Caught Reading!

It’s never too early to introduce your child to the world of reading. A good place to start is by creating a home environment where reading is not only enjoyed, but is part of everyday life. Here are some simple ways to make it easier and more fun for your …

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Introducing My Very First I Can Read!—The Entry Point for New, Emergent Readers

To help kids discover the path to reading, we recently launched a new reading level: My Very First I Can Read!. This level features three box sets that guide children from Guided Reading Levels (GRL) 1 through G and, of course, a loveable character named Tug the Pup!

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Too Easy, Too Hard, or Just Right?How to Know When Your Child is Ready to Advance

As parents, it’s important to help guide our children through the stages of reading and to find the perfect book for our child’s reading level. The book shouldn’t be too easy or too hard—it should be just right. But what is just right for one child isn’t just right for …

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Pairing Reading with Activities

As a parent, there are many ways you can make reading more fun for your child: using voices, asking questions along the way, and letting your child choose the books. But another great way to spark your child’s interest in reading is by using I Can Read! books in conjunction …

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