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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!

8 Earth Day Activities for Kids That Will 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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5 Tips for Reading At Home With Your Youngsters During the Pandemic

5 Tips for Reading at Home with Your Kids During Coronavirus

Well—it’s been an interesting few weeks to say the least. As we’re all staying home and doing our best to practice social distancing to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, I’ve been trying to stay positive and practice gratitude. One theme that I’ve noticed popping up on my social feeds …

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Frog and Toad’s Influence & Why Your Child Will Adore These Characters

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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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kid for the Classroom with Confidence

Going back to school can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time for both parents and children. The best thing you can do is be overly prepared! That’s where we come in. I Can Read! stories are fun to read and steadily improve reading comprehension and literacy. They’re a …

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Separation Anxiety and How To Help Your Child Let Go

It’s normal for youngsters to experience separation anxiety. Whether they’re hesitant to leave you or attached to a favorite blanket or stuffed animal, kids find comfort in the familiar. There are certain things that they’ll never outgrow (like you!) but as they enter school, they may be faced with situations …

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Build Self-Esteem in Your Youngster Struggling With Reading

Early readers progress at all different rates. If you have a child who’s struggling with reading, the summer holidays can be a welcome break from the routine. It can also be the perfect time to help them build their literacy skills in fun, new ways! Here are five things you …

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Vocabulary Tips to Improve Your Child’s Literacy

How to Improve Your Child's Vocab Header

Did you know that if you read to your child for 20 minutes every day, they will hear 1.8 million words per year? Just a small investment of time each day can improve their vocabulary for life! As they start learning how to read on their own, you can actively …

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Nature Calls: Fun Ways to Explore the Outdoors with Your Kids

It’s finally spring, and Little Critter is heading outside to explore! In Little Critter: Exploring the Outdoors, Little Critter and his classmates take a field trip into the woods to study their natural surroundings. The change of season makes it easier to get outside with your kids, too. Further, a …

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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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