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Reading Tips For Parents & Educators

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

3 Reasons Why MY FIRST I CAN READ is Perfect for Shared Reading

It’s never too early to start reading aloud to your child. As they start showing signs that they may be able to begin to read on their own , shared reading offers many benefits. Among other things, it can help improve memory retention and build their vocabulary. It can also …

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5 Ways to Get Your Child Ready for School

Do you have a child who’s entering kindergarten or first grade this fall? A summer reading routine can help improve their reading comprehension and literacy and prepare them for school. With I Can Read stories, reading can also be fun! Here are a few tips and tricks to keep kids …

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How to Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

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

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How to Help a Child 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 ways. Here are five things you can …

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How to Improve Your Child’s Vocabulary

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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 drastically. As they start learning how to read on their own, you can actively help …

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How to Explore Nature with Your Children

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 can make it easier to get outside with your kids too, and …

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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 Still So Iconic After Five Decades

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 & 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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