10 Tips to Help Beginning Readers Get Ready for Kindergarten

Raise your hand if you have a little one entering preschool or kindergarten in the upcoming school year. Now raise your hand if you’re just a little concerned that they may not be ready.  That’s a lot of hands! Rest assured, this feeling of concern is completely normal. You want the best for your kid and guess what: we do too. The good news? If you have created a culture of reading in your household, you have already taken critical steps by laying a reading foundation. This reading foundation grows incrementally. Reading aloud to your little one helps with memory and familiarizes children with...
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Enough with the Mean Kids

It’s 5:00 AM. The alarm goes off. Whether or not you find a cup of coffee the best thing about waking up, you pull yourself out of bed and get on with your morning routine. Shower. Check. Devotion. Check. Breakfast. Check. Backpacks. Check. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. – Colossians 3:12 And like that, you’re off. Perhaps you drop your kiddos off during your morning commute. Or maybe your children walk or are bussed to school. No matter which...
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Last-Minute Easter Basket Books for Kids

Easter is just a few days away, but there’s still time to include a great book or two for your kids! We’ve rounded up our top 20 picks, suitable for kids of most ages. 1. The Beginner’s Bible: A favorite for families for nearly 30 years, The Beginner’s Bible covers 94 major stories of the Bible, with bright and colorful artwork and text perfect for reading together. 2. We are the Gardeners: This new picture book by Joanna Gaines is perfect for your little gardener and all the spring activities! 3....
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