Babies (0-18 months)

Encouragement is Key!

When we think of raising children to be the best that they can be, we think of teaching them every single thing we can stretch into our time. Oftentimes, when we talk about teaching them the things they need to know, we think of popular mainstream subjects such as math, reading, science, and history. But, we also need to be encouraging them to be what they want to be, growing up and finding what makes them happy too.

The Dynamite Angela Dominguez

Born in Mexico City, author and illustrator Angela Dominguez grew up in Texas. Named several times as a Pura Belpré Honor for illustration, she now lives on the East Coast. Her friendly and open artwork invites the reader into a world where they can truly see themselves and others.

 

 

Waiting for Baby Book Cover

Welcoming a New Baby

Expanding your family is a crazy yet wonderful time. Luckily, there are picture books for almost every situation that can help ease the transition for your little ones.

Anansi the Spider

I Love Bugs!

Summer is a great time for getting outside and exploring all the tiny creatures that surround us. Check out these activities and books to help you and your kids learn more about all the creepy crawlies hiding in plain sight!

Boy in Cape Jumping

Books and Active Kids

Active kids love to run and explore the world around them. But how can you read a story when your kid is always on the move? 

Girl counting on fingers

Reading Counts: Exposing Your Little One to Numbers through Books

Reading aloud to your young child is a great way to promote early literacy skills. But, did you know that it’s also an amazing opportunity to expose your little one to numbers and counting? In this article, we’ll talk about how children developmentally prepare to become mathematicians, and how you as a parent and/or caregiver can help facilitate their learning. One, two, three, let’s begin!

Your baby's brain is developing at a rapid pace! Now is the time to read.

3 Tips on Reading To Your Baby (and What Books to Read)

Research shows that up to 80% of a child's brain development takes place before age three, making the earliest years the most essential in regards to creating a lifelong reader and learner. Here are some facts about your baby's brain development and some suggested shared reading. 

Good Night, Sleep Tight: Reading at Bedtime

Reading stories before bed is a great way to engage with your child and ensure their lifelong love of books and stories. It is also a key opportunity to bond with your child and show them how much you enjoy reading and books too.

Children’s books can be really funny-for adults. Like, knee-slapping, belly-laughing, side-splitting funny.

Reading Should Be Serious....ly funny!

We all know that reading to your child is an important part of their development. But did you know it can also be hilarious? There are lots of children's books out there that will have you and your child both laughing out loud!

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