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Hail to the Chief

Hail to the Chief

Read about the history of voting, presidential trivia, or a duck who thinks he should be in charge, in this list of recommended books for kids ages 0-9.

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How To Turn A Favorite Book Into A Board Game

I think we can all agree that great books are great and that a great board game is nearly as great as a great book. This crafty (and pretty great) activity will have you and your kids turning a favorite book into a brand new board game with a whole lot of artistic family fun. […]

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Hinky Pinks — A Rhyming Synonyms Vocabulary Activity

My oldest daughter is a member of her school’s logic games and puzzles club this year in 6th grade and has recently introduced her little sister and my wife and I to the linguistic world of hinky pinks (also called hink pink and hinky pinkies, depending on the # of syllables used). Not only fun […]

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Found (Sock) Poetry Game

Poetry is a wonderful way to get kids thinking about words in a not-so-literal sense. Encourage your child’s poetic side with this silly found poetry game.

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Sticky Sensory Tracing for Preschoolers

Tracing for preschoolers is a great way to build their confidence as they learn to write. Combine sensory with tracing has a hands on way to learn to write.

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Start the Year with a Laugh!

You’ve heard of “ringing in” the New Year, but how about laughing it in? Give it a try with these stories that are sure to start your child’s year off with a chortle.

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It’s a Small World After All

You don’t need a passport to explore the world! This collection of recommended books for kids ages 0-9 brings the world to them.