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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read
Anyone who's "read" a picture book can tell you that you don't need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures, a parent or child can narrate the... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
5 Read-'Em-Before-You-See-'Em Books to Get Now
If you're one of those families that insist their kids read the book before seeing the movie, there's some serious page-turning in your future. And if you're happy just to be able to go to the movies... read more
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5 Tips to Raise Bilingual Kids from the Very First Word
Growing up as an English speaker in the United States, I rarely thought about language. But after living and working in Costa Rica (where I met my future husband), I knew when I got pregnant that I... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Why Your Kid Should Read Banned Books
What do The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Native Son, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, and The Adventures of Captain Underpants have in common? At... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Practical Tips for Parents of Exceptional Readers
Kids reading is something to celebrate. But if your kid's an advanced reader -- a preschooler who’s already reading, or an elementary or middle school kid who’s reading way above grade level -- ... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
6 Research-Backed Sites and Apps That Can Boost Your Kid's Report Card
For many parents and kids grading season isn't the slam-dunk, high-five, fist-bumping celebration you were hoping for. But you don't need to hire an expensive tutor or run off to the after-school... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Books FTW! Summer Reading Challenges to Hook Kids on Books
For many kids, summer means trading in reading logs and library visits for screen time and "summer slide." But summer can also be a great time to catch up on all the awesome books you might have... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Senior Manager, Editorial Partnerships | Mom of one
How I Got My Toddler Back on Books After She Got a Taste of Screen Time
When I opened the gates to screen time for my 2-year-old daughter, I was planning to limit it to airplanes and sick days. But with TV and tablets came a whole new colorful world that hooked my tot... read more
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