Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Reading

Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Best Tween and Teen Books of 2018
From fantasy and sci-fi, romance, and historical novels to biographies, mysteries, and thrillers, the year's best books explore both everyday personal issues -- loss, grief, friendship drama, school... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Best Kids' Books of 2018
From an elephant-filled counting book, to a crazy detective romp with a monkey private eye chasing down clues, to poignant reflections on the immigrant experience, to a STEM-friendly early reader... read more
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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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