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Parent Resources

Summer is a time when it is tempting to set aside books for more hands-on activities, but why not explore those activities more deeply by connecting books with summer adventures like planting a garden, exploring science in the kitchen, becoming an inventor, going to a national park, or visiting a zoo? Discover book titles to go with each of these in my PDF entitled Tips for Connecting Books with Summer Fun.


“5 Tips for Enhancing Summer/Leisure Reading” – Watch the video on my blog with authors Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Lois Ruby, and Caroline Starr Rose. Download a PDF with their tips.


Using picture books to stimulate a discussion about past experiences is an engaging way to help kids of all ages connect with caregivers and family members. Download the PDF on Picture Books for Reminiscing with book suggestions and questions to get the conversation started.

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