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Reading & Writing

Books, activities, and ideas as you and your child explore and observe nature together.

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Writing a story with your child can help illustrate where they are going, who they will meet, and how children are expected to behave at school. 

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Want to foster your child’s love of reading? There’s something special about reading the latest issue of a favorite magazine.

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Try these stories and warm weather activities! They focus on playing outdoors, cooling off in the water, and visiting relatives. 

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An interview with the picture book author about children's books and why reading aloud to children is so important.  

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Observation is an important science skill that includes far more than simply looking at an object.  Here are nine picture books that you can read with children to help sharpen these skills.

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