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Reading & Writing

Books that Inspire Nature Observations

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

Great Books to Read to Infants and Toddlers

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Many families are familiar with classic books like Goodnight Moon and read them over and over with their very youngest children. Here are some more recent titles and reissues you and your baby will both love.

(Note: Many of these books are available in Spanish, and can be purchased as a hardcover, paperback, or board book.)


Magazines for Young Children

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

Books about Warm Weather Fun

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

Bond through Reading: An Interview with Mem Fox

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

13 Things Babies Learn When We Read with Them

We all know that it’s good to read to our babies.  But what exactly are they learning? Here are just some of the things your baby can learn as you read together.

Read and Observe: 9 Picture Books to Help Develop Observation Skills

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.