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  • Creating a Reader-Friendly Home Creating a Reader-Friendly Home

    A home filled with reading material is a good way to help kids become enthusiastic readers. Here are some ideas.

  • Everyday Reading Opportunities Everyday Reading Opportunities

    Finding time to read is important to developing literacy skills. And there are many easy and convenient ways to make reading a part of every day.

  • Finding the Right Read Finding the Right Read

    Books make great gifts for kids. Here's how to pick one to fit a child's interests, maturity, and reading level.

  • Helping Kids Enjoy Reading Helping Kids Enjoy Reading

    For many kids, reading doesn't come easily. But these simple steps can help them become eager readers.

  • Poll: How Often Do You Read to Your Child? Poll: How Often Do You Read to Your Child?

    Take a quick poll to let us know how often you read to your child.

  • Raising a Summer Reader Raising a Summer Reader

    Kids' reading skills don't have to grow cold once school's out. Here are some ways to make reading a natural part of their summer fun.

  • Reading Milestones Reading Milestones

    This general outline describes the milestones on the road to reading and the ages at which most kids reach them.

  • Reading Resources Reading Resources

    Regardless of your child's age or reading level, almost every community has programs and resources that are helpful.

  • School-Age Readers School-Age Readers

    From kindergarten through third grade, kids' ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, parents continue to play a role in a child's reading life.

  • Story Time for Preschoolers Story Time for Preschoolers

    Reading aloud to your preschooler is a great way to encourage learning development and to help prepare your child for independent reading down the line.

  • After-School Snacks After-School Snacks

    If your kids come in from school and head straight for the kitchen for something to eat, here's how to make sure they still have room for a healthy dinner.

  • Breakfast Basics Breakfast Basics

    Even if you eat a healthy morning meal every day, it can be tough to get kids fueled up. Here's how to make breakfast more appealing.

  • Feeding Your Child Athlete Feeding Your Child Athlete

    All kids need to eat balanced meals and have a healthy diet. But should that balance change for kids who play on a sports team or work out?

  • Going to School With Food Allergies Going to School With Food Allergies

    With preparation and education, a child with a food allergy can stay safe at school.

  • Healthy Drinks for Kids Healthy Drinks for Kids

    What kids drink can drastically affect the amount of calories consumed, as well as the amount of calcium needed to build strong bones.

  • School Lunches School Lunches

    Packing school lunches are a chance to steer kids toward good nutrition. Here are ideas for some fun and easy lunchbox options.

  • Snacks for Preschoolers Snacks for Preschoolers

    Healthy and well-timed snacks can help fill in nutritional gaps for preschoolers. But how do you turn yours into a smart snacker?

  • Fevers Fevers

    Fevers happen when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above normal. This is often the body's way of fighting infections.

  • First Aid: Fever First Aid: Fever

    Fevers are usually not cause for alarm - they're the body's way of fighting infection. Here's what to do if your child has a fever.

  • How to Take Your Child's Temperature How to Take Your Child's Temperature

    All kids get a fever from time to time. Here's how to take your child's temperature, safely and accurately.

  • Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School? Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?

    It can be hard to know if kids are well enough to go to school or childcare. Here are some guidelines.

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