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Play & Learn Center

  • Play & Learn Center Play & Learn Center

    Play is the building block of childhood. It teaches kids about their world. Here, learn what activities inspire and motivate, and which toys are not only safer, but smarter, too.

  • Music and Your Preschooler Music and Your Preschooler

    Most preschoolers love music, and it does more than entertain. Research shows that kids who are actively involved in music develop important life skills too.

  • Music and Your School-Age Child Music and Your School-Age Child

    Whether dancing around the living room or singing along to the radio, school-age kids love music. And there are loads of good reasons to encourage this enthusiasm.

  • Music and Your Toddler Music and Your Toddler

    Music is a natural part of life for toddlers. And it can kickstart learning and offer lifelong benefits.

  • 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 Reluctant Readers Helping Reluctant Readers

    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 Books to Babies Reading Books to Babies

    Reading aloud to your baby stimulates developing senses, and builds listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader.

  • 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.

  • Storytelling Storytelling

    Here are some tips for on-the-spot storytelling when you hear your child plead, "I'm bored! Please tell me a story."

  • Toddler Reading Time Toddler Reading Time

    Reading to toddlers lays the foundation for their independent reading later on. Here are some tips.

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