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Tips for Visiting your Local Library with Kids - Megan Harney for Dallas Moms Blog

Tips for Visiting Your Local Library with Kids

Libraries are an incredible resource for moms of young kids! They provide an outlet for families stuck at home during the day and the opportunity to learn everything from using the potty to computer skills. Here are five tips for getting the most out of your visit to your local library. Check the website for story […]

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How to Encourage Summer Reading

Kids spend the whole school year practicing good reading habits, but once the school bell rings on that last day, how do you keep them interested in reading over the summer? Dallas Moms Blog contributors Lee Cordon and Amanda Hunter appeared on the CW’s Eye Opener to talk about all things summer reading!  Here’s a […]

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Local, Free Dallas Fun: Library Edition

Earlier this summer, a fellow mommy and teacher friend invited me to story book time at the local library.  I thought, sure it’ll be fun!  Although my son is too little to sit and listen to a story (he’s still working on sitting up without falling over), it would be a chance to get out of the […]

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Kids Still Learning “Library-Appropriate” Behavior? Try Online Book Requests With the Dallas Public Library

My husband and I both have fond memories of checking out books from our childhood public libraries, especially during the summer, and we couldn’t wait to get our kids their first library cards. Early last year—when our son had recently turned two and our baby daughter was just starting to crawl—we took our first, highly […]

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Little Libraries are a Big Hit

If only there were some way to better connect with busy neighbors, pick up interesting books for free, build a fun DIY project with the family, and instill a love and respect for reading in your kids… There IS a way! There’s a trend sweeping the nation that fulfills all the ideals above, and it’s […]

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Read all about it!

How many times have you read your child’s favorite book, over and over again? When I get tired of our same ol’ stack of books, it means a trip to the library is in order. As a speech-language pathologist, I am constantly after high-quality literature for both my boys. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of […]

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Learning to Read, Part 2

Alright, you’ve gone through the check list on my Is Your Child Ready to Read post and you think your child is ready. Yay! Well, here are a few things you need to help you start teaching your child the skills he or she needs to begin reading. 1. Sight Word Flash Cards- In the teacher […]

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