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The Only Stress-Free 100% Parenting Win Is Reading to Your Kids

Ann Imig | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Ann Imig

After weeks, months and years of parent sleep-deprivation accumulate, an educational experience that merely requires snuggling up on the couch or in bed, reading words from a page with a kid or two tucked in each armpit, feels like a revelation.

10 Ways to Raise a Reader

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Many parents think that as soon as their kids learn to read on their own, they no longer need to be read to. But kids still love it and benefit from it as they hear the rhythm of the language, learn correct pronunciation and get to relax and just take it all in.

Family Activities to Encourage Good Reading Habits

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In addition to simply reading aloud together, there are a myriad of activities that you can do with your child to help encourage good reading habits and develop a lifelong love of reading.

17 Kids' Books From 2014 That Make Great Holiday Gifts

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

It’s that time of year again -- and you’re frantically trying to finish your holiday shopping. You’ve got the toys, but now you want something m...

8-Year-Old Book-Lover Gives Enthusiastic, Inspiring Speech About Reading

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents

Eight-year-old Madison Reid might just be the new unofficial spokesperson for child literacy. The third-grader took the Internet by storm last wee...

How Do You Model Reading for Children in the Digital Age?

Quora | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Quora

The goal is to have books and stories that kids of every age love to read and want to have near their bodies, so they can pick up the book and say or gesture 'read?!' and a parent or caregiver will comply with joy.

26 Entertaining And Educational Books For Back-To-School Season

Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents

The kids are in school. Finally. If you're like HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal, you let them slide this summer. They barely cracked a book during the ...

24 Books That Will Captivate Your Kids This Summer

Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is grateful that her kid is in school for another week. She's sorry that the rest of your children are already running ...

Does Reading 'Moral' Stories to Children Promote Honesty?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

All over the world, young children are exposed to classic fairy tales, myths and other stories. Most kids love hearing stories, but in addition to being a fun activity, storytelling is also thought of as an educational tool that can promote moral reasoning and honesty.

50 Of The Best Kids' Books Published In The Last 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Parents

Little kids may insist you read the same books over and over at bedtime (sometimes more than once in the same night), but that doesn't mean you can't ...

20 Terrific Books To Read With Your Kids This Spring

Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents

Is it spring yet? Please say it's spring! Promise, no more snow? HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal can't tell you that we've said goodbye to winter chill...

9 Kids' Books To Read For Valentine's Day (And Love All Year Long)

Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents

It's that time of year -- hearts and kisses and chocolate abound, and HuffPost Parents blogger Devon Corneal has a list of books celebrating affection...

Is There a Right Way to Explain Evolution to a 6-Year-Old?

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

She started crying. The contradiction was overwhelming, and my explanation just made things worse. I tried to cheer her up, adding, "Then there were dinosaurs! Apes turned into people!" Full. Mental. Meltdown.

Honey, I Killed the Kids' Love of Reading

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Not that into reading? Keep trying! Stop labeling our kids, and instead start figuring out what they love, what interests them... and make reading the vehicle to learn more about it.

Read Every Day: A Healthy Prescription for Your Child

Dr Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Dr Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

Reading builds motivation, curiosity and memory. It nurtures children and encourages them to form a positive association with books and reading later in life.

11 Books by Celebrity Authors With Real Star Power

Lesley Kennedy | Posted 12.14.2013 | Parents
Lesley Kennedy

While the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress's TV show is far from family-friendly, her new children's book, It's About a Little Bird, is for the kiddos.

Introducing Your Kids to Great Literature

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Talk to your kids about the stories you loved at their age and why. Describe the wonder you felt when you first read a favorite book and the worlds it opened for you.

Can You Tell Me a Story?

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

We relate to our friends and families by telling stories about our days. We get to know one another with stories from our past. We imagine the future by concocting stories of what may be.

Back-to-School Books for Kids and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Finding the right book for your kid can be a challenge. But if you guess right and keep new ones coming, you may be on your way to raising a lifelong reader.

21 Great Reads For Back-To-School Season

Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

HuffPost Blogger Devon Corneal is done. She's gone to every park, planned every playdate, caught a million lightning bugs, eaten every flavor of popsi...

Finding a Summer Reading Program For Kids

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Jeanette Pavini

Keep your children's minds sharp with a summer book reading program that offers kid-friendly perks and freebies.

37 Books That Teach Kids About Race

Kristen Howerton | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

As Black History Month comes to a close, I thought I would share some resources for talking to kids about racism, in terms of both the historical context of our country and the present-day issues of prejudice.

Nanny Emma's Picks: The Best Books for Kids, Part II (ages 6-10)

Emma Jenner | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

There's something magical about going into a bookshop or library with a child who's just learning to read by herself. The sense of wonder is infectious, and you can almost see new ideas popping up as children excitedly survey the shelves and reach out to the books that call to them.

Nanny Emma's Picks: The Best Books for Kids, Part I (ages 1-6)

Emma Jenner | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

It's hard to tell which recently published books will stand the test of time, but in my decades of experience as a nanny, I've learned what to look for: Books that are designed to be read with children, not to them. Here are some of my recent favorites.

Common Sense Media's Feel-Good Holiday Gift Guide

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

No matter how much planning you do ahead of time, shopping for holiday gifts can feel overwhelming. Check out these hand-selected highlights from our Feel-Good Gift Guide to inspire, educate and entertain kids of all ages and stages.