As parents, we want to raise confident readers, but between commercials for teaching our babies to read and the large sections of flash cards and workbooks at the store, the whole prospect of how to accomplish it can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it may be easier than we think. Here are 10 workbook-free ways you can raise a more confident reader!

Read the full post here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2013/12/raise-confident-reader/

You and me both, kid.
Source: HuffPost Parents

You and me both, kid.

Source: HuffPost Parents

Timothy Goes to School was a cartoon series based on the books by Rosemary Wells. It featured a young raccoon, Timothy, who attended a fictional primary school.
Reblog if you remember this show!

Timothy Goes to School was a cartoon series based on the books by Rosemary Wells. It featured a young raccoon, Timothy, who attended a fictional primary school.

Reblog if you remember this show!

Learn Three Easy Games That Help Kids Work On Sight Words!
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Some would argue that Valentine’s Day has become all about food. After making this post, I might agree. 

Click the pics for the source! For the Foodie Valentine’s at the top, head over to PBS Food: http://www.pbs.org/food/features/valentines-for-foodies/

How do you teach the classics to students today? How do you get students thinking critically about how Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach are relevant to music today? These composers provide the building blocks of modern music, and are necessary knowledge to a well-rounded musical education, but how do you get students to pay attention to these long-deceased classical music masters?

CDZA (Collective Cadenza) presents an innovative way to connect with students and teach them the classics.

See more on their YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/collectivecadenza

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Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, VP of Research and Education at Sesame Workshop, provides some simple strategies to help you respond when your children ask questions about scary news.

#Newtown

[The Parent Show with Angela Santomero has been retired. We are posting this video because the content is relevant and helpful for parents and teachers everywhere.]

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Sending our thoughts and best wishes to the families of Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. Hear what Fred Rogers has to say about kids and scary news. 
http://www.pbs.org/parents/rogers/special/scarynews.html

Sending our thoughts and best wishes to the families of Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. Hear what Fred Rogers has to say about kids and scary news. 

http://www.pbs.org/parents/rogers/special/scarynews.html

Wise words.

Wise words.

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Ah, things were much simpler then! Perhaps the most shocking thing about this video from the 90’s is the prices…

Hear Conan and Chicago schoolchildren sing the blues, including hits like “Don’t Give me No Edamame”  ”No Chocolate at School” and “My Sister Stole my Teddy Bear.”

I’m not sure I’d last as long as some of these kids…

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Tip: If you’re trying to sell mattresses, don’t publicly allow 850 bodies to dirty them up. Good day.

I said good day! 

Welcome to the Come-Clean-Confessional for Caregivers. Pause, parents. Time out, teachers. Going somewhere, granny? It’s Monday, so here’s your chance to wash away your weekend woes. More than one thing to confess? No worries! They call it lather, rinse, REPEAT for a reason. 

Welcome to the Come-Clean-Confessional for Caregivers. Pause, parents. Time out, teachers. Going somewhere, granny? It’s Monday, so here’s your chance to wash away your weekend woes. More than one thing to confess? No worries! They call it lather, rinse, REPEAT for a reason.