Category - Books

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Read Across America Day: Seuss-tastic Events Around the Twin Cities – That You Can Attend With All of Your Kiddies
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Christmas Shopping Local: Toys
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20 Minutes Reading Homework? 20 Easy Strategies

Read Across America Day: Seuss-tastic Events Around the Twin Cities – That You Can Attend With All of Your Kiddies

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and each year the NEA (National Education Association) celebrates Read Across America Day in his honor. What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Ours is The Sleep Book, while we don’t read it every night, it comes out often.

Visit Seussville on Read Across America Day

Play games and learn more about Dr. Seuss at Seussville.com.

 As this is not a major holiday, events are usually announced only a couple weeks in advance. We’ll add 2020 dates here as they come in. In the meantime, the Twin Cities usually joins the fun at these locations:

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Christmas Shopping Local: Toys

Christmas is a magical time of year, and the joy of Christmas shopping should reflect that. I know I’m not alone in the stress of shopping for our kids, but this year….this year, we are going to do it right. And by do it right, I’m saying we are going to get it done with the least amount of stress possible. Because I know you may be like me, we have collected this list of locally made toys and toy shops to support during this season. Get it done early and get it done quickly.  That will leave you plenty of time for Memory-Making Magic this season.

For more holiday happenings, check our 2019 Christmas & Holiday Guide. It’s chock full of Santa sightings, festivals, theater and musical performances, Christmas lights displays, and Christmas shopping tips.

Locally Made Toys - Christmas Shopping

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20 Minutes Reading Homework? 20 Easy Strategies

We’ve all heard the studies that share the impact of reading 20 minutes a day. This has become so ingrained in parenting advice that some lovely soul has even written a “read 20 minutes a day poem.” However, at the end of the school day, we are often exhausted and faced with that mandatory 20 minutes reading homework left to do. Joy has come up with some great ways to be a rockstar parent in the reading homework department.

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