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The top 10 most popular kids' activities on this site to improve your early reader's literacy skills.
The top 10 most popular kids' learning activities on this site to improve your developing reader's literacy skills.
The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner has just been announced by the American Library Association. This prestigious award is presented annually to the American artist of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the United States. This year the award has been won by Brian Floca for his picture book "Locomotive".
The perfect book for any train-lover, "Locomotive" paints a picture of life on America's early railroads. It is 1869 and a train approaches the platform. The book describes the mechanics of the locomotive, the responsibilities of the crew members, the passing landscapes and the thrill of the passengers experiencing the sights and sounds of this new mode of travel. Click on the link below to check out all the past winners of the Caldecott Medal.
Which children's Christmas books will you be reading on Christmas Eve? Here are some of our favorites which we come back to year after year.
All of the best children's book lists in one place, for easy browsing to find that perfect book.
Expand your child's knowledge and horizons with these fascinating and informative non-fiction picture books.
One of our favorite spelling word games at the moment is Pathwords Jr. It keeps my kids entertained while also teaching vocabulary, spelling and spatial reasoning. Watch this video to see my six-year-old son having fun playing it:
Here are some of the best spelling word games for helping your child to improve their spelling and vocabulary.
Play these early reading games and have fun with your child while they learn.
Try this fun writing activity where your child fills in the gaps to create their own personalised superhero story.
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