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Take the PTA’s Family Reading Challenge and bring your family closer together

This post is part of the PTA Family Reading Challenge Blog Party Challenge series. View the full post on “Bonggamom Finds”. There's a saying that goes: The family that plays together, stays together.  It may not rhyme as well, but I think it's just as accurate to say: The family that reads together, stays together. From the time our kids were infants, Alfie … [Read More...]

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Tips For Reading to Your Child #FamiliesRead

This post is part of the PTA Family Reading Challenge Blog Party Challenge series. View the full post on “JulieVerse”. About 2 years ago, the kids and I spent hours laying across my bed while I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to them. Often times I’d notice their eyes closed in a dream like stance, but the minute I’d pause to make sure they … [Read More...]

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Children’s Budget 2015 Brings Bad News: Fewer Investments in Kids

This blog post was shared from First Focus's Children's Budget Digital Toolkit. The federal government makes more than 200 distinct investments in children. These include traditional children’s initiatives like education and child abuse and neglect prevention. They also include other investments that improve the lives of kids, like Medicaid and the Supplemental … [Read More...]

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National PTA Lauds Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Nation’s Juvenile Justice System

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2015 (JJDPA), which has protected the care and treatment of children and youth in the justice system for over 40 years. The bill, S. 1169—which Congress last reauthorized in 2002—would close loopholes in the law to … [Read More...]

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#FamilesRead: How I’m Encouraging Students’ Families to Read

This post is part of the PTA Family Reading Challenge Blog Party Challenge series. View the full post on “Inside Bell's Brain”. Reading is a crucial part of a child's education. Children's ideas about language and communication, as well as ideas about character-building and coping with life's obstacles, are strengthened through reading. The National PTA is … [Read More...]

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The Family That Reads Together

This post is part of the PTA Family Reading Challenge Blog Party Challenge series. View the full post on “Just Piddlin'”. As our children get older – and more literate - we generally feel like we can let go of family reading, the nightly story at bedtime thing.  But educators keep telling us that family reading, even after kids can read on their own, makes … [Read More...]