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Don’t Laugh in the Library: 10 Must-Know Library Rules

Forget “don’t laugh in the library.” Learn these ten library rules to help you and your kids have fun without upsetting the librarian. When you picture the library, do you see a stern-faced librarian telling you to hush? While libraries come with a lot of rules—some of them true, like “use inside voices,” and some […]

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12 Literary Devices to Help Kids Read and Love Poetry

Teach your child to read and love poetry with these twelve literary devices. Then nothing, not Robert Frost or Shakespeare, will trip them up. Introducing children to poetry can be an enriching experience that helps develop their language skills, writing, and creativity. But poetry, with all of its literary brilliance and complexity, can be especially

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10 Creative Story Time Prompts to Help Families Bond

Story time is the best time for family bonding. Inspire your storytelling with these creative prompts and tips for telling stories together. Story time isn’t just for fun. The positive back-and-forth interactions that help kids develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively also help kids see two crucial truths: “I belong, and I am loved.” Using storytelling

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7 Ways to Use Reading to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

We can’t—and shouldn’t—quantify our worth. But we should use these reading techniques to help our children build self-esteem. Have you ever tried to sell an old piece of furniture and realized that you don’t know how much it’s worth? While someone who has loved it their whole life might not be able to put a

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Improving Your Child’s Well-Being through Storytelling

We love telling and listening to stories, and they have so many great benefits for kids. But did you know that storytelling can also improve your child’s well-being? Books, musicals, plays, conversations—there are so many ways to tell stories. And here at Familius, we’re kind of obsessed with storytelling, and for good reason: storytelling can

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10 Ways to Organize Books to Reach Your Shelfie Goals (Even with Kids)

Want to take the perfect shelfie but are afraid your kids will mess it up? Try out these tips to organize your books and keep them shelfie ready—even with kids. If you’re a book lover, you’ve probably seen shelfies all over social media. You know the ones. The ones with twinkle lights, color-coded books, and

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6 Healthy Habits for Your Family to Start in the New Year

Healthy habits make happy families. Start your new year the right way with these six healthy habits that your family will love. Just like riding a bike, our lives are ruled by habits, both good and bad: saying “I love you” every time you hang up the phone, biting your nails, locking the door whenever

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The Icelandic Book Flood: Why You Should Give Books as a Gift

A gifting tradition where you start a book flood and read all day? Sign us up! Here’s why you should give books as a gift. Every year on Christmas Eve, a book lover’s dream comes true: a flood of books fills the streets of Iceland. Literally? Not quite, but the reality is something close. Christmas

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7 Tips for Getting Kids to Sleep on Christmas Eve

Christmas excitement can quickly turn into no sleep for your kids (and therefore you). Save your holiday with these seven tips for getting kids to sleep. Christmas is right around the corner, and your kids know it. Their excitement will build and build all season long until Christmas Eve arrives and they can’t fall asleep.

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