The recent discovery that music can improve the health of preemies is a good reminder of how beneficial music can be for children. The connection between music and other types of learning is an especially good reason to encourage a love of music. Now you can do so on the go with these six great apps for teaching kids music and music appreciation.
Choosing the right book for a beginning reader can be a challenge. The story can't be so difficult that your budding bookworm gets discouraged, but it also shouldn't be so simple that your child can memorize the pages. Plus, the story has to be entertaining enough to maintain your little one's interest. Here, Circle of Moms members suggest 10 books that fit the bill — stories that will capture your child's curiosity and lay the foundation for an eternal love of reading.
If there's one thing that we can't get enough of around here, it's books for our kids. Reading is something that resonates with us as editors, as parents, and as the kids we once were ourselves. When it came time to cultivate a list of the all-time best children's books, we polled our coworkers to ensure a list that's comprehensive, including everything from old classics to new-found favorites.
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Thanks to these fun, entertaining reads, learning to go green will be anything but boring for your little ones. To help you teach your children about environmental issues, we're highlighting some of the best kids' books with a green message. With a few earth-focused books from popular series like Arthur and Little Critter, plus playful finds like Michael Recycle and The Lorax, your kids are sure to learn more about positive, eco-friendly habits. Take a look at these must-have children's books with a green message!
Choosing the right book for your little one's bedtime routine can be tricky. It needs to help wind down the day instead of making your child hyper, but still be a kid-favorite. Meanwhile, you don't want to be stuck with a book you'll be tired of after a few readings. To help you decide which stories to add to your shelves, we've compiled a list of moms' top seven bedtime books for little ones, ranging from affirmations of love to all-time classics. Happy reading!
To put your kids in the silly April Fools' Day spirit, get them giggling with these fun joke books! Riddles, knock-knock jokes, wordplay — we're sharing great reads filled with all kinds of playful jokes to make your little ones laugh. Take a look at these entertaining books to find a fun April Fools' Day gift your kids will love!
If you're hoping to stock up on books for your kids' Spring break, then why not stick to a sweet seasonal theme? With stories about flowers, rainbows, puddles, and more, these Spring-themed children's books are the perfect reads to tote on your family trip. Take a look at these charming books to get your little ones in the Spring spirit!
With Passover just around the corner, this is a great time to educate your little ones on the traditions of the holiday, and their Jewish heritage. From the silly (The Matzo Ball Boy) to the serious (Sammy Spider's First Passover), we've rounded up eight great books that do just that.
With candy, bunnies, and chicks all around, it's not surprising that the Easter holiday has inspired some great children's books. We tracked down 15 of our faves. Some bring brand-new bunnies and eggs to bookshelves, while others are literary classics — from Margaret Wise Brown's beloved Runaway Bunny to The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which is now more than 110 years old — that every kid's library should have.