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  1. Compliment Your Mom With These Unique Synonyms

  2. Why Is The Name “Jack” Used In So Many Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales?

    Since Jack went up the hill with Jill, Jack jumped over the candlestick, and Jack climbed the beanstalk (to name just a few of his exploits,) he must be wiped out. Doesn’t it seem like a disproportionate number of nursery rhymes and fairy tales contain a hero named Jack? Is this just a coincidence? What’s a nursery rhyme vs. a fairy tale?  First things first, …

  3. This Free Printable Comic Book Is A Noisy Writing Adventure For Kids

    What’s better than a comic book when you’re a kid? How about a free printable comic book that doubles as a writing prompt for kids? Bam! Sure, reading comic books (and graphic novels for that matter) is a classic kid activity and one that’s expert-approved for helping kids commit to a lifelong love of reading. Look no further than the likes of Captain Underpants, Diary …

  4. What Are The Best Words To Stop A Temper Tantrum?

    Temper tantrums. If you're a parent, you know there is no easy way to avoid them. But these parents have some words that have worked for them during these stressful moments. Maybe they'll work for you too!
  5. Where Do “Say So,” “Gangnam Style,” And Other Viral Dances Get Their Names?

  6. writing prompts for kids

    Science Vocab Activities For Elementary Students

    Science and English meet in these vocab activities for elementary students Help your child learn scientific vocab with these learning games. Learning animal vocabulary Watch this video about words for baby animals. Complete this word search. Find the words they learned about in the video. Click the image to get the printable word search PDF. Parents: write each one of the baby animal words on …

  7. 9 Ways To Respond To Kids When They Say “I’m Bored”

  8. Does The Million Word Gap Exist?

    By Lyndsey Gresehover As an English/Language Arts and Reading teacher and blogger for almost two decades, the word gap is a fretful phrase that I hear all too often in education. But the real question is … does it really exist? What is the word gap? This idea came from a study done in the 1990s by two psychologists, Betty Hart and Todd Risley, where …

  9. Dr. Seuss’s Most Magical Made-Up Words

    Let’s take a quick look at some of our favorite examples of Seuss's fanciful linguistics.

  10. What Are The Best Words To Use To Explain Death To Kids?