Category Archives: Children and Family

Where has all the magic gone for Halloween?

The spirit of Halloween is alive and well in the Stroebel family. I’m not the one carrying the torch, though. This year,┬áthat honor belongs to Sarah and Katy. They’re determined to light a fire under the whole family. Now that … Continue reading

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6 ideas for building your children’s library

Keeping plenty of children’s reading material available at home is an important part of literacy development. While borrowing from the library is an asset, nothing quite beats the convenience and joy of having a personal children’s library at home. Here … Continue reading

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1,000 ways to improve your child’s literacy and ensure long-term success

What is the link between “Goodnight Moon” and academic excellence? Or how about “Green Eggs and Ham” and career success? The question may seem like a riddle, but the answer is no joke. Early childhood reading can have a lifelong … Continue reading

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How you can change the world with a good deed and a bow tie

One year ago, I learned the story of 11-year-old Colin, an unlikely hero who is asking us to make the world a kinder place with good deeds and bow ties. The story goes like this: Last February, Colin’s mother Jennifer … Continue reading

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