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7 Benefits of Reading for Children

Why do children need to learn to read? What are the real benefits of reading for children outside of managing to graduate from high school (which is, of course, important!). Is reading just a tool to be used for formal education? Or is it something more. Short answer: it’s something more. Longer answer: keep reading!…

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Why and How to Read Aloud to Young Children

Experts in reading tell anyone who listens that choosing to read aloud to young children – even newborns – is a critical component in helping them learn to read later in life. In fact, many reading experts highly recommend that young children have a minimum of 1,000 books read to them before beginning kindergarten. Don’t…

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Pray

Why do you pray? Because you should? Because your life is a mess? Because you need help? Because you’re lonely? There are dozens of reasons to pray. But perhaps a better question to ask is why should you pray? If you pray because you think you should – you are partially correct. You should pray….