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Librarian’s Favorite Rhyming Books

One of the most important things that I learned during my 36-year career as an early childhood educator was the importance of phonological awareness activities. Phonological awareness is a broad skill that includes identifying and manipulating units of oral language. Simply put, it includes activities such as rhyming (cat/hat), segmenting (the word cat is broken up by saying each sound /c/-/a/-/t/) and onset and rimes (the word cat would be /c/-/at/). Read More

My kids are afraid to go to sleep.

Hi Grandma Maggie,

I came upon your page and figured I’d give it a shot on this issue we’re having in our home.

My husband, kids and I just moved into a new house. For the first time we have a smoke alarm in every bedroom as well as a security system that we have no idea how to use. Read More

Jessa Duggar Seewald Announces Baby Boy’s Name

Counting On stars Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald recently welcomed their second child together…and now they’re revealing their little guy’s name.

In a new video, Jessa and Ben announce that they’ve named their new addition Henry Wilberforce. In the clip, they explain the significance of his name, which includes a bit of a history lesson. Read More

Derek Jeter and Hannah Jeter Expecting First Child

Congratulations to retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his wife, model Hannah Jeter – the couple are expecting their first child together!

Hannah revealed the happy news in a post on The Players’ Tribune, where she explained, “Now, pregnant with our first child, Derek and I are looking to the future.”

She also revealed they’re having a girl, as evidenced by Derek holding an insane amount of pink balloons, with Hannah noting: “He already has a name in mind – he’s set on it. Read More

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