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Newsletter – Memory Muscles – March 29, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! Do you have a favorite author of children’s books? Kate DiCamillo is a favorite of ours. Today in the newsletter, Dr. Christy reflects on DiCamillo’s writing and what she values in it. We also share a simple strategy for helping your kids (and yourself) build memory muscles. Read on and enjoy! […]

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Newsletter – March into Literacy March 22, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! If you’re part of the Book Bums family, you are likely already a reader and know the importance of books and language. Even so, I am often amazed at what studies show about the power of reading. Check out the benefits illustrated in this chart. Word of the Week eminent¬†(em-ih-nuhnt) adjective/describing […]

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Newsletter – Signs of Spring March 15, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! Poison ivy, birds’ eggs, and Easter ideas: this week’s newsletter is full of signs of spring! Dr. Christy shares ideas and resources for getting the most out of non-fiction reading this season as well as our regular book recommendations and word fun. Read on and enjoy! Word of the Week alleviate¬†(uh-leev-e-ayt) […]

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Newsletter – Word Collectors March 8, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! This week in the newsletter we share a book about a beloved childhood character, Winnie-the Pooh. There’s more to his story than you may know. We also think about building libraries of words, English language quirks, and springing forward.   Word of the Week ebullient (e-bull-yent) adjective/describing word – cheerful and […]