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Newsletter – Shop Local – May 17, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! This week in the newsletter Dr. Christy shares how to approach tough words and make learning them fun. We’ve included a downloadable game for your kiddos to build and play at home. We’re also thinking about goals, entrepreneurship, and shopping local. Do you have some big or small goals that you’re […]

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Newsletter – Memorial – May 3, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! Happy May! Here is some fun trivia for the fifth month of the year: • May’s birthstone is emerald. • No U.S. President has ever died during the month of May. • The Empire State Building opened its doors on May 1, 1931. • Clint Eastwood, Bob Dylan, John F. Kennedy, […]

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Newsletter – Excavate – April 26, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! One reason I love to read is that I can learn about people and places I’ll never experience, through books. Another I reason I love it is that I learn about myself. This week in the newsletter we’re thinking about how books can teach us about history, the natural world, and […]

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Newsletter – Squirmy Worms – April 19, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! Spring is springing all around in our local area. This week in the newsletter Dr. Christy digs into some spring dirt. We share some book recommendations to get you into your garden and a poem in praise of worms. As always, we’re thinking about words and learning. Reply to our newsletter […]

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Newsletter – Think Spring – April 12, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! In this week’s newsletter we do some thinking about thinking, and Dr. Christy shares a book full of thinking skills for the twenty-first century. We also have ideas for creative ways to get your kiddos writing. As always, we learn about words and have fun with language. We’re so glad you’re […]

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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 – 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. Bookbums.com is an Amazon Associate; We earn from qualifying purchases. This means […]